Session Facilitator – Aria Playcentre (Fixed term)

Waitomo District

Aria Playcentre are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Session Facilitator to join our well-resourced Playcentre Community for one session per week. You will work alongside our members and tamariki to guide session activities, facilitate learning using child led play and positive guidance, support the writing of learning stories, and positively support the Playcentre education programme.

Closing date: 30 August 2022

Purpose of the position:

To assist parents/ caregivers and whanau on session to ensure sessions run smoothly, parents are supported in their role as kaiako and children’s needs are catered for, while role modelling Playcentre philosophy and current practices.

Start date:

26 July 2022, possibly end of in Term 2

Position location:

Aria Playcentre is Barclay Road

Days & hours:  

Tuesday morning sessions, 3 hours per week. Term time only. This a fixed term ending on 4 April 2023.

Please note that there is currently a Permanent vacancy at Pio Pio Playcentre for Monday morning session. We will welcome applicants who may wish to be considered for both roles.

The ideal candidate will: 

  • Hold a Playcentre Course 3 qualification, or higher 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:

 30 August 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 “CNI SF – Aria” in the subject line. 

Please specify on your Cover Letter if you are applying for both the Aria and the Pio Pio roles