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Sessional Support Worker
 
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Play & Leisure Assistants: Sp7-9 (£10.46 - £10.52 ph)
Home and Community Support workers: Sp10-17 (£10.59 - £10.91 ph)

Appointment Type: Casual
Job Term: Part time
Hours: 0 - Zero Hours
Location: Moor Lane, Chessington or Windham Croft (Kew)

Would you like to make a BIG difference to a child with a disability and their family?

Are you looking for regular work weekends, school holidays, after-school or in the evenings.

About us
Working for Achieving for Children, you will have the opportunity to operate at the cutting edge of children’s services delivery. We are an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils in 2014 along with Windsor and Maidenhead in 2017, and responsible for delivering the entirety of both boroughs’ children’s services.

We have been up and running for four years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.

About you
You would help 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 could support individual children in the community, or in their homes for regular 1:1 sessions.

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.

We are looking for individuals who:
  • Have experience working with children with disabilities (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. 
  • Can support children with their needs, such as personal care, mobility, and independence. 
  • Can progress to work independently and use their own initiative. 
Benefit of working for Achieving for Children
Within The Short Breaks Team:
  • You will be offered a flexible working environment, and strong management support system.
  • Opportunties for learning and development.
  • Excellent peer support on groups
  • Reflective supervision.
  • Regular awards. 
You will find out more about our organisation at www.achievingforchildren.org.uk


How to apply
Before applying please refer to the role profiles and ensure you meet the essential criteria.

Role Profile 1
Role Profile 2

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.

All candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. However, should you not declare an offence that is subsequently revealed, e.g. through the DBS check, then this may place your appointment in jeopardy.

Interview dates will be offered on monthly basis to successful candidates. Interviews will take place at the Moor Lane Centre in Chessington / The Windham Croft Centre in Kew / Grimwood Training Centre in Twickenham.

If you have any questions about the position please email the team:cdt-short-breaks-aiming-high@achievingforchildren.org.uk 

Closing date: 16th June 2019

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