Short Break Worker

Are you looking to return to work from retirement – perhaps you were a Nurse, Social Worker, Youth Worker or a Teacher and miss the rewarding career that you left? Or have you been bringing up a family and now want a part time flexible role? Maybe a University Student looking for a sector experience to compliment your career? Or a Teaching Assistant or similar profession with extra hours to spare currently?

  • Short Break Worker
  • Based: London, Hackney, Hounslow, Harrow, Camden and/or Waltham Forest
  • Contract: Sessional
  • Hours: Flexible; including evening and weekend and school holidays
  • Salary: £8.60 up to £10.96 per hour (depending on borough)

Our client are extremely flexible and can work around your availability – this could be Monday – Friday after school, early Evenings or/and Weekends and school holidays? They offer a very competitive rate of pay up to £9.78 per hour + 12.07% holiday pay dependent upon your experience!!!

What they do

Our client are a national charity, founded over 47 years ago, providing a wide range of support services to disabled children, young people and their families. They support children with any disability from birth to 25 years of age. They offer their support to the whole family with the aim of giving disabled children a brighter future.

They cannot change a diagnosis and they cannot cure but they can, and they do, make a very real difference to the lives of families with a disabled child through high quality, practical and tailored services delivered by dedicated professional staff.

Our client provides over 120 different services and works with 80 local authorities throughout England. Last year they supported over 11,000 children.

The role:

They are looking for caring, enthusiastic individuals to support disabled children and young people up to the age of 25 Years Old on a 1-1 basis in the London Boroughs of Camden, Harrow, Hackney, Hounslow and Waltham Forest.

As a Short Breaks Worker you can help disabled children and young people throughout the borough to access and enjoy activities whilst giving their families a much-needed break from their caring role. Previous experience of working with children, preferably disabled children, is desirable. Training (e-learning) will be provided and you will also have the ongoing support of a local supervisor.

You will need stamina, enthusiasm, a positive outlook and a commitment to providing a high quality service to disabled children. Working hours can be flexible and variable but likely to be mainly at weekends, school holidays or late pm on schooldays.