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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.

About The Role
The main responsibilities of the role of playworker include 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.
  • work in partnership with parents/carers.
  • 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.
Workers will be required to work flexibly across our two adventure play sites in South London- Lady Allen Adventure Playground in Wandsworth and Chelsea Adventure Playground in Chelsea. 
The summer schemes for 2021 will be running from the 26th July- 31st Aug at Lady Allen and from the 27th July until the 19th Aug

The hourly rate is £10.85 per hour plus you accrue an extra £1.30 per hour holiday pay.

About You
Applicants should have the following characteristics:
  •  The ability to listen, reflect and communicate appropriately and effectively with service users and colleagues
  •  Creative and enthusiastic
  • Fun and open minded attitude to play
  • The ability to work in a non-judgemental, patient and sensitive manner
Please read the job description for further details