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Wrap Around Care playworker

Newland House SchoolRichmond upon Thames

We are looking for staff to work in our Wrap Around Care Provision after school. The role is from 3.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday during term time. However, it is a flexible role and can be offered for less days and shorter hours if that is more suitable. Would suit someone who enjoys working with children and may want an insight into education. The children are from aged 4 to 13 and there are a variety of activities to suit different age groups.

The successful candidate will work as part of a team of dedicated staff to provide a safe and stimulating environment and encourage creative and imaginative playtime activities. The ideal candidate will be either an experienced childcare practitioner or somebody with the right qualities who is keen to learn, who will engage and inspire the children through extra-curricular activities and learning outside the classroom and uphold the ethos and values of the school. 

Newland House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The safeguarding responsibilities of the post include: 

 To liaise with parents.

 To promote the general progress and well-being of individual pupils.

 Encourage pupils’ participation in other aspects of school life.

 To be vigilant in preventing bullying and work swiftly to resolve incidents of bullying, following the school’s Anti-Bullying Policy.

 To promote and safeguard the welfare of the pupils.

 To maintain a constant awareness of all issues relating to child protection.

 To alert staff members to problems experienced by pupils and those concerned with the welfare of individual pupils after consultation with the appropriate staff.

This role amounts to regulated activity with children. 

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children."

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