Session Facilitator and Session Support Worker – Atawhai Playcentre (Fixed)


Atawhai Playcentre are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Session Facilitator with a passion for facilitating child led play.  We are a well-resourced centre with an outdoor area for active play and exploration.  You will work alongside our Centre whānau to guide and inspire session activities, promote positive guidance, increase use of Te Reo Māori, support parents in planning and assessment for learning, promote the Playcentre Education while supporting whānau with exploring their light bulb moments. We are all about mentoring and supporting parents/whānau /members/tamariki as they explore and learn with their children during these very special years.

Closing date: 13 June 2022

Start date:

25 July 2022

Position location:

Atawhai Playcentre, 655 Crescent, Atawhai, Nelson, 7010


8.5 hours per week for the Session Facilitator role, Monday and Friday mornings. 4 hours for the Session Support Worker role, Thursday mornings. Term time only. Please note: This role is for covering parental leave, fixed term ending on 21 July 2023. 

The ideal candidate will:

  • Hold a Playcentre Course 3 qualification or higher, or an Early Childhood qualification;
  • Hold a current First Aid Certificate; or be prepared to achieve this.

Desirable skills and experience will include:

  • A passion for Playcentre and our philosophy;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with experience at Centre level with tamariki and adults;
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Te Whāriki and commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi;
  • Ability to support and empower parents, whānau and caregivers in their role as Kaiako;
  • Passion for supporting Te Reo Māori and tikanga and engaging all whānau to feel a sense of belonging on our sessions.

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

Closing date:

13 June 2022

How to apply:

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