Play workers (Casual) in our Adventure Playgrounds – London – Hackney, Islington, Chelsea and/or Wandsworth

Are you  a University Student looking for a great job that fits around your studies?  Or a Teaching Assistant or similar profession with extra hours to spare currently? Or maybe you just want to work with disabled children supporting them to play and have fun.  We are extremely flexible and can work around your availability – this could be Monday – Friday after school, or/and Weekends and school holidays? We offer a very competitive rate of pay ranging between £8.19 to £10.69 per hour + 12.07% holiday pay dependent upon your experience and shifts worked. 

We are especially interested to hear from you if you are available to work over this summer holiday. 

Want to know more about the role – please click on the links below:

What we do

KIDS are a national charity, founded over 47 years ago, providing a wide range of support services to disabled children, young people and their families. We support children with any disability from birth to 25 years of age. We offer our support to the whole family with the aim of giving disabled children a brighter future.

“Your involvement with my family has meant huge practical help during a difficult time. I think the key thing is that KIDS does stuff with and for the whole family, not just the child. I am sure that yours is the kind of service that helps prevent family break up as a result of the strains that child with a disability brings.”

We cannot change a diagnosis and we cannot cure but we can, and we do, make a very real difference to the lives of families with a disabled child through high quality, practical and tailored services delivered by dedicated professional staff.

KIDS provides over 120 different services and works with 80 local authorities throughout England.  Last year we supported over 13,500 children.

The role:

We are looking for Sessional Play workers at our Adventure Playgrounds.  If you are looking for some casual and rewarding hourly work, read more below about this exciting opportunity. 

You will have previous experience of working with children (paid or unpaid), preferably disabled children, is desirable. Training (e-learning) will be provided and you will also have the ongoing support of a local supervisor.

You will need stamina, enthusiasm, a positive outlook and a commitment to providing a high quality service to disabled children. Working hours can be flexible and variable but likely to be mainly at weekends, school holidays or late pm on schooldays.

Casual Playworkers Job Description

Playworker Person Specification

KIDS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Therefore we expect all workers and employees to share this commitment.

All roles will be subject to a DBS check and two references.

To apply please download an application pack here and send to  [email protected]  or call Shelema Warren on 0207 359 3635 for more information .