Afterschool Playworker

Location: Merton, St John Fisher Primary School

Company: YMCA London South West

Hours: 16 hours per week, 39 weeks a year (term time), Monday to Thursday, 2.30pm to 6.30pm

Salary: £7.75 per hour – £8.25 per hour

Date Posted: 11/01/17 Closing Date: Midday on Thursday 2 February 2017

Job Description:

YMCA South West London are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated Playworker to be part of the Children and Family Work Department, which provides high quality childcare and play opportunities at St John Fisher Primary School. The Afterschool Club provides a place for children to come and play, explore, build on friendships and enjoy the outdoors.

It is essential to have some knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage; knowledge of child development and key stages; basic health and safety and the action that should be taken in respect of suspected abuse, experience of working with 4 to 11 year olds; experience of working in a team environment; be able to provide a safe, fun environment for children through a range of appropriate activities and play opportunities to meet the needs of diverse groups and to be able to communicate with parents or carers. It would be beneficial to hold a Level 2 Qualification in Playwork or Childcare and to have experience providing constructive and stimulating play for children. This role is subject to safeguarding checks including a DBS check in line with YMCALSW procedures.
YMCA London South West is a Christian organisation and as an employee, you will be required to respect its ethos and uphold its values.

For more information please visit the the website or email a copy of your CV to