Location: The Children's Trust School
Contract Type: Permanent
Specific Hours: 30 hours per week
Salary: £22,549 - £24,882 pro rata per annum (dependent upon experience)
Closing Date: 03 July 2022
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a play and leisure worker to join our School therapy Team. This role will require the successful candidate to provide high quality leisure and activity opportunities which promote participation, quality of life and functional activity of children and young people.
The post holder will work across education, therapy and care teams providing services to children, young people and families accessing the Children’s Trust School and residential services. The post holder will support the delivery of child and family focused, goal led interventions with a focus on play, leisure, and engagement. The post holder will offer input across our 24 hour curriculum and during enrichment weeks.
Knowing what it takes to deliver participation focussed leisure opportunities, you will possess a sound knowledge of neuro disability, and an excellent understanding of working with children and young people with complex needs. You will be exceptionally organised with a high-level of attention to detail. You will naturally possess excellent inter-personal skills, and an ability to consult and positively engage with children and families.
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If you would like to discuss the role please contact the Recruitment & Compliance Team, email: email@example.com
Interview Date: To be confirmed.
Strictly no agencies please.
The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with acquired brain injury, providing expert rehabilitation, education, therapy, and care at our national specialist centre in Tadworth, and to children and their families across the UK, via our Brain Injury Community Service.
Boasting a beautiful 24-acre site in Surrey, we are located just outside of London, close to the M25 (accessible via Junction 8, A217 to Tadworth) and easily accessible via National Rail, by way of: Clapham Junction, Sutton, and Epsom.
The work we do is highly rewarding, and in addition to an attractive salary, we offer a valuable range of benefits, including, adoption pay, time off for fertility treatment, enhanced paternity leave, paid carers leave, time out days for those experiencing menopause symptoms, time off for gender reassignment, and much more. We also offer additional annual leave days for those with long service, with entitlements ranging from 35 to 41 days (including bank holidays) depending on your length of service. Other benefits include free on-site parking; a staff shuttle service from Coulsdon South train station to Tadworth Court; subsidised cafeteria; on-site staff accommodation (subject to availability); the ability to retain your NHS pension (where applicable) or the opportunity to join an alternative scheme; and the opportunity to develop and implement your expertise in an environment that is as unusual in its beautiful historic nature, as it is unique in its state-of-the-art facilities.
The Children’s Trust is fully committed to protecting children and young people. All posts at The Children's Trust are subject to an enhanced DBS check. If you are applying to The Children's Trust, and are already registered with the DBS update service, this will speed up the recruitment process significantly.
The Children’s Trust has a duty of care to minimise the risk of all infectious diseases to the vulnerable and extremely vulnerable children and young people in our care, as well as our employees and volunteers. As a result, we require staff to provide a valid NHS Covid Pass (or proof of Covid vaccinations or medical exemption) for all roles at Tadworth Court and in the Brain Injury Community Service. We also expect staff to have taken or be willing to take relevant immunisations required by the role to protect them against infectious diseases, (unless you are medically exempt).
At The Children’s Trust we recognise how important it is to have leadership that reflects the children, young people, and families that we support. We also recognise that staff, comprised of a range of skills, backgrounds and experiences will help us to better understand the needs of those we support, and how we can best represent their interests. We, therefore, particularly welcome applications from disabled people, individuals from diverse ethnic backgrounds and those from other under-represented groups. The Children’s Trust is committed to achieving equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) across all levels of the organisation. For further information, see: https://www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/about/statement-equity-diversity-Inclusion
PLEASE NOTE: The Children's Trust Application Form must be completed and submitted, in order for your application to be considered. As part of the shortlisting process, gaps in employment will be examined and will be further explored during the interview process.