Child Support Workers Skolasajf 2019 - GOZO (Fifth Call)

Ref. No. 345

Child Support Workers Skolsajf 2019 - GOZO (Fifth Call)

Jobsplus Permit Number 24/2019

The Foundation for Educational Services (FES) is receiving  applications for the post of part-time Child Support Workers to work  during the Skolasajf 2019 programme starting from the 8th July up till the 6th of September 2019. Availability for the first week is required  for possible training and preparation. The first day of Skolasajf for staff will be Thursday 11th July 2019. Further details will be announced later on. Rate of pay is €7.91 per hour.

The duties and responsibilities of a Child Support Worker shall include:

Learning Support

  • supporting and collaborating with colleagues in the running of Skola Sajf activities;
  • Assisting in the preparation of educational materials and playing an active part in all the components of the instructional and educational process  of all the children in the class, in particular for the child/children with individual educational needs (IEN) so that their entitlement and learning needs are catered for.
  • Able to interpret the child’s Individual Educational Plan (IEP) so that its goals, set out during the current scholastic year (relevant to Klabb 3-16), or, not yet achieved in the past scholastic year (relevant to Skolasajf), would continue to be worked upon, whilst taking into consideration the resources and strategies used to achieve such goals.
  • Promoting an inclusive community of learners, in collaboration with all members of Klabb 3-16/ Skola Sajf staff where all students are valued and respected. This includes collaborative work in school and with other agencies, such as the Child Development Assessment Unit (CDAU), Resource Centres, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and other educational and therapeutic environments;
  • Promoting at all times the aims, ethos and policies of the Foundation for Educational Services Klabbs 3-16 / Skola Sajf and actively working as a staff team member;
  • Assisting in the preparation, dissemination and use of teaching resources; this also entails their upkeep whilst such resources are being used in the centres;
  • Supporting student/s during activities held outside the Klabbs 3-16 / Skola Sajf premises;


Personal Support

Supporting pupils with individual educational needs in their personal care and hygiene needs. This includes:

  • toileting - cleaning and washing, including accompanying the child to the toilet; undressing and dressing; cleaning, washing and showering; and changing of sanitary towels and incontinence pads;
  • Seeing to the mobility, posture and seating needs, including lifting pupils and pushing pupils in wheelchairs according to Health and Safety Regulations issued under the Health and Safety Authority Act taking into consideration international guidelines.


The present guidelines shall be:

  • lifting up to 27 kilograms shall be undertaken by one Child Support Worker;
  • lifting between 28 and 54 kilograms (both inclusive) shall be undertaken by 2 persons;
  • beyond 54 kilograms, a mechanical lift is to be used;
  • Pushing wheelchairs: up to 45 kilograms occasionally; up to 28 kilograms frequently; and up to 9 kilograms as necessary.
  • ensuring the maximum educational benefit and safety for individual pupils at all times by providing them with assistance during physical education, games, excursions and therapy sessions, as well as normal feeding during the time specified by the centre. 
  • The CSW is to report immediately any areas of concern, such as bullying, suspected abuse on children or any other grave matter, Centre Coordinator and / or PER.


Transport-related Duties

Without prejudice to the obligations of the owner and driver of the vehicle concerned regarding the safety of passengers and the full observance of the law and regulations related to transport matters, a Child Support Worker may be required to carry out transport-related duties, with a child individual educational needs, should the requirement be indicated by the Foundation for Educational Services.

In such cases, the Child Support Worker shall:

  • assist in the boarding and un-boarding of pupils on and off the transport vehicle and, in the case of pupils who are wheelchair/buggy users, put on the restraints on the wheelchair/buggy and also put on the passenger restraint on the pupils  to ensure safety during transportation;
  • carry out transport supervision duties to and from school when the transport of pupils during normal school hours is necessary; supervision duties carried out outside centre hours shall be remunerated at € 7.91.


Other Duties

  • The Officer shall perform other duties assigned by the Chief Executive Officer, FES according to the exigencies of the Foundation for Educational Services.

Eligibility Criteria

The post holder is required to have:-

  1.      A qualification pegged at MQF Level 4;
  2.     Applicants must be able to communicate in Maltese and/or English; recognised certificates or qualifications in language proficiency in          Maltese will be considered an asset.
  3.     A police conduct ( not more than six months old)
  4.     If candidate is a previous FES employee in the role applied for, candidate is to present an FES payslip of previous employment or a copy of      the contract. If not a previous FES employee, candidate has to either present the latest MEDE payslip if candidate is a MEDE employee, or      a character reference letter signed by a professional who knows you well.
  5.      Experience in working with children will be considered an asset for this position;
  6.     18 years of age or older to be eligible to apply for this position.

IBAN and Bank name shall be requested. 

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Application Process

Applications are to be submitted online including  a copy of original documentation required. Those who have  already occupied this role with FES during the past year (2018)  and who provided proof in this regard, will by pass the interview. This depends also on previous performance with FES.

Throughout the application process you will be asked to specify your preferred localitites. This information is required to help us faciliate the placing process. However, kindly note that placements finally depend on rankings achieved during interviews and on the needs of the centre. 

Deadline for applications is 31st May 2019 at noon.

For additional information or assistance with your application kindly send them on

Applications open between 13 May 2019 and 31 May 2019

Before proceeding with your application kindly confirm you have scanned copies of the following documents

  •  C.V.
  •  Police Conduct Certificate
  •  FES Payslip/contract for same role, MEDE payslip or reference letter
  •  To upload O level in Maltese or English or qualifications in language proficiency, in Maltese and/or English.
  •  MQF Level 4
Note: All uploads must be of the following file types .pdf,.jpg,.png,.gif,.bmp,.tiff and collectively must be less than 10 MB.