Family Support - Session Support Worker

Support worker and Woman with Child

Coin Street have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced, energetic, and enthusiastic Family Support session support worker to join our friendly and committed team. This role will provide support in the delivery of high quality play and learning experiences as part of our programme of Stay and Play sessions.

Based in the Coin Street neighbourhood centre, minutes from Waterloo and Blackfriars stations and on the doorstep of the bustling South Bank, our family and children’s centre puts the child at the centre of their unique learning journey and uses our surroundings as a place for real life learning. 

This provision encompasses a 59-place nursery, holiday play schemes, activity camps, creche facility to support parents to engage in training and support, and our work with external partners as part of our Family and Children’s Centre provision working with families across Waterloo and North Southwark. 

You will be supporting the Early Years (EYE) team of two members to deliver stimulating and engaging play sessions, building and nurturing relationships with parents/carers from our community and monitoring the progress of children. The EYE team is part of Family Support within our Community Directive. 

We are looking for applicants who can demonstrate the following:

  • an Early Years education qualification, equivalent to NVQ Level 2 or above.
  • experience of working within a childcare or early years educational setting.
  • experience of delivering play activities, family learning sessions or similar within childcare or early educational settings.
  • appropriate knowledge and qualifications in Safeguarding, Diversity and Health and Safety training.
  • ideally trained or experienced in working with specialists like Speech and Language therapists, Dietitians, etc.
  • knowledge and experience of wider family support work supporting parents/carers and families with complex needs would be desirable.
  • a personal commitment to and enthusiasm for Coin Street’s ethos and mission

Part time, 16 hours per week (including occasion Saturday session) 1 Year FTC.

£10,034 per annum or £12.06 per hour. 

In return we can offer you:

  • 27 days’ annual leave (excluding bank holidays), pro rata
  • 8% contributory pension scheme (5% employer contribution, 3% employee contribution)
  • Season ticket loan on completion of probation
  • Health and wellbeing package including a confidential employee assistance programme and online therapy sessions
  • Commitment to training and development

To Apply
To apply please submit an up to date CV and the supporting questions form. We are unable to consider CVs if they are not accompanied by the supporting questions form. The equal opportunities form is optional.

Please send your complete application to

Closing Date
Closing date for applications is Friday 20 May 2022. 

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