The Play Worker is a critical role at The Berin Centre, ensuring children have access to inclusive, safe and exciting play opportunities!
You will be responsible for the provision of creative and age-appropriate play opportunities, predominantly for ages 0-5, ensuring a safe and caring environment for all children and families within Berinsfield and the surrounding areas. Your time will be spent planning and coordinating sessions and activities alongside the Family Services Coordinator and working directly with children. You’ll work in partnership with parents and carers, and relevant partner agencies, to achieve the best outcomes for families and children. You’ll take a holistic and strengths-based approach, and draw on your understanding of child development, learning, wellbeing and playwork to help children reach their full potential.
The Berin Centre itself is a well-established hub within the Berinsfield community, providing family and community services including child and family activities and support, a community larder, and hirable space for complementary services including counselling and sensory sessions for children with disabilities.
Job title: Play Worker
Reporting to: Centre Manager
Working directly with: Family Services Coordinator, Volunteers
Working in partnership with: Health Visitors; Midwives; Soha Housing, Church, Berinsfield Information & Volunteer Centre and other local organisations
Hours of Work: 8 – 16 hours per week, depending on the needs of the organisation, times to be agreed.
Location: Based in The Berin Centre, Berinsfield. Occasional travel out of Berinsfield may be required for training and networking.
Salary and benefits: £15,000 to £17,000 p.a. pro rata depending on qualifications & experience. Holiday entitlement of 25 days p.a. pro rata plus bank holidays, and a pension scheme.
Contract: This post is fixed term and funded for one year, with the possibility
that it may be extended subject to further funding being secured.
Closing date: 11pm on Sunday 20th June
More Information: https://theberincentre.co.uk/about/vacancies-volunteering/