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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 from birth through to 25 years.  Each year we support over 15,000 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 you are able to support someone to explore their interests, to promote their independence and ensure they have an active fun time; then this may be the job for you.

We are currently looking for someone to provide short breaks for disabled children and young people in the local area.  
Short breaks involve supporting a child or young person for a few hours usually on the weekend. 
Short breaks are on a 1:1 basis and can occur in the local community or in a child or young person’s home. Our breaks are designed around the child/ young person and their interests and hobbies. During a break you may take a child swimming, go to a local park, visit a museum or perhaps go to the shops. Breaks involve learning and developing skills: from handling money to using public transport.
Our short break work makes a difference to the lives of children and young people with a disability and for their families.
 
To learn more about the role, please click here to watch a video.
 
The hourly rate is £9.78 per hour plus you accrue an extra £1.18 per hour holiday pay.
About You

To be able to carry out this role we would expect you to have the following characteristics:

 

A person centred approach
Fun and active
Committed  
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.
Ability to work on your own and use initiative.
Available to work regular evenings and weekends, dependent upon the support needs.
Further details can be found on the detailed job description.