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Sessional Play Worker

Children and Young People Sessional Worker

3 vacancies – 1 position for 14 hours per week in Islington and 2 positions for 14 hours per week in Camden

Job Reference No. SWA2686

Solace Women’s Aid works with women and children who have been affected by domestic and sexual violence and we deliver a wide range of services to meet the different needs of our service users.

The Children and Young People Sessional Workers will plan and facilitate activities and play sessions for children and young people aged 0-16 year’s old living in refuges, ensure Health & Safety standards, and support evaluation & monitoring of children’s learning. You will support families to contribute to planning activities as well as supporting mothers to develop their relationship with their children through play and other activities.

We are looking for workers with experience of working with babies, children and young people in a child care setting along with a qualification at NVQ Level 2 or higher in Child Development, youth and Community Work or similar. Experience of working with children and young people who have experienced trauma is desirable. You will support families to continue their learning whilst in refuge and help them develop the skills to continue this work for themselves when they leave refuge.

Hours will be negotiable but will include late afternoons and some occasional weekend hours.

SALARY: £19,980 pro rata per annum

HOURS: 14 hours per week

CONTRACT: Permanent

CLOSING DATE: 13th June 2018 (12noon)

INTERVIEW DATE: Wednesday 20th June (during the day) and short practical assessment Thursday 21st June (after 4pm)

Please have a look at our Children and Young People Sessional Worker Job Description and Person Specification

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to recruitment@solacewomensaid.org by the closing date of 13th June 2018 (12noon) . If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

Please ensure you send the correct documents by the closing date, as late applications will not be accepted.

Due to the number of applications we receive, Solace Women’s Aid cannot communicate further with applicants who are not shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application was not successful this time.

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applicants from black minority and ethnic communities.

Solace is a Disability Confident employer. Please feel free to email us at recruitment@solacewomensaid.org if you require any additional support to apply for this role.

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for this role

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