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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 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.

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
 To lead a group of Playworkers in the effective delivery of activities whether at a fixed site of an external venue. To liaise with the Play & Leisure Coordinator and be responsible for keeping accurate records and contributing to the evaluation of the Summer Activity Programme.
  • As a Play Worker in Charge, you will be working directly with disabled children, or young people and their families, to support them with their needs.  This is an opportunity to develop your skills in a rewarding role, and gain a strong sense of achievement. 
  • Play workers in Charge will be expected to support children in structures and free play activities enabling ALL children to participate in a safe yet stimulating and challenging play environment.
 Please note you will need to be available to work between 26th July 2021 September 3rd 2021 and to attend the Training and Inductions on 17th & 24th July 2021
This role is £9.73 per hour plus the 1.17 per hour holiday pay
About You
To be able to carry out this role it is essential that you have the following characteristics:
  • The successful candidate will need to be educated to GCSE level, or have a NVQ level 2 as a minimum. 
  • Candidates will need to demonstrate a commitment to working in partnership with parents/carers, and the ability to work effectively as part of a team and will need to have a fun and open minded attitude to play. 
  • In addition the candidate will need to a have the ability to be pro-active and use their own initiative as well as the ability to work under pressure
  • Car Driver desirable
For further information, please see the job description.