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Play Worker

Closing date: 20240802
Reference number: SW-017991
  • Salary: Starting pay is £10 for 18 to 20 year old £11:44 for 21 and over, and pay upto £14ph plus holiday pay pro rata
  • Job Type: Jobs
  • Employer: Early Bloomers after School Club
  • Location: London
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Working relationships:

Children attending the club and their parents/carers
Management and staff, including students and volunteers.
Schools and registering authorities.

Main duties include:
• Assist with planning, preparing, and delivering quality play opportunities within a safe and caring environment.
• Providing comprehensive care for the children including collecting them from school and delivering them safely to parents or carers.
• Setting up the play space including moving furniture and play equipment.
• Providing refreshments and ensuring that hygiene, health and safety standards are met.
• Administering first aid when necessary.
• Consulting with children and involving them in planning activities.
• Helping with club administration, where necessary.
• Encouraging parental involvement in the club.
• Facilitating good communication with all members of the organisation, parents, and schools.
• Undertaking appropriate and relevant training.
• Keeping the work environment healthy, safe and secure.
• Working within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures.

Person specification
Essential qualities Desirable qualities
• Experience of working with 4- to 11-year-olds
• Understanding the varied needs of children and their families
• Understanding the issues involved in the delivery of quality play care.
• Understanding the issues of equal opportunities
• Provide and facilitate safe and creative play
• Good communication skills
• Able to work as part of a team.
• Sound judgement and common sense
• Sufficient understanding and use of English to ensure the well-being of the children* • Experience of working within a play-based setting
• Experience of administration
• Competent in using IT to support play and club administration.
• Ability to work on own initiative.
• Relevant qualification or willingness to work towards this.
• Appropriate child protection training
• Current Paediatric First Aid Certificate
• Food Hygiene Certificate

Essential qualities Desirable qualities
• Experience of working with 4- to 11-year-olds
• Understanding the varied needs of children and their families
• Understanding the issues involved in the delivery of quality play care.
• Understanding the issues of equal opportunities
• Provide and facilitate safe and creative play
• Good communication skills
• Able to work as part of a team.
• Sound judgement and common sense
• Sufficient understanding and use of English to ensure the well-being of the children* • Experience of working within a play-based setting
• Experience of administration
• Competent in using IT to support play and club administration.
• Ability to work on own initiative.
• Relevant qualification or willingness to work towards this.
• Appropriate child protection training
• Current Paediatric First Aid Certificate
• Food Hygiene Certificate

To apply, contact your Southwark Works adviser.  If you live in Southwark and don’t have an Adviser, please complete the form below and someone will contact you.

Closing date: 02/08/2024

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