Directorate: Children’s Services
Starting salary: Level 4:- £22,369 - £24,054 per annum pro rata
Location: Based in North Somerset
Hours: Zero hours contract
Closing date: Monday 19 June 2023
Are you interested in making a positive difference to families with children and young people who have a range of additional needs in North Somerset, as part of a friendly, experienced, dedicated, and caring team?
The Sitting Service would like to recruit 6 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 18, 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 will be required to 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: Sitting Service Team Leader Jennie Little 07917 228302 Tuesday – Friday 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: To be confirmed
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, beliefs 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.