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Play Workers in Children's Centre


£7.30 - £9.09 per hour (according to age) + benefits

Work during the Easter and summer holidays in a fun and energetic team. Join our team of playscheme workers and you will be planning and delivering a variety of stimulating activities and experiences for children and young people with learning disabilities. You will be leading play and leisure sessions to maximise the children’s participation and providing person-centred support.

As Playworker you will be facilitating increased independence by encouraging and supporting participation in daily living activities, decision making and choice. You will provide high-quality support and appropriate social interaction to meet the varying needs of children and young people. You will also provide a link for parents so excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) are key.

You are a positive team player who can form and maintain effective working relationships. You are able to work using your own initiative, plan and prioritise workload, and contribute ideas to support the service delivery.   You have knowledge of the needs of people with a learning disability and challenge discrimination; you are inclusive with an understanding of the importance of choice, control and rights. Ideally you have knowledge and experience of working with children and young people.

Watford Mencap offers a comprehensive training and induction program including child protection, communication and health and safety. We are committed to offering opportunities to develop skills and abilities. We are progressive, as shown by winning the HCPA Most Innovative Care Team Award, and we value our people, recognised by our Investors in People accreditation. Come and join our team!

For more details of the PLAYWORKER role please click here (job description)

If you would like to discuss this further please feel free to call Helen Jones on 07384 831280.

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