Coping with Chaos

Play Opportunities Crew Member – Coping with Chaos

JOB TITLE:  Crew Member (over 18)

RESPONSIBLE TO:  Play Opportunities Manager

REPORTS TO:  Play Opportunities Manager

HOURS: Zero hours

LOCATION: Poole / Bournemouth

OVERALL PURPOSE: To support more complex children and young people with additional emotional needs and disabilities and their siblings in their play at a variety of activities and venues.


  • Support more complex children and young people with additional emotional needs and disabilities to help fulfil their social needs through play / activities on a 1:1 basis
  • Play active role as part of staff team and act as a role model for younger staff
  • Report back to parents about the child/young person’s experience of the activity
  • Discuss and report and concerns about the children or young people with senior staff and act as a mentor for new recruits
  • Adhere to the highest standards of safeguarding procedure by reporting concerns to the senior staff and by being aware of the organisations policies and procedures and attending appropriate training courses
  • Maintain the CHAOS Families centre and other venues in a healthy safe, clean and tidy state by reporting any defects or damage in equipment to the senior staff
  • Replace games and toys after each activity, removing any broken items from general circulation
  • Implement and work to all policies and procedures, which are available to read at the CHAOS families centre office
  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings, training and development as identified to develop one’s own skills and abilities. Mandatory Training will include: Health & Safety, Safeguarding, Communication, Working in the Community, Disability & Diversity, Positive Response Training and Moving & Handling.

Qualifications – essential / desirable

  • Experience of disabilities – desirable
  • Experience of working with children and young people – desirable

Key competencies / values – essential / desirable

  • Interpersonal skills – essential
  • Team work – essential
  • Clear communication – essential
  • Understands, values and respects people – essential
  • Person centred approach – essential
  • Problem solving – essential
  • Self management – essential

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