Support Worker - Children and Young People



Job Type



Charity / Voluntary, Early Years / Children & Youth, Education, Social Care



Are you a person who really wants to make a difference to people’s lives? If so this might be the job for you.

Support Worker - Children and Young People
Sandwell, West Midlands
Department: Short Breaks
Salary Details: £9.70 per hour
Hours: Ad hoc / Sessional

About the Employer
Our client is a national charity which has been supporting disabled children, young people and their families since 1970.

They work with children, irrespective of their disability, from birth through to 25 years. Each year they support over 15,000 disabled children, offer over 120 different services and work with about 80 Local Authorities across England.

They are passionate, caring and trusted and their vision is a world in which all disabled children and young people realise their aspirations. They offer support and practical help for families, every step of the way.

About the Role
The charity is currently looking for a support worker to take disabled children and young people on a short break, supporting them to access a variety of activities, promote independence, inclusion and learning and to engage positive activities.

Staff at this organisation work in a person-centered way, providing practical and emotional support to the child/young person to enable them to meet the goals and outcomes identified in their support plan.

Ad hoc hours available on an as and when basis (mainly evenings, weekends, and school holidays). This is a sessional position offering flexible working hours during evenings, weekends and school holidays.

The hourly rate is £9.70 per hour plus you accrue an extra £1.18 per hour holiday pay.

About You
To be able to carry out this role the employer would expect you to have the following characteristics:

  • 1 year experience working with disabled children or young people
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work on your own initiative
  • Effective communication skills including adapting communication styles to the individual, report/observation writing, verbal, non-verbal and advocacy awareness
  • Willing to provide personal care and support in accordance with the individual’s needs and preferences, as stated in their care and support plan

Closing Date: Thursday 6th April 2023

This employer is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and also expects for all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All children and young people they work with must, at all times, feel safe.

They are an Equal Opportunities and disability Confident Committed Employer.

This charity is committed to safeguarding and successful applicants will be required to undertake stringent recruitment checks including (where applicable) an enhanced DBS check.

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