Mobile Play Worker

Family Lives
£9.75 per hour
29 Mar 2018
22 Apr 2018
Lisa Pitcher
Contract Type

Mobile Play Worker, zero hours, £9.75 per hour, Bexley, Kent (Greater London), fixed term to end of March 2019

Family Lives is a leading national family support charity. We provide 24-hour support, seven days a week through a range of innovative and integrated services, engaging with over 2.5 million families and young people through our digital communications, helpline and face-to-face support.

We are looking for two Mobile Play Workers who will work as part of a multi-disciplinary Family Support team contributing to a safe and stimulating childcare and support experience for parents and carers. The Mobile Workers will undertake centre based activity to assist with play work as required and as directed by the Mobile lead. You will signpost families, where relevant, to access the correct services to meet their needs and to narrow the gap in outcomes for the most vulnerable children. You will also work closely with the home visiting service volunteers and parenting lead in delivering a joined up package of early support for families.

The successful candidates will be responsible for the general care and observation of the children in childcare activities, taking action as necessary to ensure health and safety, cleaning and maintaining equipment.  You will be responsible for supporting the functions of the children’s centre programme in activity programmes and play work to improve take up and outcomes for parents.

You will have proven experience of working in a team and working directly with children and families in a social care or educational environment as well as experience of working with multi-racial groups. Experience of carrying out assessments of clients and their needs and the ability to work in non-discriminatory ways and promote the principles of managing equality and diversity and Commitment to the values, aims and objectives of Family Lives and commitment to safeguarding vulnerable adults and children are essential.

Awareness of the role of volunteers in community projects, excellent communication skills both written and oral and excellent administrative skills are required.

As a condition of appointment to this post, you are required to hold a qualification related to Social Care or Child Care NVQ2 and be willing to work towards Level 3 within 6 months of your start date.

These roles are zero hours posts, meaning there are no guaranteed hours and will depend on contracts won by Family Lives.

Please ensure you address every criteria on the person specification on your supporting statement, preferably in order.

Please visit our website at to obtain the job description, full person specification, application form and guidance. Please note that we only accept application forms, which need to be emailed to: or posted to HR department, Family Lives, 15-17 The Broadway, Hatfield, Herts, AL9 5HZ. CVs will not be accepted.

If you have any questions please contact Lisa Pitcher, on 07811 689115

Closing date:  Sunday, 22nd April 2018

Interview date:  TBC

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