Vacancy for a Power of Play Family Play Development Worker
We have the following vacancy for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who welcomes the challenge of being part of an organisation committed to working alongside families and communities to tackle the effects of poverty and disadvantage.
Hours: 35hrs per week (full time)
Salary: £23,827 per annum
Holiday Entitlement: 38 days
Pension Contribution: 6.55% (above Lower Earnings Limit)
The Power of Play is designed to test the potential for ‘Play’ to be used as a tool to enhance familyresilience and develop strategies for growth which responds to identified needs for individual families.
The Family Play Development Worker will work alongside parents/carers using a social pedagogy approach to improve bonding and attachment and reduce social isolation. They will co-ordinate the work of the play team to ensure quality delivery of play sessions and support parents/carers to manage theircircumstances to reduce any adverse impact on their child’s care and protection.
The successful candidate will demonstrate insight, understanding and empathy towards the developmental needs of children and their families and an ability to understand and support parents in a non-judgemental way.
This project is currently funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and BBC Children in Need.
The post requires a commitment to equality of opportunity and human rights, and will be subject to a PVG check.
Stepping Stones for Families strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes candidates from all sections of the community.
The closing date for the post is Friday 26 April 2019 at Noon.
Only people selected for interview will be contacted.