Play Worker

Recruiter
Pact
Location
Leicester
Posted
10 Jan 2019
Closes
14 Jan 2019
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Play Worker

Pact is a highly respected independent charity, which together with its subsidiary, Pact Futures, works across England and Wales to develop and deliver a range of innovative services, providing practical and emotional support to prisoners’ children and families, to prisoners, and to ex-offenders.

Position: Play Worker
Location: HMP Gartree, Leicestershire
Job type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 16 hours per week
Salary: £7,280.00 per annum (FTE £17,062.50)
Benefits: Generous holiday entitlement, child care vouchers, cycle to work scheme & more

Closing date: 17 January 2019
Interviews commencing week beginning: 30 January 2019

Have you got what it takes to support prisoners and their families?

About the role:

As a Play Worker at HMP Gartree you will work alongside Her Majesty's Prison Staff to deliver age appropriate and culturally sensitive play activities including outside activities to ensure that children feel comfortable, safe and secure while visiting their parent in prison.

About you:

To be successful in this role you will have demonstrable experience of working with children of varying ages providing play activities, providing a warm welcoming environment to ensure that children, families and prisoners are treated with respect, dignity and courtesy.

You will also have knowledge of safeguarding / child protection practice alongside a knowledge of data protection.

Other information:

Pact is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications form all backgrounds including ex-offenders (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, 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, Activities Coordinator, Teaching, Coaching, Childcare, Nursery Assistant, Support Worker, Care Worker, Care Assistant, Social Work, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit etc

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