Forest school 1:1 Support Person to support a child with additional needs

The Hideaway Forest School
£11.50 an hour - Permanent, Part-time

Job details

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  • £11.50 an hour

Job type

  • Permanent
  • Part-time

Shift and schedule

  • Monday to Friday



Full job description

You’ll be supporting a child with additional needs to attend our after school, forest school club for children aged 4 – 11 years old. We are a fun and friendly club held in Horfield, North Bristol. You will be responsible for collecting the child from their class, supporting them to get dressed for going outdoors, and supporting them to get involved in nature based activities.

Key responsibilities:

- Set up and tidying

- Supporting a child with additional needs to be involved in the after school club

Responsible to: Forest school leader

Duties and Responsibilities:

You will work closely with the child to facilitate their personal development and ensure their safety

You will support them with their communication difficulties, building relationships with peers and emotional regulation.

You will support them to get involved with the activities that are on offer at the after school club

Person specification:

1. Experience and enthusiasm for working with children with additional needs

2. Love of the outdoors!
3. Up to date DBS and child protection training
4. Ability to motivate and engage children in practical play activities
5. Previous experience of risk assessing activities and / or environment

1. Knowledge of bush craft, flora and fauna & gardening

2. Level 2 or 3 Forest School or Play Work

3. Up to date Paediatric First Aid Certificate

4. A skill or passion for sports, music or arts

Hours per week: 6hrs ( 3 - 6pm, Tue and Weds)

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Pay: £11.50 per hour

Expected hours: 6 per week


  • Monday to Friday

School type:

  • Primary school


  • GCSE or equivalent (preferred)


  • Childcare: 1 year (preferred)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 26/02/2024
Reference ID: Forest school play worker
Expected start date: 06/03/2024