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Action for Children

Children's Services Worker

Job Type



East Midlands



£12.04 ph

Posted Date

8 July 2024


Closing Date

19 July 2024

We are currently looking for a Children's services Worker to help us maintain providing excellent support to Children and young people aged 5 – 18.

As you can imagine, there's no job too small at Action for Children. Everyone contributes something special that helps us work towards our vision and our Children's services Workers play a big part in this.

About the service

Northants Short Breaks Service is a county-wide service providing short breaks to children and young people and their families, supporting a range of ages and needs.

We have an inclusive approach that considers age, disability, and wider needs. It fits with our ethos of believing in the importance of allowing children and young people to socialise and develop relationships with other children and young people, regardless of their age, need and ability.

How you'll help to create brighter futures

- Getting involved in lots of fun activities! arts & crafts, leisure activities, park visit, bowling and many more.
- Providing 1:1 support in group activities.
- Planning and executing activities and encouraging active participation across our group sessions.
- Being a creative thinker and having a solution focused approach.
- Using your skills, knowledge, and experience to meet the needs of young people.
- Taking responsibility for the personal care and daily routines of the young people.

Let's talk about you

In this role, you'll contribute to our vision of ensuring safe and happy childhoods. To achieve that real change to vulnerable children, young people and families, there'll be certain qualities that you will have.

Our job description for the Community Short Break Worker outlines the requirements of the role but the ‘must-haves' are:

- A positive approach, providing a fun environment for all the children in our care.
- Sound knowledge and understanding of safeguarding practices.
- Creative, positive, and proactive approach towards work.
- Confidence to participate in group work which supports children and young people's emotional health and wellbeing.
- The ability to travel across remote locations.

Good to know 

Interviews will be held in person at Northampton on Thursday the 25th Of July

Application Process

There are five sections to complete: Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration.

Talent Pool

We know talent when we see it. But sometimes we find the right person but not for the right job. We'd love to keep your details for when the right job comes up. Let us know if you'd rather we didn't.

Contact: For any further questions, please contact Sarah Manderfield on 01923 361743 or email

Diversity, equality, and inclusion

At Action for Children, we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace.

We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic and disabled candidates as they are under-represented within Action for Children. We want to take deliberate and purposeful action to ensure equal opportunity to all groups in society and for Action for Children.

Male staff are under-represented within our Children Service roles. We would like to encourage more male applicants for our Children Service roles.

Don't meet every single requirement?

If you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with the job description, we'd love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role, or another role within the Action for Children family.

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