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Playscheme Play Worker

Work Involved

  • Work directly with children at Playscheme, delivering activities and opportunities to develop personal, social and educational skills. This may involve decision making, discussions, the arts, IT/computer projects, community projects, environmental projects, outdoor activities and/or sports & games.
  •  Use interpersonal skills to develop relationships and provide support as required to individual young people within a group setting.
  •  Encourage increasing levels of participation of young people at Playscheme.
  • Support and encourage volunteers and other Playscheme staff.
  •  Liaise with other agencies who work with young people, as and when required.
  • Assist in ensuring that all sessions at Playscheme are carried out in a safe, non-threatening and inclusive environment in accordance with the Youth Commission's Health and Safety policies and Child Protection policy.
  •  Participate in daily staff meetings and individual supervision meetings over the Playscheme period.
  •  Undertake other general duties as and when required to ensure the smooth running of Playscheme.

Skills Required


  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven organisational skills.
  • Administrative ability (planning and evaluating work).
  • Proven ability to contribute to work as part of a team as well as the ability to use own initiative and work independently.
  • Experience of working with children in an informal setting.


  • A basic understanding of youth work principles.
  • A full Guernsey/ UK Driving Licence.
  • First Aid qualification.

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How to Apply

Please fill out and return the application form
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Youth Commission for Guernsey & Alderney
Les Ozouets Campus
Les Ozouets
St Peter Port

01481 756099 or