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Current Vacancies

ROLE: SEND Sessional Playworker (Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)

COMPANY: The Fair Play School (Community Interest Company)





Are you passionate about play and inclusion for SEND children in education and looking to make a difference? We are currently seeking dedicated Sessional Playworkers to join our team on a zero-hour contract. This role offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment, supporting a range of children and their families across various activities and initiatives in the Wandsworth area.

The Fair Play School C.I.C. is a not-for-profit organisation which offers learning and play opportunities for primary-aged children with special educational needs and disabilities. We are a new company founded by experienced, qualified professionals who are seeking like-minded educators. If you are energetic, enthusiastic and want to make a real difference enriching the lives of children with SEND and their families, we want to hear from you!

Day-to-day of the role:

• Leading activities for children with SEND in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum.

• Supporting children with SEND to explore, engage and participate in a range of ability-appropriate activities.

• Embedding The Fair Play School’s values and ethos of inclusivity and diversity throughout all teaching and learning.

• Participating in stay and play sessions and family workshops.

• Supporting children with personal care when required (training will be provided).

• Creating a child-friendly environment that considers all Health and Safety requirements.

• Making the best use of the environment and equipment available.

• Keeping the play equipment and toys clean, well-maintained, and sterilised where applicable.

• Safeguarding children in line with The Fair Play School’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.

Person specification:

• Excellent communication skills.

• Passionate about supporting children with SEND to achieve their full potential.

• A team player, willing to get stuck in with all tasks.

• Proactive, using own initiative.

• Creative and full of ideas.

• Enthusiastic, fun and energetic with an upbeat, positive attitude.

• Innovative and resourceful teaching methods.

• A brilliant sense of humour!

Skills, experience and qualifications:

• At least 1 years’ experience working with children aged 5 – 11 years in a school, play setting or other relevant environment, preferably in a SEND role.

• A keen interest and evidence of knowledge, training, CPD and/or qualification in SEND.

• Knowledge of safeguarding children.

• Ability to communicate on all levels, particularly with children.

• Some knowledge and understanding of Ofsted standards and the Early Years Foundation Stage framework.

• Ideally have an appropriate qualification in Playwork/Childcare at Level 3 or the equivalent.

• Co-operative and flexible, with the ability to lead, inspire and engage children to love learning, take risks and explore in a new environment.

• Ability to be proactive and work on own initiative.

• Confidence to take responsibility for setting up and running a successful activity.

• Willingness to undertake further relevant training as necessary.

• All staff will need to pass strict onboarding and safeguarding checks, including excellent references and an enhanced DBS check.

To apply for the SEND Sessional Playworker role, please send an up-to-date C.V and covering letter to: [email protected]

If you would be interested in volunteering at The Fair Play School, please submit an expression of interest to [email protected].