Starting salary: JG4:- £19,554 - £21,166 per annum, pro rata
Location: Based in North Somerset
Closing date: Monday 02 March 2020
Would you like to be part of an experienced, dedicated and caring team working with children and young people with a range of additional needs in North Somerset?
The Sitting Service would like to recruit 5 enthusiastic, friendly and capable Community Care Workers to provide personalised specialist support for children and young people with additional needs, including physical and learning disabilities, ranging in age from 0 to 25, based around North Somerset. Support is generally provided in the family home.
Hours are flexible, with much of the work taking place in 4 hour slots in the evenings, weekends and school holidays. Most support is on a one to one basis allowing you to use your initiative and creativity. You may be required to carry out personal care and aid in supporting the wishes of the child/young person to be part of their community and develop/maintain their life skills by helping them to enjoy themselves at home or going out to social events.
Possession of good communication skills (written and verbal) and the ability to adapt these for working with young people and their families to ensure a clear, sensitive and trustworthy person-centred service is essential. Flexibility, patience and the awareness of the need for confidentiality, safeguarding, the ability to work in a team and take part in necessary training is important to this role.
This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Want to know more and apply?
For an informal discussion, please contact Suzanne Thorne on 01275 884028 / 07775 406579 or Gill Stokes 01275 882905/ 07743 329411 during office hours.
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/jobs to download an application pack and apply online. Please ensure that your application gives examples of how you have met the skills, knowledge and experiences section of the job description.
Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 17 March 2020
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. Caring We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.