Induction, orientation and position descriptions

By June 30, 2020 No Comments

Welcome to our weekly quality improvement support series for 2020.

“It’s our polite nudge in the ribs to help you and your team stay organised and on task.”

This week’s subject is:

Element 7.1.3: Roles and responsibilities
Roles and responsibilities are clearly defined, and understood, and support effective decision making and operation of the service.


Where are you at? Can you improve? Do you detect any gaps in compliance?

Induction, orientation and position descriptions
Do you provide a simple checklist of what’s included in your staff induction and orientation process.

Using the adage; ‘slow is fast’ should be adopted when inducting a new team member. Take your time and facilitate a detailed and thorough orientation including all regulatory and service based documentation including: the EYLF, National Quality Standard and service based policies and procedures.

It’s critical that this has been supported by an accurate and logically written Position Description that will support early adjustment into the role and a clear understanding of its responsibilities.

To enhance performance, the job description can be accompanied by a ‘weekly routine checklist’. This will assist the new staff member to gain confidence and become the basis for monitoring and reviewing performance.

Within System7 go to QA7 / Modules 28, 29 and 30 to document your current self assessment strategies for induction and orientation. The Suggestions area also contains a list of key documents to ensure everything is covered.

The Childcare Centre Desktop also has a complete human resource section including: job descriptions, role checklists, induction and orientation checklists and performance appraisal resources.

Resources, NQS Element, Regulation and System7 links

Childcare Centre Desktop – Human Resources
National Quality Standard – QA7 / Element: 7.1.3
System7 Module – QA7 – 28, 29 and 30
National Regulation – Part 4.4 Staffing arrangements and Reg: 168

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