After School Care Programme Assistant
11.5 hours per week during term time (approximately 16h00-18h15h daily) – until end June 2019
15 hours per week during term time (approximately 15h15-18h15 daily) – From September 2019
Scope and purpose of the job
In conjunction with another Programme Assistant, you will develop a programme of activities for students who use this service. You will be instrumental in providing and maintaining a safe and engaging environment with a variety of activities for the children, communicating with the parents, liaising with teachers and school administration when necessary, and maintaining documentation.
Key tasks and responsibilities
- Develop a themed programme which changes regularly, and includes table activities, free play, outdoor play, quiet time etc. to keep the children interested and occupied during their time in after-school care.
- Assist with the daily set up, organisation/arrangement, and pack-up of the environment for the ASC programme in the school dining hall.
- Supervise the children in the day to day activities of the programme, indoors and outdoors in close collaboration with the Assistant.
- Maintain a physical environment that is safe, neat, clean, appropriate for students, and conducive to having fun.
- Plan, prepare and arrange a variety of table activities during the week, supervise snacks, outdoor play, quiet time, and assist children with day to day needs.
- Ensure care of the children at all times and know the whereabouts of children at all times.
- Keep daily attendance records, accommodate spontaneous supervision needs for families, complete documentation and communicate injuries/incidents to school administration.
- Redirect any inappropriate child behaviour and guide children to positive interactions; yet provide disciplinary action if needed, including notification of relevant teachers if necessary.
- Be knowledgeable of and comply with all relevant LCIS policies and procedures.
- Administer light first aid as necessary.
- Light cleaning.
Person specification and requirements
- Prior experience supervising and working with children aged 3 – 12 (ratio of 1:10).
- Proven experience in creating and developing an interesting programme relevant to the age group.
- Ability to use creativity and initiative when interacting with children.
- Possess or be able to obtain certification in First Aid and child CPR.
- Strong organization and communication skills, with an ability to adapt to shifting schedules and priorities.
- Assertive and confident with an ability to multi-task and take decisions.
- Able to work independently yet be part of a team.
- Fluent English, with some French preferred.
The closing date for application is March 22nd 2019. First stage interviews may be conducted by Skype or telephone and final interviews will take place at LCIS in Aubonne.
Start Date: As soon as possible
At LCIS we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.
All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both Country of residence/birth and any Country of residence within the last 10 years.