BCAphoe Apprentice Playworker
Employer Description The Phoenix Centre is a youth and community centre run by the Prestwich Methodist Youth Association.
Salary Age 19+ £5.00 per hour, £137.50 per week. Age 17+ £3.30 per hour, £90.75 per week plus assistance with travel costs, bus pass provided.) Hours Of Work 27.5 hours per week
Position Type Apprenticeship Age Range 17+
Qualification Playwork Level 2 & Functional Skills (if required)

Vacancy Description

Do you enjoy working with children and want to progress with it further? An apprentice Playworker is required to earn and learn at The Phoenix Centre situated in St Mary’s Park in Prestwich. They provide a high standard of training and experience in a variety of settings i.e. Before and After-school club, Holiday Club & Youth Club.


Role and Responsibilities

You will be trained to a high standard in all duties involving keeping the children safe and enhancing their learning and play within the Before and After-school club and Youth Club.


  • Help children and young people to develop through play and youth work

  • Take part in play activities with the children and young people

  • Build positive relationships with children and young people

  • Promote positive behaviour and discourage unwanted actions

  • Maintain child safety

  • Take part in indoor/outdoor activities

  • Help to maintain a healthy balanced diet for the children and young people

  • To carry out cleaning duties as required

  • To liaise with parents and carers

  • To ensure all safeguarding procedures are followed

  • Undertake training as appropriate to meet any changes in standards or legal requirements


Qualifications and Education Requirements

Preferable that you have GCSE grades A-C in Maths and English (or equivalent) but not essential


Preferred Skills

  • Ability to empathise with children
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to work in a team
  • Imaginative & creative


Personal Qualities

You will be required to work shifts between 8.00am and 9.00pm so you must be flexible with your working hours.

You will also have to provide the employer with two references and pass a DBS check

Future Prospects

This vacancy is just for a contract to do your apprenticeship (approx. 12-18 months). There may be progression onto a Level 3 or a permanent contract, but at the moment the employer cannot guarantee progression

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