Playworkers with Extra Responsibilities Resource Centres Skolasajf 2019 - MALTA ( Fifth Call)

Ref. No. 336

Playworkers with Extra Responsibilities Resource Centres

Skolasajf 2019 (Fifth Call) 

Jobsplus Permit Number 54/2019

The Foundation for Educational Services (FES) is receiving  applications for the post of  PER Resource Centres 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 of €6.50 plus €2 for extra responsibilities per hour. 

Job Purpose

  • To provide support / assistance to staff and Centre Co-ordinator in the day to day operation of the Skolasajf Programme within Resource Centres;
  • To assist the Centre Co-ordinator in monitoring and overseeing the Child Support Workers in the delivery of the programme of activities.

Learning Support

  • Ensure preparation and delivery of programme of activities is interesting, valuable and appropriate to the children using the facilities by providing a variety of play and learning opportunities and identifying and accommodating changing needs as guided by the student’s Individual Educational Plan (IEP).
  • Contributing to the accountability of the centre through assisting in the maintenance of agreed records including registers, medical professionals, serious injury reports, incident reports, guardian consent forms and collecting of money including issuing of receipts
  • Ensuring the safety and well-being of programme users through checking equipment, undertaking first line child protection measures and organising activities appropriate to the users at any given time;
  • Ensuring that parents, carers and other visitors are made to feel welcome on visiting the centre and that they receive appropriate information and advice; such information and advice is to be discussed with the Resource Centre Coordinator who in turn will communicate it to the parents.
  • Maximising the learning value of the activities by planning and evaluating activities and adequate resources as guided by the student’s IEP.
  • Assist in the provision of a variety of appropriate play opportunities for children some of whom may require special attention and/or will have come from various cultural and religious backgrounds;
  • 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 as guided by the student’s IEP.
  • Undertake first line child protection measures, reporting areas of concern, such as bullying, suspected child abuse or any other grave matter, to the Centre Co-ordinator;
  • Promote an inclusive community of learners, in collaboration with all members of Skolasajf staff where all students are valued and respected. This includes collaborative work in school and with other agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) and other educational and therapeutic environments;
  • Participate in hydrotherapy, multi-sensory, sensory integration and other sessions, in Resource Centres or other Centres where such services are available, so as to ensure access to educational and personal entitlements of students;
  • Following guidelines in reports issued to parents by professionals/professional bodies ex. CDAU;
  • Promote at all times the aims, ethos and policies of the Foundation for Educational Services, as drawn up in the Skolasajf policy and guidelines manual, and actively working as a member of the staff team;
  • Support student/s during activities held outside the Skolasajf premises.


Personal Support

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

  • toileting - including accompanying the child to the toilet; undressing and dressing; cleaning; washing and showering;  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 midmorning and mid-day breaks and at other times as required.
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
  •  Ability to communicate in both Maltese and English
  •  Two years experience working at a resource centre
  •  FES Payslip/contract for same role, MEDE payslip or reference letter
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