Young Persons Worker (12055)

Action for Children

Role: Young Persons Worker - CASUAL

Salary: £12.00 an hour.

Location: Across Cornwall

Contract/Hours: Casual – Flexible hours - choose when you work to suit your home life and studies – our sessions are in the school holidays, weekends, and evenings.

Benefits: Paid annual leave, professional qualifications, excellent training and development opportunities, pension scheme, employee wellbeing support, employee discount portal with your favourite brands.

Vulnerable children in the UK need your help.

Wherever you work in the Action for Children family, you'll be helping to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK.

Last year, we helped more than 671,000 children and families across the UK. From direct work in communities to national campaigning, we are focused on making sure every child has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive.

A bit about the role

Action for Children Cornwall SPACE is a Cornwall Council funded service providing Holiday Activities for disabled children and young people aged between 5 – 18 years. We offer disabled children and young people exciting new activities to try, providing families with an all-important short break service.

We also offer three youth groups for young disabled people between 14 – 25 years. We have services in the west, mid and east of the county.

How you'll help to create brighter futures

We are currently looking for casual Young Persons Workers to work across the west of the county. We require successful candidates to work flexibly across the school holidays, at weekends and some evenings.

You will be doing some fun and exciting activities which will include making pizza, going out on a boat on the sea, cinema trips, beach days and going to the theatre and having a meal, so why not get paid for having fun!

As a Young Persons Worker, you will make a difference by:

  • Providing 1:1 support for a disabled child, building and maintaining excellent rapport with the children and their families.
  • Planning and executing activities and encouraging active participation across our group sessions.
  • 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.

Let's talk about you.

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals with a passion for helping to create brighter futures. You will find full job description attached job description details the requirements of the role but the ‘must-haves' are:

  • Experience of working with young people aged 5-25 with learning disabilities would be an advantage.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of safeguarding practices.
  • Creative, positive, and proactive approach towards work.
  • You must have access to your own transport to be able travel.

Good to know.

Application Process: There are five sections to complete: Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration.

Contact: Sarah Manderfield, Recruitment Partner via email; sarah.manderfield@actionforchildren.org.uk

Diversity, equality, and inclusion

At Action for Children, we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic, and disabled candidates as they are under-represented within Action for Children. We want to take deliberate and purposeful action to ensure equal opportunity to all groups in society and for Action for Children.

Don't meet every single requirement?

Studies show that women and Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic people are less likely to apply for a job unless they meet every qualification. So, if you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with the job description, we'd love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role, or another role within the Action for Children family.

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    £12.00 per hour
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    28 May 2024
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