Sessional play and inclusion worker person specification

Job title: Sessional play and inclusion officer

Reports to: Activities for All team leader, Leeds

Team: Delivery

: Leeds and areas around Leeds

: £9.50 per hour

Direct reports: None

Budget/Resource responsibility: None

Job Description

Knowledge and experience


  • An appropriate (level 3 or above) qualification in Playwork, Health, Social Work, Psychology or another related field.
  • Knowledge of Inclusion policies and procedures
  • Experience of inclusion work with children/young people with challenging behaviour, disabilities and/or complex needs
  • Experience of working with children and young people in a play/leisure environment
  • Good time management and ability to plan own workload and work to deadlines
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as following set procedures and working in conjunction with others
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding and child protection
  • Commitment to providing a child-centred service


  • Proven family support / community development skills
  • A pro-active attitude to the development of inclusive leisure opportunities for children and young people
  • Knowledge of facilities/services regarding play provision in Leeds
  • A positive approach to the issue of risk in children’s play

Skills and competencies

  • Excellent communication both orally and written
  • Computer literate, including Office 365
  • The ability to manage complex tasks, situations and relationships

Scope Values

Pioneering: Passionate and ambitious, determined to drive change and make things happen.

Courageous: Single minded in your desire to achieve equality for disabled people. Not afraid to fail fast and learn quickly – brave enough to give new things a go.

Connected: Listens, talks and shares. Achieves through connecting and collaborating, both internally and externally.

Open: To new ideas and honest with others.

Fair: Values, respects and supports diversity, skill, and expertise. Takes responsibility for their actions and supports others to achieve

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