To bring play to the heart of the community, encouraging, supporting and motivating children and young people with a
range of neurological disabilities and complex, multiple additional support needs to participate in a range of
free and structured play activities both indoors and outdoors.
To provide an inclusive service so that children and young people have fun, stay safe, be inspired, make friends,
learn, contribute to and provide them with life skills socially and individually.
To assist the team of volunteers and sessional staff to organise, deliver and facilitate such stimulating and
innovative play opportunities.
- Develop and provide an evolving programme of play opportunities all year round (on and off
- Facilitate freely chosen and self-directed play opportunities as well as structured
- Encourage children and young people to help plan and choose the kinds of activities that they
would like to do, enabling them to experiment and learn about themselves and the world around them while
allowing them to experiment and take risks within the safety of the project
- Supervise children and young
people at all times to ensure that safety procedures are followed as per the Project’s Child Protection, Health
& Safety , and other relevant policies and complete any appropriate reports e.g. accident / incident
- Encourage good behaviour and deal with any challenging behaviour in accordance with the projects
policies and procedures.
- Ensure non-discriminatory practices at all times – in line with the Equal
- Preparation and clearing up of activities/areas
- Contribute to joint working
and partnership working ensuring positive relationships with all concerned.
- Communicate with partnership
organisations to facilitate referrals as appropriate
- To liaise with parents, carers, professionals and
Health & Safety:
- Ensure that all areas/equipment used is free from hazard/danger
- Report/remove any items considered
- Ensure all reasonable precautions are taken with regard to the Health and Safety of children,
young people, and all team members (including yourself) on all indoor/outdoor activities and
- Understand and implement Dynamic Risk Benefit assessments
- Ensure familiarity and adherence to organisation’s procedures/policies
- Support evaluation of the service
by maintaining a register of attendance as well as consent and evaluation records (observations, images,
questionnaires, videos as appropriate)
- Observe data protection and associated guidelines where
- Note and act with regard to special health or dietary needs of children attending
- Attendance at team meetings and training sessions as required
- Reflect on and develop
own practice in consultation with the Chairperson
- To action any administrative tasks as requested by the
- Keeping a log of, and reporting any issues on sessions to the Chairperson
reasonable duties associated with the service as required
Line Managed: Chairperson of Board of Trustees
To find out more and to apply, please download the Person Specification and Application Pack below.
Closing Date: 19th August 2019 at 5.00pm