4 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    2 December 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    16 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
Working pattern
Will consider part time, term time
Hours: Between 9 - 15 hours per week, term time only Start date: 15th November 2021 (or as soon as possible) After school club operates from 3.00pm - 6.00pm (3 hours)
Contract type
Permanent
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
£3,775 to £6,418 Per Year
Actual salary
£3,775 to £6,418 Per Year

Job summary

Hours: Between 9 - 15 hours per week, term time only

Start date: 15th November 2021 (or as soon as possible)

After school club operates from 3.00pm - 6.00pm (3 hours)

We are looking for passionate and creative play assistants to join our school run Wraparound Care Service.

As a member of the wraparound team, you will gain valuable experience assisting the delivering a wide range of engaging and participative childcare activities; working with children from ages 4 - 12.

Our Play Assistants are passionate, enthusiastic and thrive in a highly rewarding role that facilitates children’s development throughout their time in our Breakfast and After School.

This is a demanding but very rewarding role suited to someone with an interest in supporting children and should ideally have some relevant experience of working alongside children.

You should be self-motivated, have good communication skills and be able to engage with children positively.

Your responsibilities include:

Plan and deliver safe activities with groups of children from all class ranges
Engage with children encouraging them to participate in activities to promote learning and social development
Support children on a 1:1 basis who have complex needs (if required)
Encourage fair and caring behaviour among the children
Encourage independence and self-esteem
Ensure safeguarding procedures are adhered to
Assist with food preparation for serving breakfast and afterschool snacks
Complete various training courses including Food Hygiene and Child Safeguarding.

You can also download an application pack via the school’s website www.thameside.reading.sch.uk (Go to: About us, Come & Work for us!) or email to request an application pack. Please email: sbm@thameside.reading.sch.uk

The school is committed to safeguarding children and is an equal opportunity provider.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.

Closing date for applications is: Thursday 2nd December 2021

Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities. We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is the key to our success.

Applying for the job

You can also download an application pack via the school’s website www.thameside.reading.sch.uk (Go to: About us, Come & Work for us!) or email to request an application pack. Please email: sbm@thameside.reading.sch.uk

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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
Primary
School size
399 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11

About Thameside Primary School

Primary School ,situated in the heart of Caversham, we are an extension of our diverse local community with more than 30 languages spoken here.

We are very proud of our inclusive nature and believe that every child – whatever their ability or background - deserves the best possible start in life.

School location

Harley Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 8DB

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