We are looking for caring, enthusiastic and motivated Playworkers (qualified to level 2 or above) and Assistants (unqualified) to join our team to provide a safe, stimulating and fun environment for children. Training will be provided and training for a relevant qualification will be positively encouraged.
Rates of Pay extremely competitive, plus Holiday and Sick Pay.
3pm to 6pm daily Term Time only.
Holiday club hours may be available.
PLAYWORKER: JOB DESCRIPTION
Title of Post After School Club Playworker, Cherry Kids' Club
Hours 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm, Monday to Friday during term times.
Salary dependant on qualifications
This post is responsible to the Management Committee and the Playwork Manager.
To be part of an effective childcare team delivering a high quality, flexible childcare service that meets the needs of the children and their families. To help provide a safe, stimulating environment for the children, with creative and appropriate play opportunities.
To promote good practice in a professional and inclusive manner.
To promote inclusive attitudes and practices.
To promote the organisation’s Equal Opportunities policies.
To understand, work within and promote the club’s policies and procedures.
To have an understanding of the Statutory Welfare Requirements and the ability to meet them.
To advise the Manager of any concerns with regard to children, child protection, parents/carers or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary.
To attend staff meetings and training as required.
To undertake observation, assessment and record keeping as required.
To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff which is acquired as part of the job.
To have due regard to the provisions of Health & Safety at Work legislation, as detailed in the Health and Safety policy.
To be involved in safe and stimulating childcare including collection of children from school and the safe delivery of children to parents/named carers.
To administer first aid as appropriate and keep accident report sheets. To ensure first aid skills are updated as necessary.
To support children’s participation.
To be involved in play programmes to provide safe, creative, appropriate play activities, whilst having regard to the Early Years Foundation Stage and Play Principles.
To assist in the provision of healthy food and refreshments.
To set up activities for the daily programme.
To clear up after activities making sure that materials and equipment are maintained and stored properly.
To assist in the collection of the children from all schools.
To act as a keyworker to a small group of children, making sure each child’s needs are met.
To undertake such additional responsibilities as required, which are commensurate with the grade and responsibilities of the post and in accordance with the Club's business plan and objectives.
This job description describes responsibilities as they are currently required. It is anticipated duties will change over time and the job description may need to be reviewed in the future.
PLAYWORKER: PERSON SPECIFICATION
The post holder will demonstrate the following essential criteria which are appropriate for this post. It would be advantageous to meet the desirable criteria.
NOTE THAT THIS POST IS EXEMPT FROM THE REHABILITATION OF OFFENDERS ACT 1974. APPLICANTS MUST BE PREPARED TO DISCLOSE ANY CONVICTIONS THEY MAY HAVE AND ANY ORDER WHICH HAS BEEN MADE AGAINST THEM.
EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
Minimum Level 2 childcare qualification, ideally in playwork; CACHE Diploma, NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) in Childcare and Education or Playwork. (Not applicable for Assistant post)
Enhanced DBS certificate
First Aid qualification.
Basic Food Hygiene Certificate.
Current driving licence.
EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE
Health clearance for the role.
A sound understanding of playwork.
Working knowledge of the emotional, physical, psychological and educational development of children, in order to provide an environment in which the child’s full potential can be supported and in which parents/carers can be supported in their relationship with their children.
A sound understanding of the particular requirements of children with special needs in terms of their support, development and care planning.
Knowledge of all relevant legislation relating to childcare.
Knowledge of child protection issues and policies and relevant Safeguarding Children Board procedures.
A working knowledge of relevant Health & Safety and Basic Food Hygiene requirements.