• Job Description & Person Specification

    Job Title Apprentice Play WorkerSalary Starting at £5.85 an hour depending on age
    Hours 17.5 hours a week/35 hours a week during 9 weeks of play schemes
    Annual Leave 20 days’ pro rata plus public holidays – to be taken when playscheme is not in operation
    Line Manager Children’s Service ManagerOverview
    The post holder

    Main Duties & Responsibilities
    1. Assisting the Children’s Service Manager and staff team to organise and deliver activities and supervising outings in conjunction with the other workers as laid out in the term-time after school and holiday scheme programmes.
    2. Escorting children safely from their school base to After School Club sessions.
    3. Working with the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator to ensure that children with learning difficulties and/or disabilities are fully integrated into these sessions.
    4. Assisting the Team Active Manager to collect fees for the After School and Holiday Club schemes and to keep an up-to-date register.
    5. Ensuring that the rooms being used, and activities and outings being run, comply with the Hanley Crouch Health and Safety procedures.
    6. Assisting with the planning and delivery of a healthy snack/light meal for the children during the sessions.
    7. Establishing and maintaining positive links with the families/carers of the users and encouraging their involvement as much as possible.
    8. Attend and participate in regular supervision sessions and Hanley Crouch staff team meetings.
    9. Ensure that good equal opportunities practice underpins all work undertaken.
    10. Attend and participate in regular supervision sessions and Hanley Crouch staff team meetings.
    11. To comply with all HCCA policy including Health & Safety, Safeguarding & Child Protection and Equal Opportunities policies.
    12. Undertake any other duties as may reasonably be requested by the Children’s Project Manager or Special Educational Needs Coordinator
    This post requires occasional one-off additional evening or weekend sessions in return for time off in lieu.


    Qualifications & Experience
     NVQ 2 in Play, Childcare or related qualification, working towards a Level 3.
     Experience of working in a childcare or play setting preferably in the voluntary sector.
     Experience of liaising with parents/carers, giving feedback about their child’s progress.
    Knowledge & Understanding
     To demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved in working within a project where such children are fully integrated into all aspects of the work which is carried out.
     Understanding of the social, physical and emotional needs of children of all ages and abilities.
     Knowledge of Every Child Matters and legislation relating to children including Child Protection.
    Skills and Abilities
     To be able to work effectively as part of a team.
     Able to use IT to access email, internet and for word processing.
     Ability to lead small groups in creative/sporting and entertaining activities.
     Able to undertake risk assessments prior to activities taking place.
     Able to communicate well with children and families accessing services.

    Brickworks Community Centre
    Hanley Crouch Community Association Ltd
    42 Crouch Hill, London, N4 4BY
    telephone 020 7263 1067
    email admin@hanleycrouch.org.uk
    registered charity 288337 company limited by guarantee 1771608