Sessional play and inclusion worker job description

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 

Role purpose

The role will provide one-to-one support, enabling disabled children to access universal activities of their choice and whenever possible in their local community. The short-term support offered encourages universal settings to become fully inclusive to all children and offers support to individual children to become integrated into those settings and become more independent.

Main responsibilities

  • This role is a flexible role and is not full time; it can fit around studies or another job. Working hours are usually between 1 and 2 hours per session plus time to complete the appropriate paperwork.
  • Working with Scope’s Activities for All service to offer information and support to universal settings in order for them to become inclusive to all children
  • Where appropriate offer individual one to one support to disabled children to access activities of their choice
  • Act as a link person between the child’s family the setting
  • Act as a link person between the setting and Activities for All
  • Ensure all appropriate paperwork is completed in an accurate and timely manner
  • Ensure that all support is delivered in line with Scope’s policies and procedures and in particular Safeguarding policies and procedures are adhered to.

Mandatory for all staff

  • To work seamlessly across department or team boundaries in a collaborative and constructive manner to implement Scope's strategic direction.
  • To demonstrate a commitment to customer service excellence and deliver against the requirements of Scope’s quality framework.
  • To work within Scope’s policies and procedures at all times.

Person specification

Knowledge and experience

Essential

  • 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

Desirable

  • 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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