Job Description

Ark Coordinator

RESPONSIBLE TO: Spiritual Guardian

ACCOUNTABLE TO: Committed Maltfriscans

 

ROLE PURPOSE

To plan the Chapter of Mats programme for children in the 0-7 and 8-11 age groups. Create appropriate environments for age groups and activities. Relate and respond to children and their carers effectively.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the Spiritual Guardian in maintaining the good order of the community

  • Attend management committee meetings (ARM) where appropriate

  • Ensure the community abides by its policies and priorities

  • Provide and manage resources necessary for CoM in liaison with the Finance Officer and those leading sessions and organise on-going storage of ARK materials

  • Carry out risk assessments for environments or activities (CoM ARK)

  • Implement policies in the Ark Handbook

  • Take an active role in the planning and organisation of CoM.

PASTORAL CARE AND FORMATION

  • Be available to support those leading sessions in the ARK

  • Ensure that the programme addresses the spiritual needs of the age group.

 

PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS

  • Cooperate with the Maltfriscan Community Safeguarding Officer

  • Ensure adult helper numbers are sufficient for each session

  • Be familiar with and comply with Safeguarding policies and procedures and promote good practice

  • Ensure all local activities operate within local Safeguarding principles.

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • Commitment to the teachings of the Catholic Church

  • A committed Maltfriscan

  • A willingness and ability to give suitable time to the responsibilities of the role

  • The ability to communicate and relate with respect and ease to children and adults

  • Have appropriate experience of working with the relevant age group.