After School Care Assistant

Berry Recruitment
Dartford, UK
18 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Berry Recruitment are now recruiting for an After School Care Assistant for a school based in Dartford, Kent.

This is a part time, permanent position requiring you to work 16 hours per week, term time only. Holiday Care will be available depending on your availability.

Your duties will include:

- To support your Room Leaders in the provision with a variety of appropriate play opportunities for children some of whom may require special attention and/or will have come from various racial, cultural and religious backgrounds.

- Maintain good working relationships with your team, the schools and the children also with the other departments within the YMCA.

- Support groups of children in specific sport, game craft and learning activities. Manage behaviours and adapt the activity to meet the needs of groups or individuals.

- Evaluate events and activities and contribute to the development of the department including making recommendations for change and development of the activities.

- Supervise children to ensure safe use of equipment and facility without endangering themselves or other users.

- Maintain play environments to the appropriate health and safety standards and ensure its suitability for the users. Contribute to the corporate responsibility for continuously checking that the premises are safe, and in good repair, reporting defects promptly.

- Liaise with leaders and other play-workers to share activities and skills to ensure a range of complementary activities are available across the year.

- Collect children at schools according to needs of the department this may be by walking or getting on a minibus escorting them safely.

- To set and clear away after each session all the equipment etc.

- To follow the policies and procedures set out in the children's services policies.

- To support the group leaders in implementing new ideas and activities.

- Support less experienced workers in activities; supervise students and volunteers working to develop their confidence and knowledge.

- Ensure that the department's equal opportunities and standards are integrated into all aspects of the service.

- Undertake safeguarding measures, reporting areas of concern to the leaders or Children's Services Manager.

If this position is an interest to you please apply with your updated CV.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and ability to perform the duties of the job

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