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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.

KIDS is committed to safeguarding and successful applicants will be required to undertake stringent recruitment checks including (where applicable) an enhanced DBS check.

 
About The Role
 
 
Key responsibilities of this role of playworker is to participate in activities including:
  • Working directly with disabled children and young people to support them during play-based group sessions.
  • Ensuring disabled children and young people’s views are respected and they are engaged, have a say and are actively involved in making decisions.
  • Ensuring the children and young people we work with have fun in a play-based setting that supports their development and encourages them to try new and stimulating activities.
  • Working with the Senior Practitioner and Coordinator in promoting good practice and dealing with any issues arising as required
The hourly rate is £8.20  per hour plus you accrue an extra 99p per hour holiday pay.
 
The summer scheme will be running in July and August 2020 - offering flexible hours
About You

To be able to carry out this role it is essential that you have the following characteristics:

• Good communication skills.

• Drive and enthusiasm.

• A willingness to learn new skills

• Be a team player

• Awareness of the needs of disabled children and young people

 
Why you may be suited to this role.
 
Are you looking for a rewarding role where you can make a difference?
Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity that could provide flexible hours fitting in with child care commitments?

 

For further details please see the job description