Grey Valley - Big Kids Session Facilitator

West Coast

Purpose of the position

The Big Kids Session Facilitator is responsible for organising and facilitating session for older children. You will assist parents and caregivers on session to ensure sessions run smoothly, ensuring parents are supported in their role as Kaiako and children’s needs are catered for, that their play learning and development is enhanced, as well as role modelling Playcentre Philosophy and current practices.

You will help centre members understand the key components of excellent practice at Playcentre, and how each person can contribute to this. To foster a whanau-led culture and support emergent leadership, by helping centre members gain knowledge and understanding, and increase confidence in centre members to take on more and more of running sessions themselves.

The focus of the Grey Valley Playcentre Big Kids session is to facilitate a smooth transition to school for the tamariki by encouraging independence, self-management and self-confidence.

Closing date: 22 September 2021

Position Details:

Grey Valley Playcentre – 20 Napoleon Street, Ahaura

1 session per week, Thursday 9am – 1.30pm (4.5 hours per session), during School term time only.

This position is for a fixed term to 16 December 2021. Start date as soon as possible. 

 The Ideal Candidate will:

  • Hold a Playcentre Course 3, or higher Early Childhood Education qualification
  • Other qualification options will be considered
  • Hold a current First Aid Certificate or be prepared to complete this.

Desirable skills and experience will include:

  • A passion for Playcentre and our philosophy;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with all ages;
  • Passion for supporting Te Reo Maori and tikanga and engaging all whanau to feel a sense of belonging on our sessions.
  • Knowledge and understanding of how to apply Te Whariki;
  • Great time management and communication skills;

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Closing date:

22 September 2021

How to apply:

For further information, a position description or to apply for this role with your CV and Cover Letter, please contact [email protected] using “USI BKF Grey Valley” in the subject line.