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About KIDS
KIDS is 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 13,500 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

We are recruiting a Senior Play Practitioner to help develop and run weekly sessions for children and young people who attend our Special Needs Adventure Playground. The role will support a team of Play Workers to provide a fun and exciting play environment, where children with a wide range of needs will be supported to play, make friends and challenge themselves in a safe and stimulating setting.

The right candidate will have a proven track record in promoting independence and working in a person-centered way in order to achieve the best outcomes for disabled young people. They will be an effective communicator who is able to work independently to produce a good standard of written work including contributing to written reports and support plans. 

The position offers varied working hours as needed by the service which includes evenings, weekends and school holidays. 

We are recruiting for a part-time, 18 hours a week role, with the option of additional and flexible sessional hours on top. 

 
Further responsibilities and duties can be found in the detailed job description.
About You

We are looking for a confident, proactive person who will take a lead in running sessions. The right person will have relevant experience of working with children and young people with learning disabilities, Autism and/or behavioural, learning or emotional difficulties. 

Qualifications in relevant subjects such as childcare would support this role and a commitment to ongoing professional development is essential. A successful candidate should demonstrate an ability engage in multiagency work and develop partnerships with a range of stakeholders including parents/carers and professionals in order ensure young people obtain the full benefits associated with attending our playground.