JOB TITLE: After School Care Assistant
LINE MANAGER: After School Care Manager
PURPOSE OF JOB: To assist in the support and inclusion of all pupils who attend After School Care
HOURS: Monday to Friday, 3pm – 6.30pm, Term Time Only
- To create a safe and happy environment in which children, aged 2 ½ -11 years, can play.
- To supervise children at play and, Weather permitting, supervise children in the outside play area
- Log children in on arrival and out on departure, liaising with parents
- To set out, in conjunction with the After School Care Manager, a variety of age appropriate activities, games, crafts, construction in which children may participate
- To provide a quiet space and offer support, as applicable, to children wishing to complete homework
- To serve tea to pupils (this is prepared by the Chef Manager).
- To ensure a high standard of behaviour, both at the table (i.e. table manners) and during play sessions (e.g. sharing and respect for equipment)
- Maintain a tidy area and clear away at the end of the session
- To stay behind if necessary once After School Care is finished to ensure all children have been collected by a relevant parent or guardian.
- To provide additional (extended hours) support at Parents’ Evenings and to attend school events as appropriate. Support PTA events such as the Christmas Fair, Family Event etc
- To be aware of all the relevant safeguarding and health and safety requirements
- To be aware of / follow school policies and procedures
- To maintain confidentiality about home-school / pupil-teacher/ school work matters.
- Attend to children’s physical welfare such as changing after toilet accidents, sickness and support when ill. To provide First Aid as necessary.
- To participate in professional development and to attend Inset days incorporating staff training and staff meetings and line management meetings
- To complete any other task as directed by the After School Care Manager or Senior Leadership Team (SLT)
After School Care Assistant Person Specification
Personal education and qualifications – Desirable
- To have qualifications in Maths and English GCSE, grade C or above or equivalent.
- To have a full and relevant Level 3 qualification or higher education
- Paediatric First Aid and Safeguarding Awareness Level 2 training
- Experience in a similar setting would be an advantage
- To have the ability to speak and write clearly.
Training and personal development
- To demonstrate a willingness to undertake appropriate training in line with the
- To have the ability to relate well to pupils and adults, understanding their needs and being able to respond accordingly.
- To be reliable, enthusiastic, adaptable, discreet and tolerant
- To work as a team member, building a good working rapport with colleagues.
- To maintain the ethos of the school as set by the Headteacher and Governing Body.
- To be flexible and willing to contribute to the wider needs of the school.
To apply, email your CV and cover letter at firstname.lastname@example.org