Are you looking for fun, flexible work that fits around your life? Want to work for an inspiring charity making a real difference to the lives of disabled children and young people? You could soon be playing a vital and truly fulfilling role.
Summer Play Workers
Salary Details: £9.50 - £11.05 per hour (plus holiday pay accrual at £1.15 - £1.33 per hour)
Seasonal Work, July - September
This charity is recruiting Summer Play Workers right now in the following areas:
- Wandsworth and Chelsea
- Sandwell and Walsall
About the Employer
Passionate, caring and trusted since 1970, our client is a national charity that provides more than 120 different services and works with around 60 Local Authorities across England in order to help disabled children and young people develop independence and achieve their aspirations. As well as working with individuals from birth through to age 25, they offer invaluable support and practical help for their families too, in environments where there’s a real sense of achievement. The work can be challenging, and humbling at times, but it’s also hugely rewarding and meaningful. Maybe that’s why staff tend to stay with them for many years.
This charity's vision is a world in which all disabled children and young people realise their aspirations.
About the Role
As a summer sessional playworker, you will work as part of a team supporting the provision of an exciting and challenging programme of activities in a safe and stimulating environment for children/young people with a range of disabilities/additional needs such as autism, behavioural, learning and emotional difficulties.
You will encourage the children to play adventurously, creatively and imaginatively, and enable them to obtain the full benefit of the facilities provided by the service. You will also initiate, guide and facilitate creative play and social activities with individual children and groups of children.
As a playworker responsibilities include:
- Assisting with the care needs of the children and young people: for example feeding, toileting and changing.
- Participating in playground arts and crafts activities.
- Assisting in maintaining the playground and play building, play equipment and outdoor play structures in a safe and satisfactory condition.
- Assisting in maintaining the playground and play building to the required standards of Health and Safety, including those of cleanliness and tidiness.
- Providing inclusive play opportunities
Are you interested in the outdoors and looking for a fun and active summer job that will provide a truly rewarding experience? Then join this charity and you could soon be part of the team that helps provide an exciting and challenging programme of activities in a safe and stimulating environment for children/young people with a range of disabilities/additional needs such as autism, behavioural, learning and emotional difficulties.
Sessional positions offer flexible working hours during evenings, weekends and school holidays, you’ll be working in partnership with parents/carers as you encourage each child to play adventurously, creatively and imaginatively and enable them to get the full benefit of the facilities this charity provides.
- Training/Inductions take place mid-July
- The employer will pay for your DBS check
- Opportunities to work with this charity after Summer
The Schemes run from July to September. Each Area runs their own timetable for recruitment so it is advised that you complete your application ASAP to avoid any disappointment.
To find out more information, please click the apply button. You will be taken to a simple CHM Recruit form and then redirected to complete your application for this position.
This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All children and young people they work with must, at all times, feel safe.
They practice safer recruitment. For certain roles successful applicants will be required to carry out a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
This charity is a disability Confident Committed Employer and an equal opportunities employer. They actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.
No agencies please.