Play Worker

Easy Web Recruitment
11 Jan 2018
12 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Play Worker

An exciting role working for a national charity.

Our client is a national charity which supports people affected by imprisonment. They provide practical and emotional support to prisoners' children and families, and to prisoners themselves.

Position: Play Worker x 2 (1 x Saturday Worker, 1 x Sunday Worker)
Location: HMP Spring Hill
Contract: Permanent, part-time
Hours 16 Hours per month
Salary: £5,070 per annum (£16,477.50 FTE)
Benefits: Generous holiday entitlement, child care vouchers, pension scheme and more.

Closing Date: 16th January 2018
Interview Date: week beginning 23rd January 2018

About the role:

This role will play a part in maintaining positive relationships between prisoners and their loved ones, with the aim of reducing the likelihood of prisoners reoffending through supporting and maintaining family contact. The play service will provide support to ensure that children, families and prisoners are treated with respect and dignity.

Working as a member of the Family Services team at HMP Spring Hill, with a focus on delivering high quality engaging play activities for children visiting the prison to see their loved one.

Working as one of the children’s services team, this role will assist in the organising of a daily play facility for children visiting HMP Springhill. You will assist in ensuring that the play facilities operate at an excellent standard in its provision of activities and safeguarding of children at all times, ensuring that activities are suited to the range of children visiting the prison.

About You:

To be successful in this role you will have demonstrable experience working directly with children, young people and their families using an appropriate range of techniques.

You will have the ability to relate with warmth and sensitively to people from a diverse range of backgrounds, including children, prisoners, ex-prisoners, volunteers, prison officers, colleagues, and others.

You will have Good experience and skills of planning creative, relevant play activities for children.

You will have the ability to contribute to planning and development of play work and also have knowledge of safeguarding/child protection practice, and of carrying out risk assessments in a childcare setting.

You will have good interpersonal skills and the ability to relate sensitively to the needs of prisoners’ families.

Our client is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all backgrounds, including those with previous convictions (appointment to post is subject to a risk assessment).
This post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, verification of identity and proven right to work in the UK, satisfactory HMPPS/MoJ Security Vetting, and satisfactory employer references covering a minimum of 3 years and a satisfactory enhanced DBS. Please note that being bankrupt or having County Court Judgements may affect your ability to be successfully vetted to work in a prison.
You may have experience of the following: Play Worker, Teacher, Coach, Play Scheme Assistant, Nursery Worker, Teaching, Coaching, Childcare, Nursery Assistant etc.

This vacancy is being advertised by Easy Web Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by Easy Web Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, and we confirm that we will gladly accept applications from persons of any age for this role.