Job | Flexible

Respite Support Worker (Additional Needs)

Sólás Charity

£8 per hour (support worker rate)
Working one to one with a child with additional needs, providing care, support and help to access local community/leisure facilities. This will take place in the home or a public setting (cinema trips, bowling etc), flexible according to family needs.
  • 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 any 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.

    A driving licence and car would be an advantage as this role will require flexible working hours and flexible locations to suit the needs of the family.

 

Closing Date

Friday / 29 June 2018 5:00pm
5:00pm

Contact Details

Contact Michelle Murdock on [email protected] for more details.

284A Ormeau Road
Belfast
BT7 2GB
United Kingdom

More Information

We are recruiting these posts until mid-2018 on an ongoing basis in order to fulfill the number of hours of funded support, therefore you are encouraged to apply ASAP. When the funded support has been fulfilled this post will be withdrawn.

A driving licence and car would be an advantage as this role will require flexible working hours and flexible locations to suit the needs of the family.

Files

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