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About KIDS

Passionate, caring and trusted since 1970, KIDS is a national charity that provides more than 120 different services and works with around 60 Local Authorities across England in order to help disabled children and young people develop independence and achieve their aspirations.
As well as working with individuals from birth through to age 25, we offer invaluable support and practical help for their families too, in environments where there’s a real sense of achievement. The work can be challenging, and humbling at times, but it’s also hugely rewarding and meaningful.
For more information about KIDS, click the 'Who We Are' button on the right-hand side.

About The Role

Are you caring and enthusiastic, with a real desire to help disabled children, young people and their families in a part-time job that fits in with your other commitments? Then join KIDS as a Short Breaks Worker, offering flexible working hours during evenings, weekends and school holidays, and you could soon be playing a vital and truly fulfilling role.
You’ll be responsible for providing short breaks for disabled children and young people on a 1:1 basis, both in the community and in a child or young person’s home. Each break is designed around their individual interests and hobbies, so could involve going swimming, to a local park, or perhaps to the shops. As well as helping them to access and engage in a variety of positive activities, we’ll rely on you to promote their independence, inclusion and learning while working in a person centred way. And, when it comes to the providing practical and emotional support they need to enable them to meet the goals and outcomes identified in their support plan, again, we’ll count on you
This is a sessional position offering flexible working hours during weekends and school holidays. There are also a number of areas where the service runs, which includes Camden, Harrow, Hounslow, Waltham Forest and Hackney.
To learn more about the role, please click here to watch a video.
The hourly rate is £11.05 per hour plus you accrue an extra £1.33 per hour holiday pay.

About You

We are looking for caring, enthusiastic individuals to support disabled children and young people on a 1-1 basis in the London Borough of Hackney.
What you'll need:
Experience of working with disabled children would be useful, but is not essential. You will, however, need an understanding of the needs of disabled children and young people plus a commitment to safeguarding. Effective communication skills, including the ability to adapt your style to suit the individual, is important too, as is the ability to work on your own and use your initiative. Available to work regular evenings and weekends, you have lots of drive, commitment and enthusiasm, while a Childcare qualifications at NVQ or an equivalent level and/or paediatric first aid certificate and/or moving and handling training would be an advantage.
Further details can be found on the job description.