Pact is a national charity that supports those affected by imprisonment and their children and families.
Position: Play Worker
Location: HMP Send, Woking, Surrey (Commutable from Guildford, Epsom, Farnborough, Bracknell, Slough and surrounding areas)
Job type: Part time, Permanent
Hours: 3 per week (weekend work). This role will typically work every second weekend (3 hr shifts on both Saturday & Sunday).
Salary: £8.75 per hour
Benefits: Generous holiday entitlement, cycle to work scheme, eye care vouchers, free confidential advice and counselling service.
Closing Date: 28 October 2018
Interview Date: Week commencing the 05 November 2018.
About the Role:
As a Play Worker at HMP Send you will work alongside Her Majesty’s Prison Staff to deliver age appropriate and culturally sensitive play activities including outside activities to ensure that children feel comfortable, safe and secure while visiting their parent in prison.
To be successful in this role you will have demonstrable experience of working with children of varying ages providing play activities. Providing a warm welcoming environment to ensure that children, families and prisoners are treated with respect, dignity and courtesy. You will also have a knowledge of safeguarding/child protection practice alongside a knowledge of data protection
This post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, verification of identity and proven right to work in the UK, satisfactory references from previous employers covering a 3 year period, declaration of any unspent criminal convictions (and where appropriate a satisfactory risk assessment), Prison Vetting and a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check. Please note that being bankrupt or having County Court Judgements may affect your ability to be successfully vetted to work in a prison.
What Pact offer:
Pact offers a wide range of employee benefits such as free confidential advice and counselling service, generous holiday entitlement, eye care vouchers plus more. You will have the opportunity to attend training events to further develop yourself as an effective front line services worker. You will undergo a thorough induction process and be supported by a friendly and enthusiastic team.
You may have experience of the following: Play Worker, Teacher, Coach, Play Scheme Assistant, Nursery Worker, Activities Coordinator, Teaching, Coaching, Childcare, Nursery Assistant, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit etc.