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Play and Leisure Assistant & Home and Community Support Worker
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Play & Leisure Assistants (Sessional)

Salary - £11.01 - £11.20 | Based in Richmond | Casual | 0 - Zero Hours


Home and Community Support workers (Sessional)

Salary - £11.40 - £12.03 | Richmond | Casual | 0 - Zero Hours


Achieving for Children recognise these are unprecedented times, but we continue to build capacity to support our most vulnerable groups.  To do this we are continuing to attract talented professionals to join us as we continue to provide OUTSTANDING (Kingston ILACS Ofsted 2019) services.


If you have the skills that will enable us to continue to enhance our practice and improve outcomes for children further,  we want to hear from you.  We are looking for bright, enthusiastic people who have the passion and the drive to make a positive difference to children’s lives. By recognising and championing strengths we know we can make a real difference. It’s a genuine team effort in AfC. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help create a brighter future for children and families.


Would you like to make a BIG difference to a child with a disability and their family?


Are you looking for regular work weekends, school holidays, after-school or in the evenings.


As a Play and Leisure Assistant for Achieving for Children, you will assist the group leader in providing a safe, stimulating and enjoyable play or leisure environment for children and young people with a disability. You will encourage children to participate in group activities to develop intellectual and social skills and also encourage them to use various resources and experience a range of activities


As a Home and Community Worker for Achieving for Children, you will help children with disabilities engage in play, develop independence skills and support them to make and maintain friendships. Activities might include bowling, swimming, art, theatre, cultural trips and themed day


As well as work with other staff supporting children in groups, sessional staff will support individual children in the community, or in their homes for regular 1:1 sessions.


About us

We are a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. 


About you

To be a Play & Leisure Assistant or a Home and Community Support Worker for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:

  • Have experience working with children with disabilities although this is not essential.
  • Have a range of skills to offer and who are adaptable and patient and have the desire and motivation to help children with disabilities achieve their potential.
  • Able to support children with their needs, such as personal care, mobility, and independence.
  • Able to work independently and use their own initiative.


About our benefits

When you join AfC you will have access to:

  • Positive and supportive working environments - We have a highly supportive working environment in which managers are challenging and supporting in equal measures.
  •  Positive work-life balance - Access to employee benefits and support forms part of our health and wellbeing offer.
  • A competitive salary and access to LA pension scheme - Our salaries are benchmarked against other local authorities.
  • A range of staff benefits and discounts managed via your own app - Staff can enjoy a wide range of discounts on sports and leisure activities and everyday shopping through AfC My Place.
  • Professional reflective supervision - Regular, high-quality reflective supervision which helps to build confidence is available to all.
  • Strong Management - A strong performance management culture, with an equally strong focus on practice learning is embedded across the organisation.
  • A fantastic learning and development offer - A clearly set out and accessible learning and development pathway, offering an extensive range of training and learning opportunities is accessible for all. This includes  funding for post qualifying courses.

To apply

If you would like more information about the role of play and leisure assistant, please view this role profile.


If you would like more information about the role of Home and Community Support Worker, please view this role profile. 


Please apply online including a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria for this post detailing what skills, knowledge, experience and abilities you can bring to the role, as outlined in the Role Profile. When making your application, please specify the position you are applying for in your  supporting statement.


If you have any questions about the position please email the team at


Closing date: ongoing

Interviews will be arranged monthly


Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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