Bishop Road Activity Clubs : Play worker

 

Playworker Wanted

To provide an after-school care scheme for children aged 4 (rising 5) to 11 years from Bishop Road primary school, offering  a safe, creative and stimulating environment.

This post is a permanent position. We run both after school sessions and a breakfast club, 5 days per week. Staff would be expected to commit to at least two breakfast club sessions a week plus at least two  after school shifts. The hours of work 7.30am-9.00am for the morning breakfast club, and 3.15pm – 6pm for the after school club. During the school holidays there is the opportunity for extra hours due to the BRAC Playschemes which run from 8.00am – 6.00pm Monday-Friday.  There may be some travel involved, to training events and courses, and on excursions during the Holiday Playschemes.

Wages £7.50/hr rising to £8.01

Contact: playleader@bishoproadactivityclubs.com, and phone 01179030575 or 01173320978

Job Description – Play worker

Responsible to: Room Leader, Play Leader and the BRAC Management Committee

Objectives

To provide an after-school care scheme for children aged 4 (rising 5) to 11 years, which offers a safe, creative and stimulating environment.

Tasks and Duties

• To assist the Senior Play worker with ensuring that the play environment, including equipment and resources, is prepared and ready for the arrival of children.
• To co-ordinate with the Senior Play worker in both individual and group activities for the children and to ensure that they are adequately supervised.
• To enable child-centred play in a structured and relaxed environment maintaining overall quality of care, supporting children to engage in a range of play opportunities allowing for safe risks and challenges.
• To be aware of the needs of all children and assess their development through play, particularly those of minority ethnic groups and with disabilities.
• To develop and maintain positive relationships with children, families and other team members on a day-to-day basis especially regarding children’s welfare.
• To take any action required to ensure the safety and welfare of children and to report any concern immediately to the Playleader.
• To maintain children’s safety and wellbeing at all times during attendance at the play setting and on trips including ensuring the security of the building and reporting any problems as appropriate to the Senior Play worker.
• To ensure that the scheme’s Equal Opportunities policy is implemented and that careful thought is given to providing an inclusive environment for all.
• To the best of their ability ensure that the requirements of Ofsted and the Children Act are adhered to.
• To implement the Health and Safety policy of the scheme; be responsible for the safe and appropriate use of resources and equipment and to notify the Senior Play worker of any repairs required.
• To ensure that all rules and instructions regarding children’s attendance at BRAC are adhered to.
• To undertake any other duties as reasonably directed by the Play Leader, Deputy or management committee.
• To work within agreed policies and procedures at all times.
• To attend relevant meetings and identified training.
• This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check

This post is a permanent position. We run both after school sessions and a breakfast club, 5 days per week. Staff would be expected to commit to at least two breakfast club sessions a week plus some after school shifts.

The hours of work 7.30am-9.00am for the morning breakfast club, and 3.15pm – 6pm for the after school club.

During the school holidays there is the opportunity for extra hours due to the BRAC Playschemes which run from 8.00am – 6.00pm Monday-Friday. There may be some travel involved, to training events and courses, and on excursions during the Holiday Playschemes.

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