Play/Session Worker

  • VO68501


Description

Play Alloa is the leading provider of play and social opportunities for children and adults with disabilities and additional support needs from Clackmannanshire, providing a range of group based activity sessions. They also provide a range of Parent/Carer activities including: regular information sessions; drop-in facilities, a support group, an information base, regular support and information through social media and newsletter. Play Alloa also work with families to draw up individual support packages.

Website – www.playalloa.co.uk

Play Alloa are looking for volunteers to assist them with a variety of sessions/groups they have running. You will work closely with the core office staff and sessional staff to support the children and adults involved. Please find below information on each of the sessions/groups that you could get involved in and which day and time they are on. If you are interested in getting involved in more than one group there is the scope for you to do that.

Mondays:

Adult Social Group
7pm – 9pm (6:30pm - 9:30pm for volunteers)
This group is for those aged 16+ and as a volunteer with this group you will be able to facilitate and get involved with a variety of different activities, whilst supporting the members.

Tuesdays:

Youth Club – Tillicoultry
6:30pm – 8:30pm (6pm to 9pm for volunteers)
This group tends to be attended by young people high school age. Youth Clubs on the whole are becoming a rarity, and one that can support a young person with additional support requirements is almost un-heard of. Play Alloa are looking for volunteers that want to roll up their sleeves and getting involved with everything from setting up, preparing snack, and getting involved in all the activities the young people want to take part in.

Wednesdays:

Active Lifeskills Group (mixed)
10am – 2pm (9:30am to 2:30pm for volunteers)
This group is made up of young men and women who are aged 14 to 20. The sessions are geared toward giving these young people life skills to bridge the gap between childhood and adulthood and as such schools have been getting involved in referring young people to the group. You will be able to facilitate and get involved in activities such as cooking, dusting, making beds, and using appliances whilst supporting the members.

Thursdays:

Youth Club – Alloa
6:30pm – 8:30pm
This group tends to be attended by young people high school age. Youth Clubs on the whole are becoming a rarity, and one that can support a young person with additional support requirements is almost un-heard of. Play Alloa are looking for volunteers that want to roll up their sleeves and getting involved with everything from setting up, preparing snack, and getting involved in all the activities the young people want to take part in.

Fridays (last of each month):

Clacks Families
10am - 12pm (9:30am to 12:30pm for volunteers)
Play Alloa are looking for a volunteer to assist them with the crèche that runs for their parent peer support group on the last Friday of each month from 10am to 12pm. You will work closely with a member of staff to ensure the smooth running of the crèche. Tasks will involve:

  • Setting up the space for the crèche
  • Planning and getting involved in activities for the children attending the crèche
  • Preparing snack for the children and setting this out
  • Providing the children with any assistance they may need with an activity or their snack
  • Tidying away after snack and after the session is over

Saturdays:

Play Session – Tillicoultry
10am – 12pm (9:30am to 12:30pm for volunteers)
This session is aimed at providing a fun environment for 5-12 year olds to have free play. Whether a young person wants to play with lego for two hours, or paint and draw and run around – that’s what they will do. They decide what they would like to do, and your role as a volunteer is to keep up with them! You can get involved with the activities and ensure all the children are safe and happy. You will also be involved in setting out the toys and activities available to the young people, and preparing/tidying away after snack.

Play Session – Alloa
10:30am – 1:30pm (10am to 2pm for volunteers)
As with the session in Tillicoultry, this session is aimed at providing a fun environment for 5-12 year olds to have free play. Whether a young person wants to play with lego for two hours, or paint and draw and run around – that’s what they will do. They decide what they would like to do, and your role as a volunteer is to keep up with them! You can get involved with the activities and ensure all the children are safe and happy. You will also be involved in setting out the toys and activities available to the young people, and preparing/tidying away after snack.

All the above roles will require you become member of the PVG scheme and provide references.

Organisation aims and objectives

Play, social, oppertunities for children & adults with special and additional needs via groups and play sessions.

Availability

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Times dependent upon the sessions that are running.

Restrictions

Experience required: Experience working with children would be beneficial but not required.
Travel details: Expenses will be paid
Minimum age: 14

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Volunteers undergo an induction to familiarise them with all Play Alloa policies and procedures relevant to the role they fulfil. You will also receive on the job training and support throughout your placement. For this role, this includes: online sessions, child protection, food training and additional training that arises throughout the year, for example, Makaton.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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