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Staff Testimonial

Wow. What an amazing, fun and fabulous place and people to work with. I have been truly inspired and learnt new games and skills towards working with children. Refreshed my attitude and love for working with kids completely and got me on the field as surposed to behind a desk. 100% putting my own kids names down for camp next year and looking forward to working there next year.

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Samantha Samantha 16th August 2018
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 the 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
• Provide feedback to parents about the child’s progress 
• Help grow the child’s: confidence, independence and self-esteem

Requirements – You will:
• Have previous experience working with children with additional needs (desirable), however if you have an interest in the role and are suitable for the position your application will be considered.
• Be aged 18 or over by the time you start
• Be eligible to work in the UK
• Provide satisfactory references 
• Be: enthusiastic, caring and organised 
• Obtain an enhanced DBS check through Barracudas.
• Attend an Assessment Day if you are new to Barracudas. These take place over the weekends at various locations. You can view the 2019 Assessment Day dates here. This day will contain a mixture of practical and theory based workshops.
• Complete relevant online training modules annually.
• Attend an Induction Training Day (this will most likely take place within a 7 day period before your camp opens).
• Assist with pack up at the end of camp

Age of children: 4½ years – 14 years
Hours: 8:30 – 17:30 (if the child you are working with is booking into early and late club, you will be required to work 08:00 – 18:00) 
Salary: £300.00 - £437.00 per week (dependent on age, qualifications, experience, working hours and the needs of the child you are working with)

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!