Childrens Services Worker (3391)

Childrens Services Worker

Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire (travel across the county required)

Salary: £18,100 per annum

Hours: Permanent Full-Time, 37 hours a week

Structure: 5 day pattern of Tuesday to Saturday or Sunday to Thursday


What do we do here at Action for Children?

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 300,000 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.


What about the service?

Action for Children run the local service Bucks Activity Project, which was set up to provide county-wide play and leisure opportunities for children and young people with disabilities. We build positive relationships with families and work with professional colleagues to ensure we are able to support each child to achieve the best outcomes.

We do everything we can to support disabled and challenged children and young people, to provide safe, healthy environments and bright futures.


And the role?

As a Children's Services Worker, you will work with children and young people aged 0-19 with additional needs, promoting their independence and wellbeing as they participate in play and leisure activities. You will do this by:

  • Helping to run Clubs which will involve engaging the children to participate in arts and crafts, cooking, physical and imaginative play, construction toys, outdoor games and reading books
  • Facilitating Holiday Clubs which can involve swimming, bowling, visit to the cinema, horse riding, Go-ape, boating activities and visits to museums and wildlife centres
  • Supporting in developing and maintaining your professional skills and standards through participation in mandatory training events & regular supervision
  • Complying with policies and procedures and Buckinghamshire Safeguarding procedures, to ensure safe practice
  • Report writing, attending meetings and supporting the team leader for your activity on the given day


What will you need?

  • NVQ level 2 or a willingness to work towards completing
  • Working flexibility (essential)
  • Experience working with children and/or young people (desirable), or the desire and passion for working with children
  • Knowledge of safeguarding (desirable)
  • Willingness to travel to local services and group activities on an occasional basis
  • Access to own transport would be an advantage but we may support you with the travel arrangements
  • Ability to attend occasional training which might take place outside of regular working hours


How will we reward you?

  • Paid holiday allowance, 29 days (pro-rata) plus public/bank holidays
  • Flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages
  • We have a generous matched pension contribution rate
  • Ability to buy and sell annual leave days
  • Discounts with major high street retailers and more!


If you are interested in this post, why not apply now?

Contact neil.birkett@actionforchildren.org.uk  for help with your application, or 07741 660 390 for a quick chat.

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Bucks Activity Project
201 Buckingham Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP19 9QF
  • Circa:
  • Department/Division:
    England South
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Full Time
  • Closing Date:
    9 April 2020
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