|Club or setting:||Schools Out Club|
|Location:||Battersea and Wandsworth|
|Hours:||3.5 hours per day, 5 days per week, term time only|
|Salary:||£10.00 - £11.70 per hour depending on qualifications|
|Closing date:||1 October 2021|
This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual who is keen to work for this well established service in south London.
Balham Community Centre are looking for an enthusiastic play-worker who is committed to good childcare practices and has the ability to take responsibility for a group of children while entertaining and having fun with them.
The Play-worker will be directly responsible to the Schools Out Club Manager and the General Manager of Balham Community Centre
The Play-worker has shared responsibility during Club hours for the following:
- Collecting the children from class at the end of the day and escorting them safely to the Club
- Organise and prepare activities, equipment, toys etc. for the daily session.
- Apply a professional standard of care and supervision of the children, ensuring a safe and stimulating environment is provided.
- To assist in the preparation and serving of food each day, following Food Hygiene standards.
- Giving first aid and simple medical attention when appropriate and to provide individual support to children in distress. .
- Recording accidents and incidents in full and reporting them to parents and Manager. To discuss issues arising from individual children with the club manager.
- To take part in all activities such as cooking, dancing, out-door games etc.
- Help to organise celebrations of special events.
- To shop and purchase equipment, materials, toys, food etc. as required.
- To assist in the maintenance of Club equipment toys etc. and the care of work-place.
- To assist in arranging meetings for children to discuss their needs.
- Ensuring that after each session the working area is left in a suitable condition for the next group.
- A minimum of two years’ experience of working with children aged 3-11 years in a play provision
- An understanding of the management needs of a play provision.
- A commitment to good childcare practices, including listening to children and non-aggressive ways of communicating with children.
- An ability to take responsibility for a group of children while entertaining and having fun with them
- A flexible approach to work and the ability to work as part of a team across our sites.
- Should have basic First Aid training, or a willingness to undertake training.
- Should have a Food Hygiene certificate, or a willingness to undertake training.
- Should have a Safeguarding Children certificate, or a willingness to undertake training.
- A willingness to undertake any training that is considered necessary or appropriate to work within the Club.
- An understanding of confidentiality and ability to work within this framework.