Young Person Worker (5224)

Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire
Salary Circa £19,000 per annum pro rota
Permanent, Part Time, Term Time only working 12.75 hours per week


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

The role

Chestnut Lodge is a short breaks and after school project in Chesterton, Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire. Supporting children and young people aged from 8 to 18 years old with severe learning disabilities and complex needs to remain living with their families through providing overnight respite and short break care during weekends and school holidays.

 Do you like laughing out loud, having fun, helping others? If yes, then We Want You! We are a group of children and young people with complex disabilities aged between 8 and 18 years. We like to go to the Chestnut Lodge Youth Club. We can offer you lots of opportunities to do fun 'stuff' and will reward you with laughter and big smiles.  

As a Young Person's worker, you'll be working from 4pm -7pm (Monday - Thursday) 12hours a week during term time only (39 weeks). The remaining .75 hour per week will be used for admin on a monthly basis.  

You will make a difference by:

- Helping them in all aspects of their daily lives and supporting their health and happiness. This includes personal care, assisting and serving at meal times.
- Assisting with medication administration.
- Providing a safe environment where young people can enjoy time with their friends. 
- Working cohesively towards giving young people a positive future.

You will need:

- Experience of working with children and young people.
- Excellent communication skills.
- The ability to use MS Office and have some IT skills.
- A positive approach, providing a fun environment for all the children in our care. 
- The ability to think outside the box. 
- A level 3 diploma or NVQ in Health and Social Care is desirable not essential. 
- Get ready and let us help you to get qualified: We can help you achieve this qualification and must be completed within 18 months of joining our team.

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 Sam Richardson on 07935545059 or email Samantha.Richardson3@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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Chestnut Lodge
Church Street, Chesterton, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 7HJ
  • Circa:
  • Department/Division:
    England North
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Part Time
  • Closing Date:
    25 June 2021
  • Number of Roles:
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