We currently have the following vacancies for new staff to join existing teams. We offer a great experience, making a real difference to children and families across the Bath area. Experience is more important than qualifications however we do wish to recruit staff with appropriate training. All positions require an enhanced DBS check and 2 references.
Where you are looking to gain experience please consider doing some voluntary work with us:
Family Play Support Worker 34 hrs/wk over 5 days £20,138-£22,658 pro-rata
BAPP are looking for an experienced practitioner with a passion for making a difference and who understand the power of play for positive change for children and families.
You will have at least 2 years’ experience of working with children and families, be a confident communicator who is sensitive but can challenge appropriately when needed. You should be aware of the family partnership method using a strengths based perspective and understand the importance of play for children's development. You will be able to work flexibly over 5 days/wk year round, have a sense of humour and a playful and creative approach to work.
The Family Play Support Worker works as part of a small team at Bath Area Play Project to support whole families with school age children (5 – 19 years) who are referred to the Family Support & Play Service visiting them at least weekly to offer practical and emotional support. The aim as a preventative service and part of the B&NES Early Help offer is support for whole families.
As a Family Play Support Worker your role would vary depending on the particular needs of the family you are working with. You will be working with the whole family which can include sessions with both parents and child/ren, with children away from parents and with parents when child not present depending on what is needed. The support can take place in the family home, in the child's school or in a community setting.You will get regular supervision, 25 days plus Bank Holidays pro-rata, flexible working and an office base with no parking costs.
If you’d like more information, please contact the director, Caroline, by email or telephone the office. Where interested, please complete the Application Form using the Person Specification of the job description to complete the supporting information section and return by the closing date of the 6th December 2018. Interviews will be held in the week beginning the 13th December and the job will start on the 3rd January 2019.
BAPP believes its employees and volunteers are its greatest asset.
Our aim is to support and develop employees in their role so that they feel confident to undertake the responsibilities placed upon them and ultimately are able to contribute to the success of the organisation.
Are you looking to gain some experience of working with children? We support volunteers to work alongside staff teams to support children's play throughout the year. See our Volunteers page for further details.