Careers

Available Positions

Programme ManagerPlay Worker

Programme Manager -various locations

Purpose of Position

To ensure the profitable and effective management of the day-to-day running of the service; making certain that all children attending receive optimal care at all times, with a focus on a safe and secure environment delivered through a planned, well balanced programme of activities.

Person specification

Essential qualities Desirable qualities
Experience of working with 4 to 11 year olds At least 2 years experience of working in a childcare setting
Experience of administration Experience of working within a play-based setting
Experience of dealing with customers/parents Experience of budgeting
Experience of working in a supervisory or management capacity Current driving licence with access to a car during working hours
Ability to use IT based resources to support play and club administration Current 12-hour Paediatric First Aid Certificate
Delivering equal opportunities in a play setting Food Hygiene Certificate
Understanding the varied needs of children and families
Appropriate Level 3 qualification
Appropriate child protection training
Providing and facilitating safe, stimulating play
Ability to work as a team member and demonstrate leadership skills
Excellent communication skills together with sufficient understanding and use of English to ensure the well-being of the children*
Ability to work on own initiative, using judgement and common sense
Familiarity with the Early Years Foundation Stage

Health and Safety

  • Ensure all incidents and injuries are reported, recorded and investigated according to
    Sherpa Kids health and safety policies and procedures including notifying the Managing Director immediately
  • Ensure occupational health and safety requirements are monitored and adhered to.

Professional Development

  • Participate in all staff training including but not limited to induction training, first aid, behaviour management, health and safety, and child abuse awareness
  • Ensure first aid certificates, working with children checks/police checks are kept current

Miscellaneous

  • Other duties reasonably within the capability of the employee may also be required from time.

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Play Worker -various locations

Purpose of Position

To assist with the effective management of the day-to-day running of the Sherpa Kids Programme; making certain that all children attending receive optimal care at all times, with a focus on a safe and secure environment delivered through a structured, well balanced programme.

Key Accountabilities

Daily Operations – Accountability and Expected Target

  • Wear the Sherpa Kids uniform and name tag (where provided) at all times
  • Implement and maintain Sherpa Kids daily routine according to all operating procedures, standards, guidelines and policies
  • Supervise and assist children in programme activities e.g. art and craft, sport, games, offsite visits and excursion
  • Help to set up the club for the day’s activities and to tidy away after the children have left
  • Aid in the preparation of a daily snack and in the tidy-up after
  • Take on Key Worker status for specific children in the Early Year age bracket and help plan and report on their development along the 7 areas outlined in the EYFS
  • Ensure the working environment is kept clean, tidy, hygienic and safe for all children, staff, parents and visitors to the Programme at all times
  • Maintain the approved Sherpa Kids behaviour management operating standards and systems at all times
  • Keep all information regarding the children and parents confidential at all times, allowing access only to duly authorised people and staff at all times
  • Liaise with Programme Manager, parents and guardians as necessary to ensure open and timely communication
  • Assist the Programme Manager as required to run the daily routine as scheduled as per duties outlined on the task list.
  • Attend all meetings as required by management and maintain regular contact with the Programme Manager
  • Sign in and out on days rostered to work as per operating procedures
  • Report back to the Programme Manager with any concerns regarding a child or behaviour issues or other concerns.

Health and Safety

Accountability and Expected Target

  • Ensure all incidents and injuries are reported and recorded according to Sherpa Kids health and safety policies and procedures

Professional Development

Accountability and Expected Target

  • Participate in all staff training including but not limited to induction training, first aid, behavior management, health and safety, children’s safeguarding and risk management
  • Ensure first aid certificates, working with children checks/police checks are kept current

Miscellaneous

  • Other duties reasonably within the capability of the employee may also be required from time.

Submit your CV