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Childrens Services Worker (4988)

Northampton, Northants
Circa £17,600 per annum pro rata which equates to £9.12 per hour
Annualised Hours 

Working across services in Corby, Kettering and Northampton 

Expected working Patterns:

Term Time : Saturdays

School Holiday:  1 - 2 days per week depending on location working between 10am - 3pm

 

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

The role

Northants Short Breaks Service is a county-wide service providing short breaks to children and young people and their families, supporting a range of ages and needs.

We have an inclusive approach that takes into account age, disability, and wider needs. It fits with our ethos of believing in the importance of allowing children and young people to socialise and develop relationships with other children and young people, regardless of their age, need and ability.

We are currently looking for a number of Young Persons Workers to work across the county and help us maintain providing excellent support to Children and young people aged 5 – 18 across the county.

We require successful candidates to work flexibly across the summer holidays and other holiday periods. Weekends and evenings may be available outside of the holidays.

 

You will make a difference by:

- Providing 1:1 support in group activities.
- Planning and executing activities and also encouraging active participation across our group sessions.
- Building and maintaining excellent rapport with service users and their families.
-Providing children and families with information and skills to help them support their needs through a variety of challenges.
- Working collaboratively with families and other external stakeholders to make positive changes.
- Updating relevant paperwork.

You will need:

-Experience of working with Young people aged 5-18with learning disabilities would be an advantage.
- Sound knowledge and understanding of safeguarding practices.
- Creative, positive and proactive approach towards work.
-Confidence to conduct 1-2-1 sessions and group work that support children and young people's emotional health and wellbeing. 
- To be able to work and travel across the county. 

 

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.

Rewards

We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.


For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

For more information please email the Recruitment Service on recruitmentservice@actionforchildren.org.uk

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.


 
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Location
Northants Disability
The Doddridge Centre, 109 St James Road, Northampton, Northants, United Kingdom, NN5 5LD
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  • Circa:
    £17,600
  • Department/Division:
    England North
  • Contract Type:
    Annualised Hours
  • Closing Date:
    23 August 2021
  • Number of Roles:
    3
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