Playworker

  • Croydon
  • £8.50 - £9.50
  • MLH Club Ltd
  • 16-20 hours per week

THE COMPANY

MLH Club Limited (formerly Mum's Little Helpers Out of School Club) provides a Breakfast, Afterschool and Holiday Club care facility in the London Borough of Croydon (Addiscombe and Shirley).

During term time this takes the form of Breakfast Club from 7:30am to 9:00am and After School' Club from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. During the School holidays we run a Holiday Club from 7:30am to 6:00pm. As part of our services, we also to provide Emergency Back Up Facilities during term time to help parents deal with unexpected events . We are totally committed to delivering the following for the benefit of all the children in our care:

  • A safe and secure environment
  • A fun and friendly place to be
  • A flexible child collection service (during term time)
  • Nutritional and wholesome meals
  • A social environment where friendships are formed
  • Continuous development through varied activities
  • A professional, confidential and caring approach
  • Full compliance with all legal requirements and regulations

 

THE ROLE

MLH Club Ltd are recruiting a Playworker to work in their Breakfast and After School Club in Addiscombe. The 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 our settings at the end of the day to their parents or 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.
  • Helping with club administration, where necessary.
  • Encouraging parental involvement in the club.
  • Facilitating good communication with all members of the organisation, parents, and schools.

THE CANDIDATE

Person specification

 

Essential qualities and/or desirable 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 administration
  • Competent in using IT to support play and club administration
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Relevant qualification Level 2 qualification or willingness to work towards this
  • Appropriate Child Protection training
  • Current Paediatric First Aid Certificate
  • Food Hygiene Certificate

OTHER INFORMATION

Working relationships: Children attending the club and their parents/ carers, management and staff, including students and volunteers, childcare and play organisations, schools, registering authorities, and funding bodies

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