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Assistant Residential Worker Casual (3583)

Assistant Residential Worker, Casual

Salary: £9.64 per hour

Location: Hamilton, Lanarkshire, ML3 7NF

Hours: Flexible working, mainly evenings and weekends

How does Action for Children work?

Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children across the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of 301,000 children, young people and their families – but for every child who needs help to get help, there's plenty more to do. That's where you come in.

If so, we have an exciting and dynamic opportunity just for you!

Introducing Silverton Shortbreaks:                      

Our Silverton Short Breaks Service is an important part of our work. Our service offers support to children and young people from the ages 5 through to 18 who have from disabilities. The service wishes to reduce the impact of the disability on the child's day to day life, by providing support for them & their families based on a range of services. Your role will mainly be within our residential however you will also be asked to support with our outreach work, after school sessions, weekend clubs, 1 to 1 community support & SDS bespoke packages.

You will be working across all 3 elements of our service, all based in the Lanarkshire area.

How will you make a difference?

You'll significantly improve young people's lives:

  • By helping young people with a learning disability have a presence in the community.
  • Helping to assist in the SDS (self-directed support) that the service offers.
  • By helping our youngsters learn and have fun in safe settings.
  • By supporting parents to cope, be resilient and develop their own skills.
  • By providing a safe environment where they can enjoy time with their friends
  • By working towards giving them a positive future.
  • By helping them in all aspects of their daily lives and supporting their health and happiness.

 What will you need?

  • Experience working within a care environment preferably working with children and young people with learning disabilities, their families and carers.
  • A HNC Social Care qualification or equivalent would be desirable but not essential. If you do not have any qualifications, you must be willing to commit to study towards them (endorsed by AFC).
  • To register with the SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council) within 6 months of starting post.

Do you want more? Yes! Action for Children has an excellent training programme, career progression alongside many other generous benefits. We even help support and pay for you to gain an SVQ level 3 qualification in social care. 

What are the rewards?

  • Minimum 29 days' holiday (pro rata)
  • Flexible working, including maternity, paternity and adoption packages
  • Season ticket travel loans
  • Company pension scheme
  • Discounts at major high street retailers.

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to vulnerable children's lives and to build a fulfilling and meaningful career with a leading UK children's charity.

Click the Apply button below or call Dione on 07384836122 or email dione.riach@actionforchildren.org.uk 

Apply Now!                     


 
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Location
Silverton Short Breaks
Larch Grove, Silvertonhill, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, ML3 7NF
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  • Circa:
    £18,600
  • Department/Division:
    Scotland
  • Contract Type:
    Casual
  • Closing Date:
    6 April 2020
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