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Date Added: Fri 24/09/2021

Childrens Services Worker

Aylesbury, UK
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Company: ACTION FOR CHILDREN

Job Type: Annualised Hours

Aylesbury,Buckinghamshire
£10.52 per hour
Annualised Hours (working 8 or 16 hours on weekends) Weekend working, Saturdays and/or Sundays (additional hours are available in all school holidays and occasionally term time mid-week).

Are you looking for some experience in looking after children, or to fill some time with a rewarding part-time role?

Do you like working in an inclusive organisation that values all of its people?

Do you like working in an organisation that is committed to meeting the best interests of all children? If you do… then read on.

Do you have a NVQ 2 or equivalent in Childcare and Education or working towards it?

The role

Action for Children run the local service Bucks Activity Project, providing county-wide play and leisure activities for children and young people with disabilities and learning needs, aged 0-19.

We build positive relationships with families and work with professionals to ensure we support each child to acquire the best outcomes. Our services take place in different parts of Buckinghamshire to ensure we meet the needs of all the children and young people, so you may be working in a venue based activity one week and a community based activity the next!

You will work as part of team working with children and young people aged 0-19 years old with additional learning needs & disabilities. You''ll be promoting their independence and wellbeing as they participate in play and leisure activities. We run venue- based sessions for the younger children aged 0-8 and older children can take part in swimming, cinema trips, Go Ape, bowling, and farm visits to name a few. Weekend shifts are 8.45am – 5.15pm and you can work Saturday and/or Sunday. The choice is yours. All we ask is that you are willing and able to get fully immersed with the activities and with the children and young people and be prepared to join in the fun!

Our sessions and activities run on alternate weekends in the north and south of the county. E.g. week 1 we would be in Wycombe area and week 2 we would be in the Aylesbury area. You will be expected to travel between both and occasionally we run activities in other areas of the county such as Buckingham, Milton Keynes, Maidenhead, Amersham depending on service needs. We pay a fair proportion of mileage for all work-related travel.


Please see our attached leaflet for more information. You can also click on the following links for more information about us……. See for yourself how fun and rewarding it is to work for Bucks Activity Project;

https://#removed#/watch?v=j0wFIg9OOwM
https://services.actionforchildren.org.uk/bucks-activity-project/

You will make a difference by:



-Assisting in the running of weekend sessions that involve participation in arts and crafts, cooking, construction toys, outdoor games and reading books.
-Supporting children and young people to take part in our out and about activities in the local community.
-Helping promote and measure outcomes of physical and social development alongside communication and imaginative growth.
-Carrying out personal care and administering medication (Training is provided).

You will need:



-Voluntary or paid experience working with children and young people.
-The ability to work safely with children.
-Have a positive attitude and desire to give the best care to children and young people.
-Ability to support children and young people to have fun and positive experiences Level 2 or 3 Early Years and Childcare qualification (NNEB,CACHE,NVQ Level 2or 3 in Childcare and Education) (Desirable).
-Knowledge of disabilities/additional needs (desirable).
-Willingness to travel to local services and group activities across Buckinghamshire.
-Access to your own transport (desirable), we could potentially offer support if you do not have this.
-Ability to attend occasional training, potentially out of hours.

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.

Rewards

We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we''ll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.


For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

For more information, please Sarah Manderfield on #removed# or email sarah.manderfield@actionforchildren.org.uk



We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.

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