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Children’s Play Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,350 pro-rata
  • Barrhead, East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 19th August 2019


  • Advertised from 6th August 2019
  • 16 hour/week - £10,682

Role

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.

Duties:

  • Develop and provide an evolving programme of play opportunities all year round (on and off site)
  • Facilitate freely chosen and self-directed play opportunities as well as structured activities
  • 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 forms
  • 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 Opportunities policy
  • 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 partnership agencies

Health & Safety:

  • Ensure that all areas/equipment used is free from hazard/danger
  • Report/remove any items considered dangerous
  • 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 games.
  • Understand and implement Dynamic Risk Benefit assessments

Administration/Procedures:

  • 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 appropriate
  • Note and act with regard to special health or dietary needs of children attending services
  • 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 Chairperson
  • Keeping a log of, and reporting any issues on sessions to the Chairperson
  • Other reasonable duties associated with the service as required

Line Managed: Chairperson of Board of Trustees

Application notes

To find out more and to apply, please download the Person Specification and Application Pack below.

Closing Date: 19th August 2019 at 5.00pm


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