SPACE – Job Description

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Space facilitator

Papakura Anglican Church is looking for a part time SPACE facilitator. This is a paid fixed term position working with a small team planning and delivering the 30 week SPACE programme to SPACE participants, parents and babies. The position is initially 4 hours per week each Monday during school term time, however the hours may increase to 8 next year. The successful applicant will join an existing programme that has been operating out of the church for a number of years.

Early Childhood Education Diploma or other relevant qualification is preferred but not essential. Appropriate experience and a First Aid Certificate is required. The ideal person is organised, a good communicator, has excellent interpersonal skills, a knowledge of early childhood practices and experience with infants (0 – 15 months).

If not already a certified trained SPACE facilitator, online training will be required along with attendance at a two-day course.

A job description is available on the church website http://www.papakuraanglican.org.nz

Applications can be made by sending a CV including two referees and a brief description of what makes you the best person for this position, to Louise louise@papakuraanglican.org.nz

Applications close on Mon 9th October with interviews the following week.

The job description can be downloaded at this link here: Papakura Space facilitator Job-role-description. Or you can also view it below:

Papakura Space Facilitator Job-role description

Employer:

Papakura Anglican Church

Position title

Space Facilitator

Hours of work

4 Hours

Position purpose:

A Space Facilitator is responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating the Space for you and your baby to Space participants. A Space facilitator works with a Space support person.

Working Relationships:

Responsible to

Space team / organisations management

Key Relationships

Space Coordinator / Space team / organisations management

Space Support Person

Guest Speakers

Space participants, parents & babies

Space Liaison person from the organisation / centre where Space is being delivered

Key Result Areas:

KRA 1: Administration tasks   KRA 2: Planning and Delivering a session

Key Tasks/responsibility

  • Carry out administration tasks (Refer to the Space Management & Operations manual)
  • Complete & record all relevant documents
  • Oversee parents in completing Space NZ Enrolment Form & forward with coversheet to Co-ordinator

KRA 2: Planning and Delivering a session

Key Tasks/responsibility

  • Be fully responsible for the supervision & delivery of the Space for you and your baby
  • Be at the centre at least 15 minutes before the start of the session to ensure the centre is in order.
  • Tidy & secure the centre at the conclusion of session
  • Refer to the Curriculum manual to deliver the weekly sessions
  • Prepare session outlines & deliver the Space discussion topics
  • Liaise with guest speakers delivering topics on your Space sessions, & with Space team to ensure gift vouchers/payment are organised
  • Be aware of the needs of Space participants & identify ways to support them
  • Introduce the relevant early childhood information/documentation to parents
  • gradually throughout the Space for you and your baby
  • Support participants to transition into other early childhood programmes when appropriate
  • Discuss & plan with Space support person for an end of programme celebration for parents

KRA 3: Equipment

Key Tasks/responsibility

  • Be responsible for ensuring the minimum equipment is provided for during the Space for you and your baby sessions
  • Pack away all Space Equipment after each session & store in a safe place. (Note: Space equipment should be used for Space Sessions only)
  • Ensure all Space equipment is maintained to a high standard, cleaned & replaced or repaired as necessary
  • Carry out an end of term clean & stock take of Space equipment with Space Support Person

KRA 4: Evaluating the programme

Key Tasks/responsibility

  • Compile regular reports to the Space team &/or your organisations management
  • Complete the recommended Space evaluation processes throughout the programme

KRA 5: Training & Professional development

Key Tasks/responsibility

  • Undertake relevant professional development & training as recommended
  • Be involved in a performance review process
  • Keep First Aid Certificate current

KRA 6: Completing the programme

Key Tasks/responsibility

  • Discuss & plan with Support Person on the integration of Space parents into other early childhood or community programmes
  • Discuss & plan with Support Person for an end of programme celebration for parents

Qualifications / Skills required:

Qualifications

Essential: First Aid Certificate

Preferred: Early Childhood Education Diploma (or other relevant qualification/experience)

Knowledge & Experience

Space training

Knowledge of early childhood practices

Early childhood experience

Group facilitation skills

Understanding of working with parents in a group environment

Experience with infants (0-15 months)

Understanding of infants learning & development

willingness to undertake professional development

Knowledge of and commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Interrelation skills and ability to work with a range of parents and infants

Willingness to work as a team

Personal Qualities

Some of the skills and characteristics of facilitators include:

Being supportive                         Non-judgmental

Organised                                     Knowledgeable

Approachable                              Friendly

Fun                                                Positive

Caring                                           Have empathy

Compassionate                           Respectful

Flexible                                         Trusting

Open communication                Genuine

Adaptable                                    Responsive

Proactive                                      Resilient

Expectations/needs to know

Space facilitators should be familiar with the following:

  • Space Curriculum Manuals
  • Space Management & Operations Manual
  • Organisations philosophy, policies & practices
  • Organisations constitution, rules & guidelines
  • Centre/Organisations philosophy, charter & management documents
  • Centre/Organisations policies
  • Enrolment forms
  • Centre registers
  • Immunisation register/records
  • Partnership Agreement between Space NZ Trust & organisation
  • Space Facilitator employment contract
  • Space Facilitator & Space support persons job descriptions
  • Early childhood regulations (Ministry of Education website & regulatory framework – http://www.education.govt.nz/early-childhood/running-an-ece-service/the-regulatory-framework-for-ece/)
  • Ministry of Education Funding Handbook
  • Te Wh?riki
  • Observation techniques & programme planning methods
  • Various Space forms (evaluation & statistics forms)

 

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