Short Break Support Officer (Apprenticeship Opportunities Available)
Work Base: Church Square House
Salary: Grade 4: £19312 to £20,904 per year
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
DBS: Yes Enhanced
Closing Date: Monday 21 June 2021
North Lincolnshire Council do not accept CV’s. You must complete the application form via the ‘Apply’ button.
North Lincolnshire Council have a statutory duty to provide short breaks for disabled children in line with the Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2011. We have been delivering group based activities in house since 2017 and we are now looking to do the same with our Individualised Short Breaks and Homecare support service.
We are currently looking at expanding our current short breaks service to enable us to deliver individualised short breaks and homecare to families with disabled children. We are therefore offering an exciting opportunity for a number of applicants to join our team.
We are looking for applicants who are committed to providing quality services for disabled children and their families and who are motivated by new developments. To promote the needs of vulnerable disabled children and young people, including those assessed as needing additional support, through the delivery of a range of play and leisure activities and Homecare Support on evenings, weekends and during school holiday periods.
Applicants should have experience of direct working with children and families including those with complex health needs and/or behaviours which challenge. Applicants should have experience in delivering direct personal care and have a knowledge of different communication methods. Ability to relate to children and families in a sensitive and professional manner is essential. Applicants should have experience and knowledge of IT systems. Applicants should hold an NVQ level 3 qualification in care or be willing towards.
There will be some opportunities for candidates to undertake an Apprenticeship in the Children, Young People and Families Practitioner qualification to gain a Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare.
Part time hours are also available.
For more information, please contact Lesley Mckenzie on 01724 407988