Respite Support Worker (Additional Needs)

Closing date: 
27 Oct 2017
Working one to one with a child with additional needs, providing care, support and help to access local community/leisure facilities.
  • To develop and maintain a positive, encouraging and supportive relationship with each child and his/her parents.

  • To encourage and support the child to develop social skills by organizing and participating in outdoor activities and increasing opportunities for new experiences.

  • To work flexibly to meet the needs of each child and their family. This may require evening or weekend work, by adhering to the arrangements agreed for each child/family.

  • To become familiar with the leisure facilities in the child’s local area.

  • To ensure that each child’s health, safety and well-being is promoted.

  • To befriend the child and to ensure each child is treated with dignity and respect. Is valued as an individual and a child first.

    • To ensure that corporal punishment is not used when working with children.

    • To attend meetings, courses and working groups to meet the requirements of the post and meet the needs of the child.

    • To understand, adhere to and promote organizational policy and procedure e.g. Child Protection, Confidentiality, Data Protection, Equal Opportunities, Health & Safety, etc.

    • To report immediately and medical attention needed, emergencies or serious incident/accidents regarding the children to the Home Support Coordinator.

    • To work as a member of the team and contribute to the overall performance of the team.

    • To promote, develop and maintain good public relations.

    • To attend regular supervision/feedback sessions with the Coordinator, to ensure the child is supported and to address individual training/ development needs.


    To adopt a flexible approach to working hours in order to deliver flexible support and care and to support the best interests of the children in our care.



Closing date:
27 Oct 2017 16.00
Job Information
Contact Information
Michelle Murdock
02890 247600