Sessional play and inclusion worker person specification
Job title: Sessional play and inclusion officer
Reports to: Activities for All team leader, Leeds
Location: Leeds and areas around Leeds
Salary: £9.50 per hour
Direct reports: None
Budget/Resource responsibility: None
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
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