We are looking for a passionate and experienced play worker to join our team to deliver free play sessions to users of our site. The role will involve hands-on delivery of free play sessions, overseeing users on a 10:1 basis, facilitating environments for young people to engage with one another in a physical, challenging and stimulating environment. We are looking for someone who understands the benefits of free play, can work in all weathers, doesn’t mind getting messy, can think creatively and most of all has a passion for developing play opportunities for children.
Hours of work:
Term time: Wed-Fri 3-7.30pm (13.5hrs/wk)
School holidays: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm (35hrs/wk)
Average 18.9hrs wk.
Additional opportunities for overtime supervising children’s parties also available.
(£22,250 pro rata)
Supervision of young people during free play sessions
Facilitate user-led, free play during sessions
Participation in pre-session briefings and post-session debriefings
Setting up and closing down of site and equipment
Ensuring site is kept clean and tidy and equipment is in working order
Assisting senior play worker in programme and session design when necessary
Up to date DBS certificate
Minimum of a level 2 play work/play-related qualification
Experience of working in different play settings
Excellent verbal communication
An engaging, enthusiastic attitude
Experience of working within an adventure playground setting
Knowledge of risk assessment and\or health and safety legislation concerning adventure play
Experience of working with vulnerable young people
Experience working with young people with SEN
Please send a copy of your CV and a two page cover letter of no more than 2 pages explaining why you think you are right for the position and how your experience will benefit this role to Stuart at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday 11th February 2019.