Resilience in Kids
The specific opportunity is to run play-based resilience workshops from Term 3 2019 before and/or after school – specific days to be confirmed but availability on Mondays is helpful. The workshops will take place on the Lower North Shore, Northern Beaches and in the Inner West. There may also be the opportunity to run full-day holiday camps in these locations.
Role description: Resilience Coach, Contractor
Resilience Coaches will run workshops for groups of up to 10 primary school aged children to strengthen their resilience. They will be provided with all required materials and may be required to walk children short distances between schools and workshop venues.
This is a flexible, part-time position and coaches will be employed as contractors. Children’s before and after-school workshops only take place during term-time and children’s holiday camps take place during the school holidays.
For the right candidate, there may also be the opportunity to deliver incursions to larger groups of primary school aged children, 1-1 coaching to primary school aged children as well as 1-1 and small group coaching to parents.
- Deliver workshops to groups of up to 10 primary school aged children
- Ensure the health and safety of all children, parents and caregivers during the delivery of workshops
- Achieve the learning outcomes for each term/holiday workshop
- Develop the behaviours outlined in our Resilience Framework, in the broader context of the theme we are focusing on, e.g. friendship. A catalogue of games and activities will be provided but coaches can also draw upon any within their own toolkit
- Respond to the unique needs of the group they are working with by flexing the content to meet these needs
- Provide ‘live’, ‘in the moment’ resilience coaching, helping build children’s awareness of how they can demonstrate more resilient behaviours in their everyday interactions
- Manage children’s behaviour – set and maintain boundaries, ensuring the whole group is able to engage with what is being taught
- Model resilient behaviour by demonstrating the behaviours detailed in our Resilience Framework, e.g. show empathy, encourage children to solve problems for themselves, encourage kindness and inclusion
- Maintain a calm and in control demeanour – Resilience Coaches are the ‘face’ of Resilience in Kids when running workshops
- Engage with the parents and carers of children participating in workshops – answering questions, offering advice and guidance and addressing concerns
- Encourage parents to re-book their children into next term’s workshops
- Market Resilience in Kids’ offerings to parents in conversations before and after workshops
- Assist in the evaluation of program effectiveness, including providing ongoing feedback on what is working well/less well
- Create and maintain a nurturing, developmental and fun atmosphere during workshops
- Create and maintain a confidential space where children feel they can talk about their feelings and what is going on for them
- Provide emergency first aid to children, if required