Childrens Activity Lead - Didcot Leisure Centre
1. RESPONSIBLE TO: Centre Manager
2. RESPONSIBLE FOR :
Leading a team you will create a structured safe environment for all children
When required ensuring that Ofsted regulations are complied with under the direction of the Centre managers
Lead on the creation and delivery of a holiday physical activity programme for children aged 5 - 12 years
Hand out food to holiday participants as instructed by the centre managers
Deliver nutritional information to participants as provided by the centre team
Safeguarding and the protection of children in all activities
3. ROLE OVERVIEW:
To ensure that all activities you are involved with, provide a quality, consistent and safe
To provide equality of opportunity and ensure that every child is treated uniquely.
To have a sound knowledge of dealing with safeguarding issues
To ensure that all activities the centre provides met the expectations of the guardians and children.
4.1 Principle Responsibilities
To comply with the commitments out lined in the 'Customer Charter', ensuring that standards are maintained as stipulated
To ensure that all brand compliance is followed
To follow the legal requirements in line with Ofsted legislation
To ensure you follow all relevant administration procedures
To ensure that every child is given equality of opportunity and they are all included and supported
To ensure positive partnership working with guardians
To ensure any care of overs 8's, does not adversely effect the care of the under 8's
To ensure all confidential records are securely stored and comply with data protection
To ensure all areas and equipment are checked and cleaned as per the cleaning matrix
To ensure you deal, log and report to the Children Activity Supervisor all safeguarding issues
To ensure you have a sound understanding of GLL's Safeguarding Policy and Procedure
To ensure that you undertake training relevant to your role
To ensure you work as part of a team to deliver an enabling environment for children.
4.2 Personal Development
To ensure that all necessary qualifications for the post are maintained and renewed
To ensure you attend safe guarding training, play scheme training and any other training relevant to the role.
To attend as and when required centre meeting.
To act in accordance with, and actively promote all GLL policies and standards.
To undertake any other duties commensurate with the post's level of responsibility
To ensure that the children activities are safe, structured and fun
4. KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
Centre Management team
Children's Holiday Activity Instructor
Centre staff team
External Specialists i.e. social worker, speech therapists
6. PERSON SPECIFICATION
THE AIM OF GLL IS TO RECRUIT PEOPLE NOT JUST FOR JOBS BUT FOR LONG TERM CAREERS. WE WANT "BETTER PEOPLE" WITH THE RIGHT GLL BEHAVIOURS TO SUPPORT OUR BUSINESS AND WHO WILL GROW WITH US AND "ACHIEVE MORE"
FOR THESE REASONS, WE LOOK FOR EVIDENCE OF THE FOLLOWING BEHAVIOURS IN ALL POTENTIAL AND EXISTING STAFF LOOKING FOR APPOINTMENTS OR PROMOTIONS:
Is committed to service excellence
Cares about customers, colleagues and our social agenda
Is continuously developing
Is results driven
Has a positive 'can-do' attitude
Demonstrates high energy
A team player
A great communicator
Leads and inspires
Is involved and committed
The Job demands the following blend of knowledge, skills, experience and behaviour (all are essential, unless shown otherwise, and will be assessed by Application Form and / or Interview / Assessment):
The ability to effectively deliver high quality childcare
The ability to deal with children and their guardians regarding any queries and concerns with tact and sensitivity
The ability to work as part of a team
The ability to work under pressure
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Appropriate professional qualifications or experience working with children 5 years plus.
Qualified and trained to a minimum Level 2 in Child Care / Play work or a Level 2 coaching qualification, is desirable
Good understanding of the characteristics and qualities that guardians expect from a childcare provision
Knowledge of Ofsted Legislation
Knowledge of Health and Safety Legislation
Knowledge of GLL Safeguarding Polices Procedures and Code of Conduct on Safer Working Practices.
Suitable level of experience working with children or a relevant child care / play work qualification
Experience of delivering an enabling environment whilst responding to children's individual needs.
Imaginative and creative
Flexible approach to tasks and workload
Positive role model
Demonstrates trust, openness and respect in dealing with people.
Available to work school summer holidays (1st August - 2nd September, 5 weeks)
Available to work 8.30am - 5.30pm, Monday - Friday
Suitable enhance DBS and able to attend relevant training.