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    Breakfast Club Assistant

    London | Harris Federation

    Job Details
    Category: Hospitality & Tourism
    Posted 3 days ago

    We are looking for a Breakfast Club Assistant to provide childcare for pupils attending the Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace Breakfast Club. You will be working closely with the children providing encouragement and supervision for the duration of the club, ensuring their safety, welfare and physical and mental wellbeing of pupils, offering a wide range of play activities and ensuring that the club offers the children a relaxed, informal and caring environment, whilst maintaining good order and discipline.

    About Us

    Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace (HPACR) is a two-form entry school situated in Penge, which is part of the London Borough of Bromley.

    HPACR is an inclusive academy and we want every one of our children, from Nursery to Year 6, to have a truly happy experience at school. We strive to ensure that every pupil feels valued and safe. The children's achievements are celebrated every day in their lessons and we are proud that they are kind, caring, self-assured and eager to learn.

    We believe that through expert teaching and support all children can achieve to a high standard. Ultimately, our aim is to make sure that our pupils leave us feeling that they have succeeded both academically and in the extracurricular aspects of school life. We want our pupils to be thoroughly prepared for the opportunities that secondary school will offer them.

    HPACR is very much a community school. We know that a close partnership with parents is vital if children are to learn and grow as individuals. We therefore do all we can to keep parents informed and involved in all aspects of school life.

    If you would like to find out more about our school please do come and visit us and talk to as many children and staff as you can. We are very much looking forward to meeting you.

    Main Areas of Responsibility

    Your role will involve:

    • Maintaining a safe, creative and stimulating environment for children's play experiences
    • Assisting the Club Manager in the planning of a programme of activities designed to meet the needs of the children
    • Providing a creative programme of arts, crafts, games, sports, drama, music, off-site activities relevant to the needs and interests of all children
    • Establishing and maintaining positive professional relationships with children and their families in a way that values parental involvement
    • Taking responsibility for Health and Safety issues with regard to clearing, setting up and running activities - both indoor and outdoor, trips, outings and general risk assessment
    • Attending weekly team meetings as instructed by the Club Manager to discuss and assess progress and any issues.
    • Carrying out financial and administrative tasks, such as petty cash, registering children and processing parental forms
    • Keeping the building and areas of use, including toilets, clean, tidy and accessible
    • Following first aid procedures, including keeping records of all accidents and the treatments given
    • Deputising for the Club Manager when necessary

    Qualifications & Experience

    We would like to hear from you if you have:

    • NVQ2 or equivalent qualification or experience in relevant discipline (Playworker or Childcare)
    • Good numeracy/literacy skills
    • Appropriate knowledge of first aid
    • A willingness to undertake further training, if necessary, to meet the needs of the students.
    • Experience in a similar role or working within a school setting
    • Experience of supporting students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities
    • Knowledge of issues and general procedures around Child Protection and Safeguarding
    • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, parents, carers and children
    • Physical fitness appropriate to the tasks involved
    • Sense of humour, enthusiasm and imagination
    • Practical arts, crafts, sports and/or games skills

    Next Steps

    If you have any questions about this opportunity, please send us an email, or call to arrange a conversation.

    Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. This will be helpful for you when completing your application, and throughout the recruitment process.

    We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we may interview and offer to a candidate before the closing date. Please note that we only accept applications submitted before the closing date via our careers website.

    Professional Development & Benefits

    Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level.

    In addition to the opportunities for career development and progression, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions, a Wellbeing Cash Plan including access to a virtual GP, electric car scheme, and many other benefits.

    Safeguarding Notice

    The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed.

    Equal Opportunities

    The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

    We value the diversity of our staff and students, and everyone at the Harris Federation is equally valued and respected. We aim to be an inclusive employer that reflects the communities we serve. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment.

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