Part-Time from 1pm to 5pm (Monday to Friday), 12-month contract. Job Purpose The principal task of the Coordinator - Programme is to assist the Senior Coordinators – Programme in the collective responsibility of taking care of children (age 7-14). The mission of any student care centre is to help each child become well-rounded individuals by supporting holistic education. The domains in holistic education are: Physical Development, Moral Development, Social Development, Cognitive Development and Aesthetic Development. Duties and Responsibilities During school days, the job entails: The Child’s Physical Well-Being + Physical Development: • chaperoning them safely from the school to the centre (walking distance) ; • ensuring good hygiene practices are followed by the children; • ensuring children take their meals; • ensuring they rest; • ensuring they observe safety first at the centre (and not expose themselves or their friends to hazards); • providing first aid and arranging quickly for medical attention should a child fall sick or sustain an injury; • leading the children in physical exercises (there are designated times); • ensuring the children are safely received by their parents to go home at the end of each day. The Child’s Emotional & Psychological Well-Being – Moral & Social Development: • leading by personal example for the children by sharing and imparting values and good qualities to the children; • creating opportunities for the children to acquire social skills/good etiquette and managing the children as they interact with each other – making sure they do so in ways that are polite, considerate and respectful; • listening to and counselling a child when he/she is upset and down – balancing the need to counsel and guide the child with respect for the child as a person; • imbuing each child with a more positive sense of self and the spirit of doing his/her best. The Child’s Schoolwork + Cognitive & Aesthetic Development: • ensuring the children keep up with their schoolwork – homework assigned by the school; • coaching and guiding children in areas/topics they are weak in – in their academic subjects – by way of providing topical exercises (e.g. with assessment books) and also with material that is not from the textbooks; • providing children the opportunities to explore art, music, literature – things beyond their textbooks – and to exercise and express their creativity in these domains; • helping children to find areas they are good in and to have the desire to learn new things. During School Holidays (besides continuing to look into the above areas listed): • Looking after children at the centre and when the centre organizes excursions for them; • Creating and carrying out engaging enrichment activities where the children can explore and learn new things/skills and gain a better sense of self; • Liaising and collaborating with external service providers and/or volunteers who carry out enrichment programmes for the children. Other (admin) Duties: • Interacting and liaising with parents on recurring simple administrative tasks – communicating updates, reminders, fee collections etc; • Helping to keep the centre clean, neat and operationally well-functioning; • Carrying out tasks assigned by the Head of Centre.
Working conditions/ hours • Centre-based with occasional outings especially during school holidays • Part-time work from 13.00PM to 17:00PM, Mondays to Fridays • 12 months' contract Qualifications • GCE N/O/A levels and above • At least 1 year of relevant experience in working with primary school-aged children Core competencies • Ability to communicate effectively and build rapport with children • Classroom management and motivation skills • Teamwork and service excellence • Possess positive attitude with good interpersonal and written communication skills. Technical Competencies • Competent in MS Office skills – MS Word, Powerpoint, Excel. • Able to work with computers and interface that with AV equipment Leadership Competencies • Able to lead and manage volunteers
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