Hours of work: 37 hours per week (to be worked flexibly across the service to meet the needs of the disabled children and families. This includes working unsociable hours / evenings / weekends).
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Sunday 28 February 2021
If you would like further information regarding this vacancy or an informal discussion please contact: Sandra Walmsley (Team Leader) 01323 466030, or Sally Williams(Operations Manager)
About the role
An exciting opportunity has arisen within The Children’s Disability Service and we are looking to recruit one full time Specialist Intervention Service support worker to work with severely disabled children and young people aged 0-19 and their families who require emergency and crisis intervention support.
The role will require flexibility and adaptability in working hours necessary to meet the needs of the service – including weekends, evenings, school holidays and after school hours and will be countywide.
The role will be to provide flexible and responsive high standard support, supervision, practical and emotional support and stability to disabled children and young people to help them to reach their potential in partnership with their families and other agencies. Your role will be working directly with disabled children and young people in order to provide families with a short break. This will involve undertaking personal care and managing children with challenging behaviour. You will be supported by high quality regular supervision and training.
You need to be knowledgeable about working with disabled children and young people. On occasions you may be working with children who have experienced abuse or neglectful backgrounds and you will need to be confident working with young people in the community on a one to one basis.
We are looking for experienced, flexible and creative staff who can make positive relationships with young people. Ability to work flexibly with children and young people of all ages. You will require an enhanced DBS check.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.
Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.