ALL SAINTS' KIDS CLUB JOB VACANCY

29/06/2018

VACANCY

All Saints’ Kids Club is looking to appoint a

DEPUTY PLAY LEADER

The successful applicant will assist the Play Leader in managing and leading our team of Play Workers in running a successful Before and After School Club and Holiday Club, ensuring the club provides high quality childcare within a positive, safe, happy and stimulating environment, in line with the club’s policies and procedures.

Essential for the post:

 

This position would be for a minimum of 15 hours per week during term time.  During holidays you would be expected to work a minimum of 25 hours. There will be times when you will be required to work extra hours to cover staff holidays.

If you feel you have the necessary qualifications and qualities to fulfil this role and would like to know more, or would like to apply, please contact Suzanne at Kids Club office for an application form.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS FRIDAY 06 JULY 2018

 

JOB DESCRIPTION...

 

Job Holder:

FOR INFORMATION ONLY

Job Title:

Deputy Play Leader

Responsible to:

Play Leader

JOB BRIEF:

The post holder will assist the Play Leader in ensuring that the Club provides high quality childcare within a positive, safe and happy environment and in line with the Club’s policies and procedures.  In the absence of the Play Leader, they will be responsible for planning and preparing a programme of activities, managing and leading a team of Play Workers and the completion of all relevant paperwork and administration.  They will also have a role in the promotion of the Club.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

All Staff are the public face of the Club and it is of the utmost importance that the post holder demonstrates a high level of professionalism when carrying out their work.

Quality Childcare

  1. To assist, and in the absence of, the Play Leader to:-
  • Facilitate a safe, creative, and fun-filled environment for children to play in by preparing activities and organising a programme that incorporates imaginative and innovative activities.
  • Ensure the Club is appropriately resourced (including the provision of food), identifying equipment needs and working within an identified budget.
  • Deploy the time and skills of adults so to offer each child the attention, stimulus and support that will ensure opportunities for continuity and progression in play.
  • Ensure that all activities reflect positively the linguistic, religious and cultural diversity of the community.
  • Provide fun and nutritious snacks.
  1. To assist the Play Leader in contributing to and implementing the Club policies, especially those on Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety.
  2. To assist the Play Leader in ensuring that Club processes are implemented in keeping with the Club’s policies and procedures.

Health and Safety

To assist, and in the absence of, the Play Leader, ensure a safe environment for children and adults in the group, ensuring:

  • Equipment is well maintained and safe to use.
  • Good hygiene standards.
  • All safety procedures (including Child Protection) are enforced and regularly reviewed.
  • Accidents and emergencies are dealt with according to Policy.  Ensuring the first aid box is regularly replenished.
  • Preparing and fully setting out the area before children arrive and tidying up after the children leave, ensuring that the Club is ready for the following day’s operation.

Management

  • In the absence of the Play Leader, manage and lead a team of Play Workers to ensure the Club continues to offer a high quality of care within all Club and legal procedures.

Marketing and Promotion

To assist in marketing and promoting the Club:

  • To attend parents meetings, be involved in fundraising events, as required, which may be outside of normal working hours.

Administration

  • To deal with administration as directed by the Play Leader.

Relationships

  1. To build and maintain positive and professional relationships with parents/carers and to encourage parental involvement and support of the Club.  To deliver a high level of customer service to parents/carers and children.
  2. To liaise closely with parents, school and other childcare play related agencies.
  3. To advise extended Schools Manager of any matter requiring attention, such as concerns about a child, or equipment needing repair or replacement.
  4. Develop positive relationships with other staff working within the Club.
  5. To lead by example and be a positive role model.

 

Other

  1. To attend staff meetings and training sessions as required, which may be outside of normal working hours.

2.     To participate in all self-development activities, including appraisals.

3.      To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families’, staff and Club activities which are learnt as part of the job, and in line with the Club Confidentiality Policy.

  1. To dress appropriately in the staff uniform provided, during working hours only.
  1. Any other duties deemed necessary by the management of the Club.

 

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION
Essential for the post
  • Recognised qualification at level 3 or above.
  • Level Two Safeguarding Certificate (or willingness to progress to Level 2)
  • Proven track record of experience of working in a management or supervisory position and leading and mentoring a team of Playworkers.
  • Experience in working in a customer service environment.
  •   An understanding of and commitment to the provision of high quality childcare, and a knowledge of child development.
  •    Ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Ability to build positive relationships with adults and children.
  • A commitment to equal opportunities and ability to apply this to your work.
  • Ability to provide a healthy, safe and secure environment.
  • Ability to use judgement and common sense.
  • Ability to meet children’s individual needs.
  • A bright, cheerful and outgoing personality.
  • A caring nature with a natural, honest interest in caring for children.
  • Fit to perform the duties of the post.
  • Well presented with a positive, professional approach.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Capable and committed to leading and working as part of a team.
  • Good organisational skills and time management.
  • Can successfully initiate and manage change.
  • Devolve responsibilities and delegate tasks.

Desirable for the post

  • A current first aid certificate.
  • A current food hygiene certificate.
  • A current driving licence.
  • Some experience of administration.
  • Experience of working with a management committee.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • At least two year’s experience of caring for other people’s children by working in a childcare setting or childminding.
  •  Knowledge of the Ofsted National Standards.
  • Special Needs experience
  • Committed to be involved in full life of school community.