Short Break Support Workers x 4.
Full Time roles x 2
Job Share roles x 2 working 18 hours per week
The Special Educational Needs and Disabled Children’s Service are looking to recruit Short Break Support Workers x 4 to join us at the Stephen Wiltshire Centre.
The post holder will support the delivery of Short Breaks and will be expected to contribute to the planning and delivery of opportunities for children supported by the Centre. Staff will be expected to contribute to review planning in conjunction with Team Leaders as required.
You will need to be a confident individual who can support young people and their families across a range of settings including at the centre, in the community and in the home. You must be a good communicator and must be able to manage complex arrangements. You should be able to support inclusion, working with partner agencies to promote safe and outcome focused practice.
You must be a can-do person, who is passionate about working with families and a wide range of professionals and partner agencies in supporting children and their families to achieve agreed outcomes. It is the responsibility of the Short Break Workers and the wider staff to ensure best practice, as well as being a point of contact in providing up to date information for families who access the centre.
Short Break Support Workers work directly to Team leaders and to the Principal Short Break Leader. The Centre is open 7 days a week and provides a wide range of services and Short Breaks to Disabled Children and their families. The Workers are expected to work across 7 days on rota to cover the service as needed, this includes regular weekend and evening work as well as opening/closing the centre. Core hours are 9am-6.30 pm.
The successful candidates will have experience of working directly with children who have a disability and their families. Knowledge of SEN and Disability legislation and the remit within which short breaks are provided would be an advantage. Experience of working in an outcome focused way and in partnership with families/ young person is essential and will need to be evidenced in interview. Excellent communication is a must, as is flexibility and enthusiasm to continuously improve service delivery for families. Experience of consultation and engagement work, risk assessment and support planning are essential and will be tested at interview.
If you would like to discuss the role or need any further information, please contact Zoe Richards at email@example.com
To apply please complete the on-line application at www.lbhf.gov.uk/jobs Closing date is Wednesday 19th September 2018 at 5 pm.
Interviews expected to take place from 21st September 2018