Casual Play Worker
Working as part of Children’s Services will provide a challenging and rewarding career. We have high ambitions for the children and young people of Kensington and Chelsea. We have formed a Bi-Borough Children’s Services team with colleagues from Westminster City Council. Our services, which include education, family services and safeguarding, have been rated Outstanding by Ofsted, and our drive to be the best doesn’t stop there. By working with us, you will have the opportunity to make a difference to young people in one of the world’s most diverse cities.
If you would like to play a part in this unique team, please take a look at the vacancies below.
In the heart of west London, such a mixed and multi-cultural work space. St Quintin is an exciting and vibrant centre for children disabilities and complex health needs which has been running for 10 years and is evolving daily. We have a brilliant and enthusiastic team with all backgrounds, experiences, qualifications and knowledge, the opportunities for development are endless and our training programme is exceptional. We are excited to be offering roles for play and inclusion workers to bring new and innovative ideas and knowledge to our team in RBKC and Westminster.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information.
You will have:
- Experience of working with children and families whose children have multiple disabilities in a professional capacity.
- Experience of working as part of a team.
- Experience of working with children and families in their own homes an advantage.
- Experience of working in a play/ leisure setting an advantage
- Qualified to Level 3 – NVQ or willing to learn and complete courses as part of personal development.
- To contribute to the planning and delivery of a broad programme of play opportunities including sports, games, arts, crafts, activities on site and in the community.
- To assist in providing opportunities for the children that are fun, creative and offer the children developmental experiences.
- To act as a key worker to a child/family when necessary (time limited)
- To supervise and deliver activities both on site and of site in the community.
- To be able to work either early morning, day, evening and weekends as needed
- To provide personal care
- To listen to children, identify their needs and respond appropriately
- To ensure the health and safety of those in their care
- To monitor and evaluate activities within a quality framework including report writing
- If needed to visit the family in the Family home.
- To assist with transporting the child to and from the centre acting as a PA on the Mini-bus or part of a walking bus.
We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.
We will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.
We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.
RBKC is currently inclusively reviewing its pay, reward and benefits framework.
This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.
We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.