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About KIDS

KIDS are a national charity which has been supporting disabled children, young people and their families since 1970. 

We work with children, irrespective of their disability or impairment, from birth through to 25 years.  Each year we support over 15,000 disabled children, offer over 120 different services and work with about 80 Local Authorities across England.  

We are passionate, caring and trusted and our vision is a world in which all disabled children and young people realise their aspirations. We offer support and practical help for families, every step of the way.

About The Role
The role of the Playworker is to participate in activities with disabled children and young people in a play group setting. To work as part of a team supporting the provision of an exciting and challenging programme of activities in a safe and stimulating environment for children/young people with a range of disabilities/additional needs such as autism, behavioural, learning and emotional difficulties.
The Play worker will be working in partnership with parents/carers, to encourage the children to play adventurously, creatively and imaginatively, and to enable them to obtain the full benefit of the facilities provided by the service.
This is a sessional position offering flexible working hours during evenings, weekends and school holidays. Currently there are a number of summer positions available, however the scheme is recruiting for this post all year round. To be involved in the summer schemes, submit your applications as soon as possible, as groups are due to start in July.

The hourly rate is £8.72 per hour plus you accrue an extra 1.06p per hour holiday pay.
About You
The be successful candidate will need to have a formal qualification in a child care related subject, as a minimum, as well as an understanding of child protection issues. It is also a requirement to have some experience of working with children/ young people with disabilities, or additional needs, and their families. The candidate will need to demonstrate a commitment to working in partnership with parents/carers, and the ability to work effectively as part of a team. The candidate will also need have a fun and open minded attitude to play.
For further information, please see the job description.