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Star Breaks Play Session Organiser at Barnardos

Star Breaks Play Session Organiser

Barnardos Oxford, Oxfordshire Full Time

Can you help Barnardo's run safe and fun play activities with children and young people?

Star Breaks  offers after school and holiday activities to children with disabilities in Abingdon and Witney in Oxfordshire.

Short break care gives children and young people an opportunity to have fun, share experiences and socialize outside their home life and offers parents, carers, and other members of the family time off. Our aim is to provide a safe and fun environment to support each child to build their confidence, skills, and independence through inclusive play, activities, and holiday schemes.

Barnardo's is looking for enthusiastic and fun Play Organisers for both sites. Ideally you will have experience of working or volunteering with children and young people, particularly children with disabilities.

You will:

  • Have the passion to provide children and young people with a safe and fun place to be.
  • Be able to communicate with children and young people who may have different abilities and needs.
  • Be comfortable helping children and young people with their toileting and personal care.
  • Be creative and enjoy planning and running play, arts and crafts and other activities for children.
  • Have patience and empathy and enjoy being part of a team.
  • You will be comfortable with keeping records and using a computer.
  • Take instruction from the session leaders.
  • We are looking for a number of play organisers and have opportunities at both sites. After school sessions usually run from 3pm to 6pm, and you will be expected to help to set up and close down at the beginning and end of sessions. Holiday club sessions run 6 hours a day during school holidays. if you would like to know more about the working hours or the play organiser role, please get in touch with Holly or Helen.

    When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document (if applicable). This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described

    About Barnardo's

    At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

    Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.


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