OSCAR positions available

Our Aim is: To meet the needs of families in the wider Blenheim community by providing a secure, stimulating, consistent, professional, and caring environment for their school aged children.

Bread of Life OSCAR (Out of School Care and Recreation) OSCAR is a group-based programme. We provide Before School, After School and Holiday programmes. We provide a safe, stimulating, caring and comfortable environment, considering children’s individual needs. The programme is not highly structured but does include one planned activity each session. In holidays the programme is structured with many activities during the day to give variety for the children. Art and craft materials, games for different ages and sports equipment are all available. Activities are well supervised whether indoor or outdoor and a quiet rest space is available for those children wishing to do homework or having time out.

We are looking for self-motivated, friendly, fun people to join our team. If you enjoy working with children and can do Arts & Crafts, games, outdoor fun, sports, music, dance and baking, this could be the job you are looking for. Training will be provided.

We have a Supervisors role, some assistant roles and casual roles available.

The Supervisor is responsible for coordinating the planning and operation of the After School Programme including supervision of the care and recreational activities.

Desirable applicants should:

  • Have relevant qualifications and experience working with children aged between 5 - 13 years old.
  • Good leadership skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Have the ability to deal with challenging behaviour.
  • Be aged of 20 or over
  • Be Trustworthy and Reliable
  • Have an ability to work in and contribute to a team.
  • Be approachable and confident interacting with children, parents and other staff.

The Assistant is responsible for implementing the plans organised by the Supervisor, and the operation of the After School Programme including assisting with the supervision of the care and recreational activities for children.

Desirable applicants should:

  • Have relevant qualifications and experience working with children aged between 5 - 13 years old.
  • Have the ability to deal with challenging behaviour.
  • Be aged 20 or over
  • Be Trustworthy and Reliable
  • Have an ability to work in and contribute to a team.
  • Be approachable and confident interacting with children, parents and other staff.
  • Good computer skills.

Casual Reliever's are required to work with the OSCAR Supervisor and Assistant on a casual basis as required:

Desirable applicants should:

  • Have the ability to work with children aged between 5 - 13years old.
  • Be able to deal with challenging behaviour.
  • Be Trustworthy and Reliable
  • Have the ability to work in and contribute to a team.
  • Be flexible to be called upon when needed.
  • Be confident interacting with children and other staff.

Training will be provided.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Please send your CV to Maryn Kotze at oscars@breadoflife.org.nz