To support the delivery of a wide range of child centred outdoor learning opportunities giving children, young people, and families the opportunity to connect with each other and with the natural world.
To help the organisation provide opportunities for children and young people to succeed, building confidence, self -worth and self-belief.
To help the organisation provide an inclusive service so that children and young people will have fun, stay safe, be inspired, and make friends; contributing to and providing them with life skills required to thrive in the modern world.
To support the delivery and facilitation of a stimulating and innovative outdoor learning/play in the local community in East Kilbride and assist in the delivery of varied outdoor programmes.
- Support the delivery of monthly outdoor learning & play programmes for families in the local community.
- Facilitate freely chosen and self-directed play opportunities.
- Work with the wider volunteer team to set-up and take-down of kit for each play session.
- Encourage children to plan and choose the activities that they would like to do, enabling them to experiment and learn about themselves and the world around them, while allowing them to grow and take risks within the safety of the project.
- Participate in the planning and organisation of activities for each session, including preparation and storage of kit and materials.
- To support the supervision of participants at all times, making sure that safety procedures are followed conforming to the project’s Child Protection and Health & Safety policies and other relevant policies and complete any appropriate reports e.g. accident / incident forms.
- Support in promoting good behaviour and dealing with any challenging behaviour in accordance with the projects policies and procedures.
- Always ensure non-discriminatory practices – in line with the Equal Opportunities policy.
- Assist in the preparation and clearing up of activities and work areas.
- Support the promotion of the initiative and of the sessions.
Personal Qualities & Skills:
- Be kind, patient, respectful and able to work in a team.
- Excellent communication skills with children and adults.
- Ability to work in partnership with other organisations
- Be organised and efficient.
- Good team worker, self-motivated and passionate about providing play opportunities for children.
- Able to use own initiative and be flexible in their approach.
- Be able to work within the values-led ethos of the OutLET: Play Resource.
- Adaptable to varied workload.
- Willingness to work in all weathers and seasons.
Desirable Skills & Experience
- Experience of working with children, young people or families.
- Experience in delivering outdoor programmes with children or young people.
- An understanding of and passion for the principles of play and the role of adults.
- An understanding of Forest School ethos and principles.
A full clean driving licence and access to a car is ideal, but not essential