Session Support Worker – Pongakawa Playcentre

Bay of Plenty

Pongakawa Playcentre are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Session Support Worker to join our well-resourced and vibrant Playcentre Community for various sessions of the 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: 24 May 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:

9 June2022

Position location:

Pongakawa Playcentre, 956 Old Coach Road Te Puke 3186


1 session per week Thursday 9.00 am – 1.00 pm, 4 hours per week (with the possibility of additional fixed term hours).  Permanent role. Term time only. 

The ideal candidate will:

  • Hold a Playcentre Course 3 qualification or higher, or 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. 

Review of applications will begin as soon as possible.

Closing date:

24 May 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 SSW Pongakawa” in the subject line.