Child Support Workers Klabb 3-16 (Part-time) - Ref. No: 1011

Ref. No: 1011

JobsPlus Permit Number: 251/2022

This is an ongoing call for applications with the closing date being end of June 2023.

This call is also open for candidates doing the Child Support Worker Course with FES or for those who already work as full-time LSE`s during winter and would like to work as Child Support Workers with Klabb 3-16. 

The Foundation for Educational Services (FES) is seeking a number of Child Support Worker on a part-time basis to join the Foundation on an indefinite contract for our after school Klabb 3-16 service.

During the scholastic term, the Child Support Worker will be expected to provide support/assistance in the day-to-day operation of the Klabb 3-16 Programme. They are also expected to undertake face to face work with the children in delivering the programme of activities.  They will be responsible for ensuring the safety of children at the centre as well as maintaining positive relationships with service users. During the scholastic term, the opening core hours of the service are from September till end of May between 2.30pm and 6:00pm and in June from 12:30 till 5:30pm depending on the requirements of the centre. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensuring that the programme of activities delivered is interesting, valuable and appropriate to the children entrusted to your care by providing a variety of play and learning opportunities and identifying and accommodating changing needs.
  • Ensuring the safety and well-being of programme users through checking equipment, undertaking safety measures and organising activities appropriate to the users at any given time.
  • Ensuring that parents, carers and other visitors receive appropriate information and advice through the centre coordinator.
  • Liaising with the class playworker to provide and adapt a variety of appropriate play opportunities and activities for children within your care taking into consideration the children’s needs, cultural backgrounds, etc.
  • Contributing to the accountability of the centre through assisting in the maintenance of agreed records including registers, accident books, etc.
  • Evaluation of activity adaptation based on child’s needs, engagement, etc.
  • Lead groups of children in specific sport, games, crafts and learning activities.  Manage behaviours and adapt the activity to meet the needs of groups or individuals.

Learning Support

  • supporting and collaborating colleagues in the running of Klabb 3-16 activities;
  • assisting in the preparation of educational materials and playing an active part in all the components of the instructional and educational process in class;
  • promoting an inclusive community of learners, in collaboration with all members of Klabb 3-16 staff where all students are valued and respected. This includes collaborative work in school and with other agencies, such as Resource Centres, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)’s and other educational and therapeutic environments;
  • following guidelines in reports issued to parents by professionals/professional bodies ex. CDAU; promoting at all times the aims, ethos and policies of the Foundation for Educational Services Skolasajf and actively working as a member of the staff team;
  • assisting in the preparation, dissemination and use of teaching resources;
  • supporting student/s during activities held outside the Klabb 3-16 premises.

Personal Support

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

  • toileting - accompanying the child to the toilet; undressing and dressing; cleaning, 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.
  • 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 midmorning and mid-day breaks and at other times as required.

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.

Eligibility Criteria

By the time of application candidate must present:

  1. A detailed CV;
  2. A police conduct  (issued within the past six months);
  3. Be working as an LSE or having completed successfully the Child Support Worker course provided by FES.
  4. If candidate is a MEDE employee s/he has to either present the latest MEDE payslip. Otherwise candidate is to present  a character reference letter signed by a professional who knows them well.
  5. Must be able to communicate in Maltese and/or English; recognised certificates or qualifications in language proficiency in Maltese will be considered an asset. 

Rate of pay is €8.51 per hour.

Application Process

Applications are to be submitted online including the uploading of copies of qualifications and other documentation. Original certificates are to be presented at the interview.

Closing date:  This is an ongoing call for applications with the closing date being end of June 2023. Due to the demand of the service, the interviews will be held periodically depending on the need and vacancies available.

For additional information of assistance with your application kindly send email on:

Applications open between 14 March 2023 and 14 April 2023

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

  •  Curriculum Vitae (CV) - Recently updated
  •  Police Conduct - issued within the past six months
  •  Reference: Either FES payslip/contract in role applied for or MEYR payslip or character reference letter
  •  Employment history issued by Jobsplus as proof of experience
  •  Proof of work as an LSE or Child Support Worker Course Certificate
  •  Level 3 Certificate (O-Level) or Language Proficiency Certificate in Maltese and/or English
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