Location of post: Port Talbot Civic Centre, SA13 1PJ
We are looking for a Family Play Worker to work as part of an exciting project advising and supporting families through play, in Neath Port Talbot. Working hours will have to be flexible to meet the needs of the families and will include regular working until 5.30pm.
The project aims to improve family play opportunities, encouraging families to spend time together and strengthen their relationships.
In the main families are referred to the project from other agencies, including Team Around the Family and Children’s Social Services, although families are able to apply directly themselves. Many families working with the team are vulnerable or have complex needs and, as such, it is essential that you are able to approach the work in an open and non-judgemental way, providing support to families at their home.
You will be enthusiastic about children’s play and have experience of providing varied and quality play opportunities for children and young people. You will also have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with adults and children alike.
You should have good IT skills and be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office in order to update and maintain electronic systems and prepare information for families. You will also be well organised, able to manage your time effectively and work efficiently with minimum supervision. Maintaining accurate family records is key and as such excellent written skills are required. Undertaking a level 3 qualification in Playwork is essential, unless already in place.
If you intend on applying for this position via a secondment opportunity, you must seek approval from your current manager before submitting an application form.
For an informal discussion, please contact Sophie Ratcliffe on
Phone: 01639 873003 or
This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure (Child).
Neath Port Talbot Council is totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our employees are equally committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and young people and will take action to safeguard their wellbeing.
The recruitment process for this post will be underpinned by rigorous safer recruitment assessment to ensure that children and young people are protected.
Welsh language skills are desirable. Applications may be submitted in Welsh, applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.
We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates who have a disability and armed forces veterans.
At Team NPT, we all work together to serve the people, communities and businesses of Neath Port Talbot.
We are committed to providing training opportunities and the professional development of all our employees.
We look forward to welcoming you to Team NPT.