Community Short Breaks worker (4511)

Shrewsbury, Shropshire
£8.92 per hour
Hours – Casual

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

The role

Shropshire Community Short Breaks provides support to children and young people with a range of disabilities from complex health to ADHD and Autism (including challenging behaviour).  You will be work within community-based activities and supporting children and young people out in the community on activities of their choice.

You will support the children/young people to participate in actives and encourage and promote their practical life and social skills. You will be required to complete relevant paperwork and carry out tasks for which you will be provided with the necessary training. You will need to attend supervisions and team meetings.

we work in conjunction with our local authorities to provide an outcome focused service to children and young people. Our sessions are aimed at providing a fun and safe environment, whilst working towards individual targets / achievements. There may also be opportunities for staff to cover sessions in other projects within our cluster, which will add to your skills and experience.

You will make a difference by:

-Helping young people with a learning disability have a presence in the community.

-Providing a safe environment where they can enjoy time, learn and have fun in a safe setting. 

-Working towards giving our young people a positive future.

-Helping them in all aspects of their daily lives and supporting their health and happiness.

You will need:

-Experience of working with children / young people with disabilities is desirable but not essential.

-Ability to drive preferred but not essential

-NVQ/QCF Level 3 in Health and Social Care (or equivalent) is desirable but not essential.

-Committed to working with young people and children

-Flexibility to work a variation of shift patterns.


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 Anne Marie Wilson - anne-marie.wilson@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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Shropshire Community Short Breaks
Suite 2 Kingsland House, 39 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6BL
  • Circa:
  • Department/Division:
    England North
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  • Closing Date:
    25 January 2021
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