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Level 1 - Home and Community Support Worker - Sessional support Worker
 
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Level 1 Home and Community Support Workers

Salary - £11.09 - £11.71 | Based in Chessington or Kew | Casual 

 

There’s never been a better time to join Achieving for Children (AfC), we were awarded OUTSTANDING in our October 2019 Kingston Ofsted inspection.

 

If you have the skills that will enable us to continue to enhance our practice and improve outcomes for children further, we want to hear from you. We are looking for bright, enthusiastic people who have the passion and the drive to make a positive difference to children’s lives. By recognising and championing strengths we know we can make a real difference. It’s a genuine team effort in AfC. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help create a brighter future for children and families.

 

About the role

The role of a Home and Community Support Worker is to be part of a group of workers providing practical care and support to children with a disability and their families.

 

As a Home and Community Sessional Support Worker for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for

  • Helping children with disabilities engage in play, develop independence skills and support them to make and maintain friendships. Activities might include bowling, swimming, art, theatre, cultural trips and themed days.
  • As well as work with other staff supporting children in groups, sessional staff will support individual children in the community, or in their homes for regular 1:1 sessions.

About AfC

We are a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. To find out more about us click here

 

About you

To be a Home and Community Support Worker for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points

  • Have experience working with children with disabilities although this is not essential.
  • Have a range of skills to offer and who are adaptable and patient and have the desire and motivation to help children with disabilities achieve their potential. 
  • Able to support children with their needs, such as personal care, mobility, and independence. 
  • Able to work independently and use their own initiative. 

About our benefits
When you join AfC you will have access to:

  • Positive and supportive working environments - We have a highly supportive working environment in which managers are challenging and supporting in equal measures. 
  • Positive work-life balance - Access to employee benefits and support forms part of our health and wellbeing offer.
  • A competitive salary and access to LA pension scheme - Our salaries are benchmarked against other local authorities.
  • A range of staff benefits and discounts managed via your own app - Staff can enjoy a wide range of discounts on sports and leisure activities and everyday shopping through AfC My Place.
  • Professional reflective supervision - Regular, high-quality reflective supervision which helps to build confidence is available to all. 
  • Strong Management - A strong performance management culture, with an equally strong focus on practice learning is embedded across the organisation. 
  • A fantastic learning and development offer - A clearly set out and accessible learning and development pathway, offering an extensive range of training and learning opportunities is accessible for all. This includes funding for post qualifying courses.

To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children click here

 

Start dates

Achieving for Children have fixed start dates, candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected.

 

To apply

If you would like more information about this role please see our role profile.

 

Closing Date: 29 February 2020

 

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Geraldine Burgess, Short Breaks Operations Manager, geraldine.Burgess@achievingforchildren.org.uk to request an informal discussion.    

 

We positively welcome male applicants as we have a number of male teenagers seeking support. We are also keen to recruit applicants who hold a current Midas licence and would be interested in driving a minibus for the service. Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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