About the role

Play Assistants required for a specialist holiday playscheme for children 5-16yrs with learning disabilities, held during the Easter and Summer holidays. We are a charity - part of Hertsmere Mencap - and provide daytime respite to families during the school holidays. The playscheme is held in a school in Borehamwood.  We organise many activities and also go out on trips.

The Easter scheme runs from  6th - 15th April (excluding weekends/bank holidays).  Hours are 9.30am - 3.45pm Monday to Friday and are worked by arrangement; staff are not required to work the whole scheme but this is preferable at Easter and we require at least 1-2 weeks (or an equivalent number of days)  during the summer scheme. All working days are arranged well in advance.

Staff are required to care for children on a 1:1 basis, including supporting their needs, personal care where necessary, and helping children to have a fun time within a caring and safe environment and within a great team of carers.

Training is provided on 6th April (compulsory).

A DBS check will be carried out for successful applicants.

Essential requirements: some experience of working with children, preferably children with special needs. Safeguarding training (will be offered if necessary). The ability to be part of a team, to 'muck in' and to take instructions where appropriate. 

Desirable: have or be working towards a qualification in childcare; NVQ1 or equivalent. Or have some experience of working with children/special needs.

Salary = £8.21-£8.72/hr, with the possibility of promotion to Senior Play Assistant.

Please apply online only to noahs-ark@live.co.uk.  Please do not contact the school directly since our staff are only there during the school holidays.




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Contact details

Rochelle Gould , Playscheme Co-ordinator
St Teresa's School Brook Road Borehamwood
Hertfordshire WD6 5HL

Telephone: 02089062783
Email: noahs-ark@live.co.uk
Website: www.noahsarkplayscheme.co.uk