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Action for Children

Children's Services Worker

Job Type

Salary

Location

Permanent

Region

£10.52 an hour

Posted Date

South England

23 February 2022

South England

Closing Date

28 February 2022

We are looking for a Children's Services Worker to join our team.

About Action for Children:

At Action for Children, we believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood. We're committed to ensuring that every child is given the opportunity to thrive. We protect and support vulnerable children, young people and their families by giving them the practical and emotional care and support they need. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK. We work to ensure their voices are heard, and campaign to bring lasting change to their lives.

Bucks Activity is part of the Action for Children Countywide Integrated Short Breaks Service, commissioned by Buckinghamshire Council and provides community short breaks to children and young people aged 0-19 across Bucks, with disabilities and additional learning needs.

https://www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/kb5/buckinghamshire/fsd/advice.page?id=CeOt2eZdBJI
https://services.actionforchildren.org.uk/bucks-activity-project/

Please see the attached links and brochures for more information.

What you'll be doing

In the role of Childrens Services Worker you'll be providing a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care, working as part of a team to provide an enabling environment and to build strong parent partnerships to enable all children's needs to be met.

You'll do this by:

-You will be providing a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care, working as part of a team to provide an enabling environment and to build strong parent partnerships to enable all children's needs to be met.

-Keeping records of children's development, individual protocols and progress.

-Ensuring the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures and medical histories.

-Carrying out personal care and administering medication (Training provided)

-For our older children, assisting in the running of weekend sessions that involve participation in arts and crafts, cooking, team games, outdoor games and enhancing life skills.

-Supporting children and young people who have chosen to take part in local activities in the local community.

-Helping promote and measure outcomes of physical and social development alongside communication.

What we need from you

In the role of Children's Services Worker, we're ideally looking for someone who has:

-To hold a relevant qualification in youth work, children's services, or education, or be willing to study for and complete an apprenticeship, funded totally by us.

-Voluntary or paid experience working with children and young people.

-Ability to support children and young people to have fun and positive experiences.

-Knowledge of disabilities/additional needs (desirable).

-The ability to work safely with children.

-A positive attitude and desire to give the best care to children and young people.

-Good observational, communication and interpersonal skills.

-Willingness to travel to local services and group activities across Buckinghamshire, you must have access to your own vehicle.

-Ability to attend occasional training relevant to your role, when required.

Working here is so much more than a job. Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we'd love to hear from you.

We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. Given this and how having a diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with we are committed to Diversity and Inclusion and welcome applications from everyone. We value and celebrate the diversity of those that work with us and as an inclusive workplace we want all our current and future staff to feel able to be themselves in the workplace.

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.

Good luck! We can't wait to hear from you.

Application process: There are 5 sections for you to complete, Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration – please refer to the JD and Person Specification when applying. We want to know what unique qualities you can bring to help us reach our vision for children and families.

Talent pool: We're sure you've got what it takes to join our ambitious team. If you're unsuccessful this time around, we'd like to hold your details in case similar jobs come up that you might be better suited for. But, feel free to let us know if you'd rather we didn't do that.

If you need support with your application, please contact Sarah Manderfield on 01923 361743, or email sarah.manderfield@actionforchildren.org.uk, who will be happy to give you any support you require.

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