Play Worker

Easy Web Recruitment
£5,491 per annum
13 Sep 2017
22 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Play Worker

An exciting role working for a national charity.

Our client is a national charity which supports people affected by imprisonment. They provide practical and emotional support to prisoners' children and families, and to prisoners themselves.

Position: Play Worker
Location: HMYOI Werrington and HMP Drake Hall
Contract: Permanent, part-time
Hours 12.5 per week (7.5 hours Saturday at HMP Drake Hall and 5 hours Sunday at HMPYOI Werrington, The HMP Werrington role is 12 month initially with the possibility of extension)
Salary: £5,491.33 (pro rata) £16,474 (FTE)
Benefits: Generous holiday entitlement, child care vouchers, pension scheme and more.

About the role:

Working as a member of the Family Services team at HMP Drake Hall and Werrington, with a focus on delivering high quality engaging play activities for children visiting the prisons to see their loved one and to ensure our client provide a safe and welcoming environment, and support to friends and families visiting the prison.

To develop and maintain positive relationships between prisoners and their loved ones, with the aim of reducing the likelihood of prisoners reoffending through supporting and maintaining family contact. The service will provide support to ensure that children, families and prisoners are treated with respect and dignity.

The service will also help ensure families are able to gain greater access to support and early help within their local community and services and families work together to decrease the chance of intergenerational crime.

About You:

To be successful in this role you will initiate and offer a programme of age appropriate and culturally sensitive play activities (including arts and crafts, games and quiet activities and encourage imaginative play) within the prison visit hall to ensure that children feel comfortable, safe and secure while visiting their parent in prison.

In addition, you will promote opportunities for children to engage with their mother/father who is in prison in an appropriate way during a visit and family days. As well as promote a relaxed atmosphere in which children may feel confident and develop respect and consideration for each other.

You will work with the Family Engagement Manager and prison staff to regularly review all health and safety aspects of the play area and adhere to best practice in child protection and ensure the safeguarding policy.

Our client is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all backgrounds, including those with previous convictions (appointment to post is subject to a risk assessment).

This post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, verification of identity and proven right to work in the UK, satisfactory HMPPS/MoJ Security Vetting, and satisfactory employer references covering a minimum of 3 years and a satisfactory enhanced DBS. Please note that being bankrupt or having County Court Judgements may affect your ability to be successfully vetted to work in a prison.

This vacancy is being advertised by Easy Web Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by Easy Web Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, and we confirm that we will gladly accept applications from persons of any age for this role.