Play Scheme Sessional Worker

Sensory Soft Play is a Hastings based small charity helping families locally of children with SEN providing respite sessions. We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated practitioner for an immediate start. We are particularly interested in people wanting to grow with the Charity. We offer flexible working hours on a zero-hour basis. Pay is £13 per hour.

Key duties include:

  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of early learning and EYFS.
  • Plan play sessions and care taking account of the needs of all children.
  • Make accurate and productive use of assessments
  • Safeguard and promote the welfare of children and provide a safe learning environment.
  • Fulfil wider professional responsibilities.
  • Planning and implementing actvities for children.
  • Preparing, tidying and clearing away after every session.

The successful candidate ideally will hold a full and relevant Level 2 qualification (or working towards) in early years and childcare, and to be able to perform as an effective Key Person and team member.

We will support you with your continued professional development to ensure you are able to achieve your full potential.

We are committed to safeguarding children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS is required for this


  • Understanding and knowledge of meeting the complex needs of SEN.
  • Experience of working with SEN children/YP (high need)
  • Understanding the importance of confidentiality and professional boundaries
  • Understanding and commitment to EO and diversity in practice and ability to apply this to practice.
  • Understanding of child protection, safe guarding and health and safety processes.


  • Ability to plan and implement weekly activities with the children
  • Ability to work in partnership with the families and parent/carers


  • First aid trained
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to work on own initiative and part of a small team
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good team player

Personal qualities:

  • Able to communicate appropriately and effectively with service users and colleagues.
  • Creative and enthusiastic
  • Motivated and able to work under pressure

Job Types: Zero hours, Part-time


Flexible schedule

On-site parking


Day shift

Weekend availability

Reference ID: SEN Sessional Worker – Hastings

Email in the first instance

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