Session Support Worker - Island Bay Playcentre


Assist parents/ caregivers and whānau on session to ensure sessions run smoothly, that parents are supported in their role as Kaiako and children’s needs are catered for, while role modelling Playcentre philosophy and current practices.

Closing date: 8 October 2021

Position details:

2x Fixed Term positions available at Island Bay Playcentre, 158 The Parade, Island Bay

Position 1:

  • Fixed Term Maternity Leave cover beginning 2 November 2021, ending 17 November 2022
  • Tuesday & Wednesday, 9am – 1pm during school term time only

Position 2:

  • Fixed Term beginning 4 November 2021, ending14 April 2022
  • Thursday, 9am – 1pm during school term time only

Applicants may apply for one or both roles

The ideal candidate will:

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

Desirable skills and experience will include:

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Te Whariki;
  • Ability to support and empower parents, whanau and caregivers in their role as Kaiako;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the value of Playcentre and its philosophy;
  • Great time management and communication skills;
  • A willingness to upskill and meet new Playcentre qualification requirements as required;
  • An ability to keep accurate and up-to-date records/ notes

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

Closing date:

8 October 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 “LNI SSW Island Bay” in the subject line.