Klabb 3-16 - Playworker (Part-Time) - Ref. No: 1136

Ref. No: 1136

Jobsplus Permit :451/2021

Vacancies for the post of part-time Playworker (PW) for an indefinite contract have arisen within the Foundation for the service of Klabb 3-16 starting from the Scholastic Year 2024.

PWs are remunerated at the rate of €7.75c per hour. The employee shall also receive any bonuses and any other benefits which s/he is entitled to in terms of law on a pro-rata basis. The opening hours of the service are between 14:30pm and 18:00pm, Monday to Friday, from September till end of May and from 12.00pm till 18:00pm during the month of June. In winter, PWs are expected to be available to work at least three (3) times a week. PWs who provide the most availability will be given priority for rostering.

Eligibility Criteria

A detailed CV;

  1. Candidate must present:
    • Either a qualification pegged at MQF Level 4 or
    • Two Qualifications pegged at MQF Level 3 (in either Maltese, English, Mathematics, Sciences, Information Technology, and Environmental Studies), or;
    • 2 years’ experience working with a group of children in a registered institution (proof is to be uploaded), or ;
    • School leaving certificate and a letter showing commitment to complete a training course offered by FES, organised by IFE
  2. Ability to communicate in Maltese and/or English;
  3. Valid Police Conduct;

Application Process

Applications are to be submitted online including the uploading of copies of qualifications and other documentation including a copy of the latest FES payslip or contract

This is a rolling call for applications with closing date June 2024. This specific Ref. call closes on the 31st of May 2024 at noon.

For additional information or assistance with your application kinldy send an email to hr.fes@gov.mt or call 22586835.

Job Description

  • To provide support / assistance in the day to day operation of the Skola Sajf/Klabb 3-16 Programmes.
  • To undertake face to face work with the children in delivering programmes of activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensuring that the programme of activities delivered is interesting, valuable and appropriate to the children using the facilities. The playworker needs to provide a variety of play and learning opportunities, while identifying and accommodating changing needs.
  • 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.
  • Providing a positive model of behaviour, by being well acquainted with FES policies & procedures and ensuring that such policies are being followed.
  • Ensuring that parents, carers and other visitors are made to feel welcome on visiting the Centre. Any information requested by parents, carers or guardians are to be directed to the centre coordinator. At no point are play workers to discuss matters with parents, carers and guardians.
  • Maximising the learning value of the activities through planning, evaluation and self-reflection. Keeping in mind that some children may require special attention and/or will have come from various cultural and religious backgrounds.
  • Lead groups of children in various activities, such as physical games, arts and crafts, creative play, games and other learning activities. Manage behaviours and adapt the activity to meet the needs of groups or individuals. Following planning, resources are to be prepared prior to the activity.
  • May be requested to support children on a reduced ratio, ensuring that they are included in activities being conducted and/or planning activities that support the child’s learning.
  • Contributing to the accountability of the centre through assisting in the maintenance of agreed records including registers, serious injury reports, incident reports, guardian consent forms and collecting of money including issuing of receipts
  • The Playworker is to report immediately any areas of concern, such as bullying, suspected abuse on children or any other grave matter, to the 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 Playworker may be required to carry out transport-related duties supervising a group of children or with a child with individual educational needs, should the requirement be indicated by the Foundation for Educational Services.

In such cases, the Playworker shall:

  • assist in the boarding and un-boarding of students on and off the transport vehicle and,  ii) in the case of students who are wheelchair/buggy users, put on the restraints on the wheelchair/buggy and iii) also put on the passenger restraint on the students  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;

Other Duties

  • The employee shall perform other duties assigned by the Chief Executive Officer and/or his/her delegate, according to the exigencies of the Foundation for Educational Services.
Applications open between 04 March 2024 and 31 May 2024

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
  •  Employment history issued by Jobsplus as proof of experience
  •  Certificate or Qualification as required in the eligibility criteria above
Note: All uploads must be of the following file types .pdf,.jpg,.png,.gif,.bmp,.tiff and collectively must be less than 10 MB.