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PALS (Participate and Learn Skills) - Assistant

Woodcroft - Morphett Vale Neighbourhood Centre
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The PALS program provides a range of activities for primary school aged children to improve their confidence, self-esteem, life and community participation skills. Outgoing friendly people are needed to assist the PALS Co-ordinator and staff. Personal requirements include : ▪ Experience guiding children and youth between the ages of 6 and 12 years old ▪ An outgoing and friendly disposition and an ability to interact with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds ▪ Good organisational skills ▪ Clean and casual neat appearance ▪ Demonstrate ability to support programs for children and families ▪ Ability to foster team participation and involvement ▪ Must be non-judgmental, non-discriminatory and be accepting and tolerant of others ▪ Ability to Network with other groups ▪ Be adaptable in performing your role (particularly related to changes in procedures and/or processes) ▪ Ability to communicate well, both written and verbal ▪ Be willing to abide by the Code of Conduct ▪ Ability to work with minimal supervision ▪ Must be reliable and punctual Desirable skills include : ▪ Awareness of workplace Health and Safety and the requirements of Equal Opportunity Act and Disability Discrimination Act ▪ Ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds ▪ Experience with successfully workingas part of a team Knowledge of: o Local community resources o Social justice o Customer service practices and principles o Child development o Mandatory reporting o WHS o Access and Equity Duties include :

  1. Assist with set up of rooms and outdoor areas as required
  2. Preparing and packing up individual activities
  3. Welcoming participants and families
  4. Interact with participants / perform your duties as required for the session
  5. Assist with pack up of rooms and outdoor areas as required
  6. Ensure coordinator has been informed of any issues that may have arisen during the session / get feedback regarding previous notified issues (if required)