After-School Club Assistant/Supervisor – Stoke Fleming Primary School
Permanent position starting 1st September 2021
6 to 9 hours per week – 38 weeks per year (term time only)
Salary: £9.43 per hour (Grade B)
- To be responsible for the development and daily running of the After-School Club providing a safe, caring and stimulating environment for children.
- To work in partnership with parents and carers, and to promote the wellbeing of the children.
- Ensure children have access to appropriate activities to support their physical, emotional, social and intellectual development giving consideration to families’ ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, ensuring that the school’s Equal Opportunities Policy is adhered to.
- Maintain the After-School Club to an agreed standard of cleanliness and hygiene, before, during and at the end of each session, and be responsible for all Health and Safety matters in the After-School Club to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all those who use and work in the Club.
- To safely escort children to ensure their wellbeing at all times, for example outside play.
- Take a key role in suitably equipping the After-School Club in order to provide a stimulating environment for the children and implement policies and procedures within the After-School Club.
- Ensure that high standards are maintained with regards to how the club runs.
- To deal with any immediate problems or emergencies arising according to the school’s policies and procedures.
- To report back to the appropriate member of staff using the school’s agreed referral procedures on the behaviour of pupils during the After-School Club, or any other issues that may be relevant.
- To promote and reinforce school policies, practices and procedures, including an understanding of child protection and health and safety responsibilities.
- The post holder will be expected to act as an adult role model and support school policies when dealing with pupils, parents, carers, visitors and all members of the school community.
The success, safety and stimulating play environment of the After-School Club depends on the staff running it. The After-School Club Assistant has the responsibility of ensuring that the club runs smoothly and in a consistent way.
PROBLEMS AND DECISIONS
He/she must be able to act as an adult role model at all times and will require the ability to make sound and consistent decisions which will gain the respect of pupils and produce a controlled and constructive After School Club environment.
Individual pupils, parents, staff and other school visitors. Regular liaison with and reporting to designated staff.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
- Previous experience of working with children in an educational setting.
- Some vocational training/qualification in the care, development or education of children is desirable.
- Good interpersonal skills with both adults and children.
- Behaviour management skills and an understanding of health and safety and child protection policies and responsibilities. (School/LEA training will also be provided).
- Basic knowledge of ICT applications and experience of word processing is an advantage.
- Must be willing to undertake further professional development.
Occasional lifting may be required to move equipment and resources but is not a significant factor.
Working with children is demanding and requires stamina and resourcefulness. This post will require physical effort, such as moving furniture.
The post holder would benefit from being competent in the use of computers and other equipment for After School Club administration and which might have interest value for children.
This job description sets out the main duties of the post and does not describe in detail all tasks required to carry them out.
SPECIAL NOTES OR CONDITIONS
The post holder will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and related checks to satisfy child protection requirements. The post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and all convictions or cautions must be declared. The post holder has a responsibility to promote and safeguard the safety and welfare of children in accordance with the school’s child protection and behaviour management policy.
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ESW is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.