Out of School Alliance - Help and Support for Out of School Clubs

Playworker, Croydon

Club or setting:MLH Club Limited
Hours:5.5 hours per day, 5 days per week
Job title:Playworker
Salary:£8 per hour
Closing date:30 September 2018


Job summary: Assist with day to day activities of the club. Provide quality play care within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures
Line manager: Proprietor, Club Manager/Deputy Manager 
Working relationships: Children attending the club and their parents or carers. Club Management and staff, including students and volunteers, childcare and play organisations, schools, registering authorities, funding bodies

Main duties include:

  • Assist with planning, preparing and delivering quality play opportunities within a safe and caring environment.
  • Providing comprehensive care for the children including delivering/collecting them from school and delivering them safely to parents/carers.
  • Setting up the play space including moving furniture and play equipment
  • Providing refreshments and ensuring that hygiene, health and safety standards are met.
  • Administering first aid when necessary.
  • Consulting with children and involving them in planning activities.
  • Encouraging parental involvement in the club.
  • Facilitating good communication with all members of the organisation, parents, schools, and childcare and play related agencies.
  • Undertaking appropriate and relevant training.
  • Keeping the working environment healthy, safe and secure.
  • Working within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures.

Person specification:
Essential qualities

  • Experience of working with 4 to 11 year olds
  • Understanding the varied needs of children and their families
  • Understanding the issues involved in the delivery of quality play care
  • Understanding the issues of equal opportunities
  • Provide and facilitate safe and creative play
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Sound judgement and common sense
  • Sufficient understanding and use of English to ensure the well-being of the children

Desirable qualities

  • Experience of working within a play-based setting
  • Experience of administraton
  • Competent in using IT to support play and club administration
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Relevant Level 2 qualification or willingness to work towards this
  • Appropriate child protection training
  • Current Paediatric First Aid Certificate
  • Food Hygiene Certificate

Contact: mlhoutofschoolclub@gmail.com

Date posted: 22 August 2018