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Playworker – Sheffield Central Quaker Meeting

Do you enjoy working with young children? Are you responsible, adaptable and reliable? Can you help us create a culture of calm and supportive care for the youngest children in our Quaker meeting?

We are looking for a part time playworker to create a calm yet stimulating environment and to provide continuity from week to week to enable parents and carers to participate fully in Quaker meeting for worship. Working alongside members of the established Children & Young People Work Committee and with parents and carers, you will provide care and activity for children aged 0-3 during our Children’s Meeting on Sunday mornings.

You will have experience of generating and leading appropriate guided activities for this age group and will be expected to undertake light physical tasks to set up the space.

This is a term-time only post for 2.5 hours per week on Sunday mornings paid at £12 per hour. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check. For more details please see the job description provided.

To apply please email a letter of application (no more than 2 sides of A4) detailing how you meet the person specification to liz@sheffieldquakers.org.uk Closing date: 12.00 Tuesday 28th May 2019.

Play worker for Sheffield Central Children’s Meeting

at Sheffield Quaker Meeting House

(2.5 hours per week £12 per hour, term time only contract)

Job Description and Person Specification

 

Purpose of the Post

The role holder will provide continuity week to week and create a culture of calm and supportive care for our youngest children in our established children’s meeting. Our ideal candidate will have experience of working with children in an informal setting and will be friendly, adaptable and reliable.

  • To provide care and activity for children aged 0-3 years during Children’s Meeting on Sunday mornings.
  • To build positive relationships with the parents/carers
  • To support the Children and Young People’s Work Committee in their provision of Children’s Meeting.

 

Responsible Supervisor

A named Supervisor from the Children and Young People’s Work Committee will:

  • Be the first point of contact for any queries about the role from parents, carers, committee members and members of the meeting
  • Meet regularly with the Play worker to discuss their work and take forward any actions arising
  • Liaise between the CYPWC and the Play worker as necessary

Line Manager

Team Leader of the Sheffield Central Quaker Meeting House staff team will:

  • Manage payroll and contractual matters on behalf of Sheffield Quaker Meeting
  • Meet annually with the Play worker for a review meeting
  • Provide a point of contact for the Play worker regarding employment matters as needed

 

Specific Responsibilities

  1. To supervise children and babies aged 0-3 years left in their care during Children’s Meeting
  1. Prepare appropriate activities each week for children and babies aged 0-3 during Children’s Meeting; this should include at least one guided activity each week
  1. To establish a positive relationship with parents/carers in order to get to know individual children’s particular needs.
  2. To keep records as requested by Children & Young People’s Work Committee
  1. To be part of the welcoming circle at the start of Children’s Meeting, which is lead by a member of the Children and Young People’s Work Committee and to accompany the children into the Meeting for Worship for the last 10 minutes of the Meeting where they rejoin their parents/carers.

6.To prepare the rooms for Children’s Meeting as required and tidy after use

  1. To help supervise children of all ages during and after Meeting for Worship
  1. To keep stock of resources to be used during activities at Children’s Meeting and re-stock as necessary in discussion with the named Supervisor from the Children and Young People’s Work Committee
  1. To help supervise children of all ages during occasional special events at Sheffield Quaker Meeting House (by agreement)
  1. To attend occasional meetings of the Children and Young People’s Work Committee (by agreement and paid)
  1. To provide a brief annual report on activities for the Convenor of the Children and Young People’s Work Committee
  1. Work with Children and Young People’s Work Committee to meet all legal requirements in providing Children’s Meeting
  1. To undertake any other tasks commensurate with the post as requested by the named Supervisor from Children & Young People’s Work Committee

 

 

 

Person Specification

 

    Essential (E) or Desirable (D) Tested by Application (A), Interview (I)
Skills and Abilities Able to build rapport easily, particularly with children aged 0-3

 

E A/I
Able to generate and lead creative activities for children aged 0-3 E A/I
Able to communicate well with people of all ages (including being able to build positive relationships with parents/carers) E A/I
Able to keep and maintain written records as requested E A
Able to take direction from other members of a team E A/I
Able to undertake light physical tasks (e.g. moving chairs and equipment to prepare a room) E A
Able to manage and organise resources E A
Able to support a calm yet stimulating environment E I
Qualifications and Experience A working knowledge of relevant legal requirements for providing childcare in a relevant setting E A/I
Experience of supervising children aged 0-3 years E A/I
Knowledge of and sympathy with Quaker faith and practice E I
Relevant qualification D A
Experience of working with children up to the age of 12 D A/I