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Playworker

  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Salary: £12,037 to £12,278
  • Location: Wirral
  • Contract: Temporary
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours/Part Time
  • Hours: 22 hours.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 22/05/2022 at 23:55
  • Reference: CF&E/22/194113

We are looking for a dynamic individual to work alongside our Cradle to Career team, delivering services in North Birkenhead.

 

To assist in the promotion of community involvement in children's play activities in the Cradle to Career area. To enhance the current play provision and explore ways of creating new and exciting play opportunities in the area.

 

The vacant post is on a fixed-term contract of 2 years.

 

Candidates should hold NVQ 2 Qualification in Playwork or equivalent. We are looking for someone who can demonstrate experience of working with children aged 6 - 14 in a play setting communicating with children and parents. You'll need to be qualified in Playwork or equivalent and have experience working in a play setting.

 

Your experience should include Experience/Knowledge of Open Access play provision or youth settings. Understanding the individual developmental needs of vulnerable children and young people. Managing children's and young people's behaviour in various situations. You will be looking to improve the way we engage with our employees, residents and customers to ensure they are at the heart of everything we do.

 

This post is subject to Enhanced Level DBS check.

 

This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home.  In future, the Council will be moving to a hybrid of working arrangements for many of our roles with a combination of homeworking, office and site working as required.

 

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

 

It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.

 

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.

 

Applications can only be accepted through the Jobs page following registration.  Forms received via the post will not be processed.

 

All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK.  Details of required documents can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the Jobs page.

 

The job description and other supporting documents will not be accessible once the vacancy closing date has passed so if a copy is required you should download it now.

 

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