Session Support Worker – Whangamata Playcentre

The Coromandel

Whangamata Playcentre are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Session Support Worker to join our well-resourced and vibrant Playcentre Community for two sessions 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: 10 June 2022

Start date:

28 June 2022

Position location:

Whangamata Playcentre, 99 Achilles Avenue, Whangamata 3620


6 hours per week, Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Term time only.

Note: This role is for a fixed term appointment for a 6-month period with the possibility of extension.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Hold a Playcentre Course 3 qualification, or equivalent, 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 committment 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: 

10 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 “CNI SSW – Whangamata” in the subject line.