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Play Worker

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School Support Staff

The Oaks Primary

The Oaks Primary School
Play Worker
Salary Range: Grade 2 Scale Point 11 – 13 (£17,007 - £17,391 full time equivalent)
Working Pattern: 7:30 – 9:00 and/or 15:00 – 18:15 – Please specify on application if you are applying for full hours, just Breakfast Club or After School Club
Contract Type: 1 year fixed contract

Closing date – Monday 3rd June at 9am
Shortlisting – Monday 3rd June
Interview – Wednesday 5th June

 The Governors of The Oaks are seeking to appoint a before and after school club play worker to support the club manager in providing a high quality provision for pupils aged between 4 – 11 years, working in our Breakfast Club and/or After School Club.
The role will involve:
· Assisting with planning, preparing and delivering a wide range of exciting activities for pupils from the early years, KS1 and KS2.
· To provide comprehensive care for The Oaks children including collecting them from their classrooms and extra-curricular clubs, within the school grounds.
· To provide refreshments, ensuring that hygiene and health & safety standards are met.
· To administer first aid when necessary.
· To consult with children and involve them in planning activities.
· To support the club manager with administration, including record keeping, registers and manage resources.
· To facilitate good communication with all members of the club, parents, school staff and childcare and play related agencies.
· To attend meetings as appropriate.
· To undertake appropriate and relevant training.
· To keep the work environment healthy, safe and secure.
· To work within agreed club policies and procedures, including safeguarding, health & safety and behaviour management.
· To deal with all confidential matters with tact and discretion.
· Attend to the toileting and personal hygiene of younger pupils.
· Such other duties, as may reasonably be required within the grading of the post.
· To engage the children in play, encouraging them to join in with planned activities.
The successful candidate will: -
 ·         Hold a relevant qualification to at least a NVQ Level 2 or suitable equivalent that would support the role.
·         Have experience of working as part of a team.
·         Be hard working, professional and reliable with good time keeping.
·         Be committed to the ongoing development of the club and its team.
·         Have a successful history of working with children and young people in the primary age range.
It would be desirable to hold the following: -
·         Food Hygiene Level 2 qualification
·         Pediatric first aid qualification
   We can offer you:
• Motivated, enthusiastic and well behaved children
• A highly supportive Leadership team and staff team
• Supportive parents and Governors
• A commitment to high quality professional development
• A welcoming atmosphere where everyone is valued.
FAO  Mrs J Grundy Headteacher of The Oaks CP School by Monday 3rd June at 9am
Closing date – Monday 3rd June at 9am
Shortlisting – Monday 3rd June
Interview – Wednesday 5th June

Informal visits to the school are encouraged and warmly welcomed. Please ring the school office to arrange a suitable time. If you wish to apply, please download an application form, person specification and job description from the greater jobs website

Completed applications should be sent to the school office

This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This school is committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. The school is also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Job Description.pdf
Application form.docx

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application deadline

9 00 am

3rd Jun 2019

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