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Staff Testimonial

I started working at the beginning of summer 2016 as a Senior Sports Instructor at Harlow camp. What I enjoyed most at camp was, the range of different activities was so broad it made making the experience as enjoyable and varied as possible. Working with barracudas has helped me to improve my leadership skills through a hands-on experience. Also this has helped me to gather skills and ideas on how to differentiate any game to get maximum enjoyment for the children. I would definitely recommend Barracudas to anyone, as there really is no job like it. Every day was different and you get paid to have fun with the children at camp! All the staff were fantastic and the facilities are amazing! I can't wait to go back!

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James James 2nd November 2016
Harlow

Roles | 1:1 Support Assistant

 

Whatever your role at any Barracudas camp, your primary responsibility is to ensure the health, safety and welfare of children in your care, to safeguard them and protect them from harm. Once these fundamentals are ensured you should aim to give each of them such an amazing experience they can’t wait to come back!

Responsibilities: Barracudas is an inclusive setting and we may have children that attend who have additional needs, some of whom require individual support. As a 1:1 Support Assistant you will work with one specific child throughout the day, ensuring their individual welfare needs are met and that they are involved and integrated within the activities. It is likely that you will have regular contact with the child’s parents as you will be acting as their key worker. Please note that the camp you apply for might not require this role and therefore a general role might be offered to you in the first instance if suited. 

Duties include: 
• Implement strategies to support the child’s integration with peers
• Remind the child of boundaries to create a safe and fun environment during activities
• Maintain the support, welfare and enjoyment of the child
• Help the child to understand instructions by demonstrating these and through repetition
• Providing feedback to parents about the child’s progress
• Help grow the child’s confidence, independence and self esteem

Requirements:
• Previous experience working with children with additional needs is desirable, however if you have an interest in the role and are suitable for the position your application will be considered.
• Aged 18 or over by the time you start
• You will be eligible to work in the UK
• You will provide satisfactory references
• You are enthusiastic, caring and organised
• All staff must obtain an enhanced DBS check through Barracudas
• If new to Barracudas you will have to attend an Assessment day. These take place over the weekends at various locations. You can view the 2018 Assessment Day dates here .This day will contain a mixture of practical and theory based workshops
• All staff need to attend an Induction Training Day (this will most likely take place within a 7 day period before your camp opens)

Age of children: 4½ years – 14 years
Salary: £290 - £385 per week (dependant on age, qualifications and experience)
Hours: 8.30am – 5.30pm

NB: The above is an example of what may be involved in your duties as a 1:1, and is listed to give you an insight into what the role entails. Your day may be similar to this but not identical and will include a range of other tasks and responsibilities

Apply for this role now!