Profession child care coordinator

Child care coordinators organise child care services, activities and events after the school hours and during school hoildays. They assist in the development of children by implementing care programmes. Child care coordinators also entertain children and maintain a safe environment for the children.

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Personality Type

  • Social / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Child protection

    Framework of legislation and practice meant to prevent and protect children from abuse and harm

  • Children's physical development

    Recognise and describe the development, observing the following criteria: weight, length, and head size, nutritional requirements, renal function, hormonal influences on development, response to stress, and infection.

Skills

  • Provide after school care

    Lead, supervise or help with the assistance of indoor and outdoor recreational or educational activities after school or during school holidays.

  • Manage children's problems

    Promote the prevention, early detection, and management of children`s problems, focusing on developmental delays and disorders, behavioural problems, functional disabilities, social stresses, mental disorders including depression, and anxiety disorders.

  • Monitor event activities

    Monitor event activities to ensure that regulations and laws are followed, look after satisfaction of participants, and resolve any problems should they arise.

  • Promote inclusion

    Promote inclusion in health care and social services and respect diversity of beliefs, culture, values and preferences, keeping in mind the importance of equality and diversity issues.

  • Contribute to the safeguarding of children

    Understand, apply and follow safeguarding principles, engage professionally with children and work within the boundaries of personal responsibilities.

  • Implement care programmes for children

    Perform activities with children according to their physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs by using appropriate tools and equipment that facilitate interaction and learning activities.

  • Support children's wellbeing

    Provide an environment that supports and values children and helps them to manage their own feelings and relationships with others.

  • Supervise children

    Keep the children under supervision for a certain period of time, ensuring their safety at all times.

  • Perform playground surveillance

    Observe students' recreational activities to ensure student safety and well-being and intervene when necessary.

  • Assist in children's development of basic personal skills

    Encourage and facilitate the development of children's natural curiosity and social and language abilities through creative and social activities such as storytelling, imaginative play, songs, drawing, and games.

  • Coordinate events

    Lead events by managing budget, logistics, event support, security, emergency plans and follow up.

  • Entertain people

    Provide people with amusement by doing or offering a performance, like a show, a play or an artistic performance.

  • Apply person-centred care

    Treat individuals as partners in planning, developing and assessing care, to make sure it is appropriate for their needs. Put them and their caregivers at the heart of all decisions.

  • Coordinate educational programmes

    Plan and coordinate educational and public outreach programs such as workshops, tours, lectures and classes.

  • Promote the safeguarding of young people

    Understand safeguarding and what should be done in cases of actual or potential harm or abuse.

  • Apply organisational techniques

    Employ a set of organisational techniques and procedures which facilitate the achievement of the set goals set such as detailed planning of personnel's schedules. Use these resources efficiently and sustainably, and show flexibility when required.

Optional knowledge and skills

outdoor activities assist in the organisation of school events recreation activities maintain relations with children's parents kindergarten school procedures first aid play with children promote health and safety sporting events teamwork principles animate in the outdoors primary school procedures instruct in outdoor activities counselling methods

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