Community Short Breaks Worker (3801)

£8.72 per hour to £9.38 per hour depending on experience.
Annualised hours.
Finding safe and loving homes for vulnerable children and young people.
The role

Are you a naturally empathetic and self – motivated individual who is passionate about changing the lives of Children, Young people and their Families throughout the UK for the better? If so, you are in luck as we are currently recruiting Community Short Breaks Workers to join our team. Successful candidates will need to be able to work across the county and will have the option in choosing their base, Corby, Daventry and South Northants, Northampton, Kettering or Wellingborough.
Northants Disability provides short breaks for Children and Young People with disabilities and complex health needs and gives parents and carers respite from their caring responsibilities. We give our young people the opportunity to make new friends and enjoy experiences in a safe environment whilst enhancing personal and social development through after school clubs, youth groups, Saturday and school holiday clubs.

You will make a difference by:

- Working as part of a team of Community Short Break Workers across a county-wide service which supports and encourages disabled children and young people aged between 5 and 18 to participate in a wide range of activities.
- Delivering group sessions to children and young people such as arts and crafts, cooking, games and trips out.
- Supporting Children and Young people during sessions with their personal care, maintaining personal hygiene and administering medication. Attending to their individual need.
- Ensuring that young people have a positive experience in an environment which promotes enjoyment and independence.

You will need:

- NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care or the willingness to complete the qualification.
- Previous experience working and engaging with Children and Young people with varying needs.
- A positive and approachable manner.
- Sound knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding.
- Ability to work flexible and unsocial hours including weekends and evenings when required.
- Ability to build excellent relationships with Children, Young people and their families.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Ability to travel to a range of venues


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.

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 contact Maria Sorrentino on 07917482469 or email 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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Northants Disability
The Doddridge Centre, 109 St James Road, Northampton, Northants, United Kingdom, NN5 5LD
  • Circa:
  • Department/Division:
    England North
  • Contract Type:
    Annualised Hours
  • Closing Date:
    14 July 2020
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