Session Facilitator - Hororata Playcentre

Canterbury

A Session Facilitator assists 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 and fostering whānau-led culture, supporting emerging leadership and supporting parents in gaining the skills and tools to become more confident in running sessions themselves.

Closing date: 15 September 2022

Hororata Playcentre are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Session Facilitator to join our well-resourced and vibrant Playcentre Community. You will work alongside our members and tamariki to guide session activities, facilitate learning using child led play and positive guidance, support planning and assessment for learning and positively support the Playcentre education programme. You will be a leader who encourages others to thrive; you will model Playcentre philosophy and good practice while supporting whānau to gain confidence to have a go themselves. 

A day in the life of a Session Facilitator at Hororata Playcentre would see 3 hours on session time as well as some non-contact time to support the centre to meet compliance and licensing requirements. A sound knowledge of the ECE Licensing Criteria and internal evaluation process would be advantageous.

Position details:

Hororata Playcentre, located in the Community Hall, Hororata

Mondays & Fridays, 9am – 3.30pm, during school term time only. This is a permanent position beginning 17 October 2022.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Hold a Playcentre Course 3 qualification, or equivalent, or higher Early Childhood Education qualification;
  • Preferably 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;
  • Knowledge and understanding of how to apply Te Whariki and a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi;
  • Great time management and with strong interpersonal and communication skills, and experience at centre level communicating with both tamariki and adults;
  • An ability to support and empower parents, whanau and caregivers in their role as Kaiako.
  • A willingness to upskill and meet new Playcentre qualification requirements as required;
  • Confidence when speaking within a group.
  • A passion for supporting Te Reo Māori and tikanga and engaging all whānau to feel a sense of belonging on our session.

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

Closing date:

15 September 2022

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]. Please include “USI SF Hororata” in the subject line.