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
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.
- 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 and 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.
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 young disabled people with additional needs and challenging behaviour
- Experience of working with children and young people in a play or 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 or community development skills
- A pro-active attitude to the development of inclusive leisure opportunities for children and young people
- Knowledge of facilities and 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