We are currently pausing our paid recruitment opportunities. Please check again in 2024!
The best way to begin! Start volunteering with BDCPS – we promise not only will you be giving something back, but you will be getting so much out of it too. From making friends, to learning new skills, this will help you stand out from the crowd when you apply for future university courses or other jobs. We have had many volunteers over the years, who have gone on to become teachers, doctors, physiotherapists, nurses and so on! We take volunteers from the age of 13 and there is no upper age limit. Our oldest volunteer is over 70!
Once you have volunteered with us, there may be opportunities for paid roles once you have some experience. You can volunteer either with families or at playschemes or clubs; this then opens up career progression from play workers all the way to group leaders and family support assistants! There is so much scope for personal and professional development working with BDCPS, so do not hesitate – APPLY HERE TODAY!
PLAYWORKER ASSISTANT* & PLAYWORKERS:
The Playworker Assistant* role is an excellent opportunity for paid work from 16+ years, and the Playworker role is from 18 years +. The playworker assistant and playworker have similar roles, and will take responsibility for a young person allocated into your care on the scheme and facilitate their maximum participation in the activities provided. We want engaging, enthusiastic, calm people, willing to train and develop their skills. You will work with volunteers, and support and guide them as well as assist in the day-to-day running of the scheme adhering to policies in all work practice.
An excellent opportunity for those with some experience, ready to take their next step and develop their skills further. The role will be as above, but with additional responsibilities. You will actively assist in the: leading of an allotted team, planning, organising and facilitation of appropriate activities in collaboration with and deputising where appropriate for the group leader.
You must work well within the team, specifically with the group leader, to fully brief and support the team to carry out the daily activities and schedule. You will operate within the budget allocated for the group and keep accurate records of expenditure, and contribute to the day to day running of the scheme, adhering to and ensuring adherence to policies in all work practice. We are looking for people with effective communication skills, to speak with and interact with with service users and their families.
The Group Leader will be a motivated individual with desire to expand their current skills and demonstrate a willingness to take a leadership role. You will be responsible for the young people allocated into your care on the scheme and facilitate their maximum participation in the activities provided. You will be proactive and approachable, leading your allotted team, planning, organising and facilitating appropriate activities in collaboration with them. You will fully brief and support your team to carry out the daily activities and schedule and operate within the budget allocated for their group and keep accurate records of expenditure. We are looking for people keen to enhance their skills and career opportunities. You will assist in the day to day running of the scheme, adhering to policies in all work practice, whilst being a support and guide for all the team. As the Group Leader, it is important to ensure effective communication with young people and their families and work closely with the senior management team, raising any risks/issues you identify with them.