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Wrap-Around Care Service Play Assistant - Part-time

Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-3284-113S
  • Posted:08/08/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:30th August 2022
  • App Close Date:17/08/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed

Advert

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Lady Joanna Thornhill Wrap-around Care service on the school’s premises in Wye, for Wrap-around Care playworkers to join our team.

Lady Joanna Thornhill is scheduled to run its Wraparound Care service to children from our primary school, from 7.30– 8:45am; 3:00 - 6.00pm daily, term time. The service will be housed on site and benefits from our school facilities. We are looking for people who are passionate about all aspects of childcare and education, and able to bring new ideas and assist in running the School Services for pupils between the ages of 4 and 11. The successful candidate(s) will support the Wrap-around care service leader in supervising children attending the service, provide appropriate activities, encourage cooperation, secure their safety, monitor well-being and ensure good behaviour.

You will need to have a friendly, caring and dynamic approach to working with children.

The hours of work will be 5 days per week, 7.15– 8:45am & 3:00 - 6.15pm or just 3:00 -6:15pm, term time only.

Key duties and responsibilities:

This role suits the creatives among us who enjoy providing appropriate activities for children in our Wrap Around Care service, encouraging co-operation, whilst also securing their safety, monitoring well-being and ensuring good behaviour.

  • To maintain a safe and stimulating play environment and to assist with the developing opportunities which encourage children’s social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional development through play.
  • Be responsible to the service leader and Headteacher
  • To ensure the provision offers a safe and stimulating play environment.
  • To assist with the planning preparing and delivery of activities, which meet children’s individual and developmental needs.
  • To work face to face with the children registered with the Service
  • To supervise tea time refreshments for the children.
  • To follow guidelines and procedures for safeguarding in accordance with Lady Joanna Thornhill Primary Schools’ policies and procedures.
  • To carry out any other duties, which will be seen to enhance the work of the Wrap-around Care service.

We particularly welcome applicants from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within our school workforce.

This is a rolling advertisement and the School reserves the right to close applications, should we find a suitable applicant prior to the closing date being met.

We do not use Agencies for our recruitment process.

 

Information about the school

Lady Joanna is a two-form entry endowed primary school, in the centre of the idyllic village of Wye. It is set in amazing grounds and the outside area is being further developed into a really special and exciting space for the children.

At Lady Joanna, we aim to provide a stable, caring, learning environment in which children are happy to attend, are stimulated, keen to learn and flourish. We provide for a wide range of ability and are committed to providing equal opportunities and extra support to those who are vulnerable or have special needs. Our curriculum is for the Head, Heart and Hand and this means we want to provide an expansive education. We love to celebrate the children’s achievements, whether academic, sports, music, art or otherwise, champion equality and promote diversity.

Lady Joanna is a UNICEF Rights Respecting School, which empowers the children to learn more about their rights and how they work in practice. The school also supports children to become courageous advocates through the School Council and we are proud of our environment and promote environmental issues.

Lady Joanna is a member of CARE Foundation Trust which is a group of 10 local primary schools. This provides support and shared learning opportunities across the trust.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Ms R Foster
  • Address:Bridge Street, Wye, Ashford, Kent, TN25 5EA
  • Telephone: (01233) 812781
  • Email: thrive@ladyj.kent.sch.uk

Documents

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.