sKids Milford – Programme Assistants

September 14, 2018

Our sKids site in Milford is now inviting dynamic and responsible individual for the position of:

 – Programme Assistant for our Before School, After School, and Holiday Programmes

 The successful candidate will assist the Programme Manager in the implementation of different activities under the sKids Programmes ensuring that children are learning and having fun. The said Programmes operate according to sKids policies and procedures.

Duties included but not limited to:

  • Supervise and assist children in programme activities e.g. art and craft, sport, games, offsite visits and activities (swimming, walks, picnics, movies), baking/cooking, drama and music.

  • Ensure the working environment is kept clean, tidy, hygienic and safe for all children, staff, parents and visitors to the programme at all times.

  • Maintain the approved sKids behaviour management operating standards and systems at all times.

  • Keep all information regarding the children and parents confidential at all times, allowing access only to duly authorised people and staff at all times.

  • Liaise with Programme Manager, parents and guardians as necessary in a timely manner to ensure open and timely communication.

  • Assist the Programme Manager as required to run the daily format as scheduled as per duties outlined on the task list.

  • Sign in and out on days rostered to work as per operating procedures.


The right fit we are looking for should:

  • love work challenges,

  • be a good team player,

  • have the passion for working with children, and

  • have the ability to connect with children through your ingenuity and caring attitude


Education and Experience:

  •  Holder of Food safety, Hygiene and First Aid certifications would be an advantage. Should you still lack these qualifications, full training will be provided.
  • Previous experience working in childcare programmes.

  • Previous experience in the behaviour management of school aged children.

  • Previous experience following and delivering activity programmes.

  • Full clean drivers license is an advantage.


Please note you will be police vetted as part of the role.

Interested applicants are requested to send their CV and covering letter to:

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

Application close:  30 September 2018