Would you like to be part of an experienced, dedicated and caring team working with children and young people with complex and additional needs in North Somerset?
The Sitting Service would like to recruit 9 enthusiastic, friendly and capable Community Care Workers to provide personalised specialist support for children and young people with complex needs, including physical and learning disabilities, ranging in age from 0 to 25, based around North Somerset.
Hours are flexible, with much of the work taking place 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.
We work together with the child/young person’s network including, family, education, health and therapeutic professionals, so you will be able to support them and increase their independence.
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.
For an informal discussion, please contact Haydae Lyn on 01275 884340 / 07823 362087 during office hours.
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: Thursday 24 January 2019
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.