Hackney, London

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HSTW290721_1627543714
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Date Posted: 2021-07-29
  • Location: Hackney, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-27
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Social Care are currently recruiting for a Playworker at Hackney Council.

The role of the Playworker is to maintain a safe, creative, and stimulating environment for children's play where every child feels welcome and is considered important. Taking personal responsibility for health and safety and child protection issues within the project.

A Playworker is required for our new Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) at Eastway which is nearing completion. The worker will be needed to join sessions over the summer period and beyond.

Main duties:

  • The Playworker is responsible and accountable for the delivery and evaluation of high quality open access and targeted programmes of youth work, primarily delivered through Young Hackney Youth Hubs, and via outreach in schools and community settings
  • Contribute to the development of a varied 7 day programme of term-time, holiday and residential youth activities (open access and targeted) within the youth hub and community settings
  • Contribute to the development of participative youth programmes that enable children and young people to progress, manage transitions and improve their outcomes
  • Contribute to the development of opportunities which support community cohesion; promoting young people's active participation within their community
  • Contribute to the development of programmes which support the ambition for a robust local offer for disabled young people
  • Contribute to the planning and delivery of innovative programmes of open access and targeted youth work, which meets the needs of children, young people and families; facilitating the development of physical health, emotional well-being, supporting educational attainment, and preventing / reducing youth crime
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of young people in all contexts, with awareness of the risks that may be faced in respect of physical health and emotional well-being, educational attainment, sexual development, CSE, crime and gang activity, and personal finance
  • Engage and build respectful, honest, challenging and supportive relationships with young people including those who may previously have had little contact with services and may be hard to reach

Essential Skills & Experience needed:

  • Experience of delivering open access and targeted youth work programmes
  • A satisfactory DBS check at enhanced level is required
  • Relevant professional qualification in Play Work
  • Arts, sporting or outdoor education qualifications, e.g. Music, drama, MLA, FA level 1

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