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Level 3 Playworker

Hearts of the Valley Integrated Children’s Centre
Grade 3 (£18,933 - £19,698 pro rata/per annum) 14 hours per week
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An experienced and highly motivated Level 3 Playworker is required to join the Early Years, Childcare and Play Team. The successful candidate will be committed to providing a safe, stimulating environment to pilot a new service for children and young people and their families.

You will be responsible for planning, preparing and delivering regularly weekly sessions that offer a range of play opportunities aimed to promote the natural environment. The aim is to help children and young people identify their goals and build the skills and experience to allow them to reach their full potential, helping them to build friendships and form lasting social networks.

There is a responsibility for the post holder to demonstrate a commitment to quality service delivery through continuous improvement for the benefit of the Service and the Local Authority.

Working hours: The post holder will be required to be available after school and possibly Saturdays to meet the needs of the project.

Please note: This post is for a maximum of 14 hours per week on a temporary basis to 31st March 2021.

The position carries an Approved Casual Car User Allowance therefore access to a vehicle for work purposes is a requirement.

Thorough pre-employment screening is undertaken during the recruitment process. The postholder will be required to complete an application for a Disclosure of Criminal Records.  
The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Level 3 in Playwork
  • Experience of working with children ideally in playwork provision
  • Ability to engage, motivate and communicate with children and young people
  • Ability to work on own initiative and part of a team
  • Good IT skills
  • Good organisational, planning and problem solving skills
  • Dedicated, passionate, enthusiastic and resilient
  • Willingness to travel throughout Blaenau Gwent

Closing Date:             Thursday 22nd October 2020 – 12:00am, midnight

Interview Date:          Tuesday 10th November 2020


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