Children’s Playworker

Children's Playworker job in Bristol

Are you passionate about supporting children and young people?

Do you want to help them reach their full potential?

Are you keen on creating and fostering enjoyable spaces for them to thrive in?

If you have a playful heart and are excited by these prospects then we would love to hear from you!

About the Role:

Incredible Kids is a fast-growing charity organization that was set-up to deliver and promote high quality, free-play opportunities, inclusive for all children irrespective of whatever their abilities are. Operating since June 2012 the charity was set up by parents to provide mutually beneficial support to each other, allowing their children and young people to play. We provide a caring, secure environment, through individual attention and group activities, and organize an appropriate range of leisure activities for children between the ages of 0 – 25.

Incredible Kids runs inclusive play and support sessions for children and young people with additional needs and disabilities. The charity also supports their siblings and parent carers.

As a charity organization, we aim to reduce social isolation for families with children or young people with additional needs, increase their wellbeing and improve confidence and social skills by providing meaningful play activities, mutually beneficial support, and increasing knowledge and skills.

About Incredible Kids:

Incredible Kids runs inclusive play and support sessions for children and young people with additional needs and disabilities. The charity also supports their siblings and parent carers. Operating since June 2012 the charity was set up by parents to provide mutually beneficial support to each other, allowing their children and young people to play.

The charity aims to reduce social isolation for families with children or young people with additional needs, increase their wellbeing and improve confidence and social skills by providing meaningful play activities, mutually beneficial support and increasing knowledge and skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work within a team environment to help organize, facilitate and lead a range of play-based activities, both online and offline.
  • Be responsible for the safety and welfare of children, young people and their siblings, especially during outdoor sessions.
  • Engage everyone in a friendly, enthusiastic, inclusive and motivated way.
  • Visit families at home to deliver play trays to enable higher engagement during online play sessions.
  • Encourage parental involvement and support through the development of effective professional relationships.
  • Ensure that all play equipment is properly maintained and fit for purpose.
  • Develop interesting digital media such as videos, social media posts etc. and host parties on video calls to maximise participation for online play sessions.
  • Keep records such as timesheets, support plans and session plans.
  • Respond appropriately in case of emergencies.

About You:

We welcome all applicants that feel they would be able to make a positive difference and have the skills outlined below:

  • A genuine enthusiasm for the work of the charity.
  • A responsible and caring attitude
  • Flexibility to adapt play style to meet individuals needs and online play formats.
  • Compassionate, understanding and trustworthy with a patient and tolerant personality.
  • Fun and open minded attitude to play with a creative and imaginative disposition.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to get on well with children, young people, and their parents.
  • Capability to work effectively within a team and independently.
  • Ability to work under pressure and be proactive to use your own initiative whenever required.
  • Willingness to learn and develop through formal training and informal feedback.

If this sounds like you, we would love to welcome you to the team.

Desired Experience:

  • Current first aid at work or emergency first aid at work certificate
  • Experience of working with young people with additional needs
  • Good sense of humor
  • Awareness of Equal Opportunities
  • Understanding of Safeguarding Children
  • Understanding of Protection of Vulnerable Adults.
  • Understanding of Health and Safety
  • Understanding of Makaton

Location:

Our sessions are currently held at The Vench, Lockleaze but you will need to be willing to trac=vel to our Kingswood hub.

The Vench, Lockleaze, BS7 9TB

Bourne Christian Centre, Waters Road, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 8BE

Work remotely:

As and when required as per COVID-19 guidelines and Incredible Kids’ adapted online play session formats.

Salary:

Aged 25yrs+ £8.72

Aged 18-24 £8.50

Hours of work

Term time:

Mondays 3.30pm – 8pm;

Fridays 3.30pm-8pm;

Saturdays 9am – 6pm;

School Holidays:

Mondays 12pm – 6pm;

Fridays 12pm – 6pm;

Saturdays 9 am – 6 pm

Part-time hours: 17.5 per week

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £8.50-£8.72 per hour

Closing date Saturday 12th September

To apply fill in our application for, below.

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