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Relief Play Worker - Children and Young People

About the role

Do you have a passion for supporting disabled children and young people? Are you a FUN, creative and motivated person? Then we hope you will apply to join our team of Relief Play Workers.

About CamPlay…

CamPlay is part of the Community Support Service, running clubs for Children and Young People aged 6-19 years across the county of Cambridgeshire.

We have Saturday clubs and youth clubs running at weekends and holiday clubs running during the summer, Easter and Christmas school holidays, supporting a wide range of children and young people with a learning and or physical disability. We provide a safe, fun and engaging place where children and young people can play, make friends, get out into their local community and develop lifelong skills in preparation for adulthood.

CamPlay clubs run in Chatteris, Ely, March, Whittlesey, Wisbech, Huntingdon, St Neots, Cambridge and Grafham Water. You can choose which locations to work in.

“I enjoy going to CamPlay in the Holidays. I enjoy the activities and the trip's and I like to see the staff as they are all really friendly" – young person aged 11.

About you…

  • Ideally, you’ll have experience of supporting children, young people or adults with a disability however we offer a full induction and training program
  • Reliable, motivated and able to work with a child and young person centered approach
  • Able to encourage and promote independence, choice and communication
  • Understanding of the significance of safeguarding and procedures

What we can offer you..

  • Flexible working around your schedule during weekends and school holidays
  • Bespoke induction and mentoring program
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Regular supervision, support and monthly team meetings 
  • A friendly, dynamic and supportive team to work within
  • Weekend enhancements. Saturday £18.27 per hour and Sundays £21.68 per hour. 

"I cannot praise CamPlay highly enough, since my son has attended holiday club, he has become ‘Mr Sociable’ a complete transformation from where he was pre-summer. He had the most enjoyable time." - Parent

We invite applicants aged 17 and over to apply. If you are aged 16 we welcome you to apply for a volunteer position.

We’d love you to give us a call and have a chat about the Play Worker role and our service. We can tell you much more about how wonderful it is to work at CamPlay.

You can call us on 01480 379800 or if you prefer, email us at cam.play@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

This is an ongoing recruitment campaign, we hold face to face interviews monthly, at one of our Huntingdon office bases.

Shortlist Date    Interview Date

08/05/2024        22/05/2024

05/06/2024        19/06/2024

26/06/2024        10/07/2024

04/09/2024        18/09/2024

02/10/2024        16/10/2024

30/10/2024        14/11/2024

27/11/2024        11/12/2024

08/01/2025        22/01/2025

05/02/2025        19/02/2025

05/03/2025        19/03/2025

Business insurance is required on all personal vehicles used to travel from home to work, for relief workers.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits in addition to the basics like annual leave, sick pay, pension and mileage…

  • A comprehensive wellbeing package to cover all aspects of wellbeing, both in and out of work, which can also be accessed by your family
  • Buy up to 4 weeks additional annual leave (pro-rata) through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Take your bank holidays flexibly to better suit your personal circumstances
  • Make Additional Voluntary Contributions (Shared AVCs) to your pension with tax and National Insurance savings
  • Access to development opportunities, apprenticeships and qualified coaches to support your personal and professional growth
  • Paid volunteering hours each year so you can make a positive impact on our community during your normal working day
  • Access to Peer Support Groups through our IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network
  • Opportunities to nominate and receive Employee Recognition Awards
  • An Our Cambs Rewards account, giving you access to in-store and online discounts as well as our Car Lease and Cycle to Work schemes

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities. 

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion. 

https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/council/jobs-and-careers

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