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About KIDS
KIDS are a national charity which has been supporting disabled children, young people and their families since 1970.

We work with children, irrespective of their disability or impairment, from birth through to 25 years.  Each year we support over 15000 disabled children, offer over 120 different services and work with about 80 Local Authorities across England.

We are passionate, caring and trusted and our vision is a world in which all disabled children and young people realise their aspirations. We offer support and practical help for families, every step of the way.

About The Role
Are you a person who really wants to make a difference to people’s lives? If so this might be the job for you.

We are currently looking for someone to provide a short break for disabled children and young people supporting them to access a variety of activities, promote independence, inclusion and learning and to engage positive activities.  Whilst working in a person centred way providing practical and emotional support to the child/young person, to enable them to meet the goals and outcomes identified in their support plan.

Further details can be found on the detailed job description.
 
To learn more about the role, please click here to watch a video.
 
The hourly rate is £9.03 per hour plus you accrue an extra £1.09 per hour holiday pay.
About You

 

To be able to carry out this role we would expect the right candidate to have the following:

 

An NVQ Level 3 in child care/social care or a qualification at an equivalent level

  • Experience of working with disabled children is desirable but not essential.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the needs of disabled children and young people and a commitment to safeguarding.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work on your own and use initiative

  • Drive, commitment and enthusiasm.

  • Effective communication skills including adapting communication styles to the individual, report/observation writing, verbal, non-verbal and advocacy awareness.

  • Willing to provide personal care and support in accordance with the child or young person’s needs and preferences, as stated in their care and support plan.