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About The Role

South Gloucestershire Short Breaks Vacancies

We are looking to expand our fabulous service at Russell house leading to multiple job openings. We're enthusiastic about discussing flexible work arrangements with all potential candidates, prioritising your needs and preferences regardless of the hours you seek. Our main focus is on fostering a supportive work environment that promotes a healthy work-life balance. Please feel free to reach out to us to start a conversation about the fantastic array of flexible scheduling options we have available.

Please call our Regional Manager Steve Watkins to discuss options - 07753628157

Employer: KIDS

Contract: Permanent

Location: 14 Hortham Lane, Almondsbury, Bristol, South Gloucestershire BS32 4JH

Salary: £20,342- £22,279 (dependent on qualifications, experience and hours worked)

Rota: Completed one month in advance

The Good Stuff/Benefits:

  • 25 days holiday + Bank holidays
  • Flexible working
  • Colleague Wellbeing Programme
  • A strong team culture where successes are celebrated together
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay
  • Company events and socials
  • Life assurance
  • Employer Pension contribution
  • Employee benefits portal
  • Referral scheme with financial reward
  • Employee Assistance Program- access to free counselling sessions and support
  • Free, engaging and effective e-learning platform
  • Family Friendly Leave Pay
  • Bereavement Leave

Role Overview: As a Short Breaks Practitioner, your mission is to ensure children and young people have a fun and fulfilling experience at Russell House. From engaging activities like cinema trips and beach outings to fostering independent living skills, your role is to create a genuine holiday atmosphere. Russell House offers amenities like an allotment, trampoline, sensory room, cinema, and outdoor space to enrich the experience.


  • Provide residential respite care for children and young people with learning and/or physical disabilities.
  • Encourage participation in various activities, including personal hobbies or passions, to enrich the experience for the children and young people.

About You

Personal Qualities:

  • Experience of working with children/young people or adults with disabilities
  • An understanding of special educational needs and disabilities
  • Possess a fun attitude and enjoy a busy workplace
  • Great communication skills, including active listening 
  • Positive attitude with the ability to be flexible, adaptable and empathetic
  • Patience, Acceptance, Sensitivity, Reliability, Integrity and Resilience

It is essential to have/working towards a level 3 NVQ qualification in working with children and young people, or equivalent.

A driver’s license is an advantage, however there is a bus station only a 10 minute walk away.

How to Apply: Click the apply button to submit your application.

Join us in creating unforgettable experiences for children and young people, and be part of a team that loves what they do!


We welcome applications from disabled people or people with lived experience of disability. We demonstrate our willingness to make reasonable adjustments to enable disabled candidates/colleagues to access and participate in the recruitment process (for example we make our adverts accessible, and where required/requested, will make application forms available in alternative formats, i.e. large print).  Kids encourages applications from disabled people by offering any disabled person who meets the person specification an interview.

If required, support is provided to applicants to complete an application form. Our in-house Careers team will discuss what support we can provide.  

KIDS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all those who come into contact with our services. Our colleagues are trained to recognise and respond to safeguarding concerns. We work closely with families and other agencies to take all reasonable steps to minimise the risk of harm to children, young people and adults. 

To fulfil our commitment to those we work with we observe safer recruitment and selection procedures and nurture a safeguarding culture which is open and transparent, where all concerns in relation to our people can be identified and spoken about openly and are dealt with promptly and appropriately. By identifying concerning, problematic or inappropriate behaviour early we aim to minimise the risk of abuse.

Please note KIDS Safer Recruitment procedures will include a DBS check and a Colleague Suitability Declaration where applicable. Within the DBS check there are two Barred Lists. The Children’s Barred List and the Adults’ Barred List. If you are added to a Barred List then it is against the law to work, apply for work or volunteer in Regulated Activity with children and/or adults. Therefore, we ask you not to progress with your application. 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We work to ensure that all of the Kids team:

  • are committed to equality of opportunity, treatment and behaviour
  • have equal access to employment, promotion and development
  • have equal access to services
  • have their needs considered as we develop services

This means that equality and human rights are:

  • embedded in our business planning
  • fully considered within our structures
  • part of the personal development of all staff