Community Playworker
Reading Borough Council
Reading, GB
2d ago

Community Playworker - Reading Play Service

Part Time - 28 Hours Per Week

About Us :

Reading Play is looking for a creative, energetic and highly motivated Community play practitioners to join their team.

You will need to be both passionate about your work and excited about the opportunity to deliver a wide variety of different play sessions to children throughout the Reading Borough, and occasionally beyond.

About the Role :

As a Community Playworker, you will be supporting children’s development through a variety of different types of play such as play clubs, 1 : 1 based support, sports coaching and SEND support in schools.

The role consists of respite care for children and young people, including in locations such as parks and open spaces, schools and special schools.

A proportion of time maybe be spent working at one of our after school clubs so you will therefore need a flexible approach to the types of work you undertake and the hours worked.

During holiday times you may be requested to work up to 40 hours and overtime might be available term time.

About You :

You will need to be able to form positive working relationships with the children, their parents / carers, and with key partner organisations such as local Schools and Nurseries.

A FE qualification or higher in childcare or equivalent such as Play work is desirable for this role but not essential.

A full, valid UK driving licence is also required.

Our offer

We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you’ll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.

  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Maternity, adoption, parental and sick pay.
  • Access to a range of training and learning opportunities to help you develop.
  • Employee Assistance Programme - round-the-clock access to free, impartial and completely confidential support and advice from trained therapists and legal experts.
  • Cycle salary sacrifice scheme.
  • Lease car salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to lease a brand new, greener car for three years. The monthly fee includes insurance, servicing and road tax.
  • Your Reading Passport' scheme - competitive rates for local gyms.

    For more information please call Reading Play on 0118 937 2632 or email

    Applications will be reviewed on receipt this role may be closed before closing date is suitable candidates have been found.

    This position requires an enhanced DBS check which will be done during the onboarding process.

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