Children’s Services Team Leader

Salary: £24,800 per annum pro-rata (£12.85 per hour).

Location: Bury, Lancashire.

Contract/Hours: Permanent, part-time, 18.5 hours per week.

Term-time hours: Friday 11:30am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5:30pm.

School Holidays hours: 9:20am to 3:30pm Monday to Wednesday.

There is opportunity to pick up more hours.

Perks: 29 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays, professional qualifications, excellent training and development opportunities, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, up to 7% employer contribution pension, discount portal with your favourite brands.

Vulnerable children in the UK need your help

Wherever you work in the Action for Children family, you’ll be helping to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK.

Last year, we helped more than 670,000 children and families across the UK. From direct work in communities to national campaigning, we are focused on making sure every child has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive.

Why Action for Children?

Working here is more than a job. Everyone in the Action for Children family is passionate about protecting and supporting children. It’s the sense of purpose that drives us every single day. Because we know that, when we work together, we can make a huge difference to bring lasting improvements to vulnerable children’s lives.

A bit about the role

In the role of Community Short Breaks Worker, you’ll be delivering fun activities & encouraging friendships, fun & choice in how to spend their time, encouragement to be part of their local communities & supporting parent/carers to have break.

Our service supports a diverse group of disabled children/young people, delivering fun activities & encouraging friendships, fun & choice in how to spend their time, encouragement to be part of their local communities & supporting parent/carers to have break.

How you’ll help to create brighter futures

You will be based at our community-based venues in Bury – Elton Centre, Sunnybank Centre (Term Time) & Bury Athletics Club (School Holidays). You will make a difference by:

  • Working as a team and leading from the front.
  • Working with a diverse group of disabled children and young people and delivering exciting social activities such as baking, arts ‘n’ crafts, sports, games and going out in the local community.
  • Encouraging children and young people to make friends, enjoy their social time and be part of their local communities, as any other child and young person would.
  • Monitoring and assessing individual progress and development through diary sheets and care plans.
  • Ensuring that children and young people are nurtured in a safe environment.

Let’s talk about you

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual with a passion for helping to create brighter futures. You will find full job description attached job description details the requirements of the role but the ‘must-haves’ are:

  • An NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care (or equivalent).
  • Experience in working with disabled children and young people and know to respond and meet family’s needs.
  • Experience/knowledge of planning and delivering activities for children and young people, preferable disabled children and young people – but this is not essential.
  • Innovative ideas for activities and ways to improve.
  • A belief that every child should have the same opportunities in life.

Good to know

Application Process: There are five sections to complete: Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration.

Talent Pool: We know talent when we see it. But sometimes we find the right person but not for the right job. We’d love to keep your details for when the right job comes up. Let us know if you’d rather we didn’t.

Diversity, equality and inclusion

At Action for Children, we’re dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic and disabled candidates as they are under-represented within Action for Children. We want to take deliberate and purposeful action to ensure equal opportunity to all groups in society and for Action for Children.

Don’t meet every single requirement?

Studies show that women and Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic people are less likely to apply for a job unless they meet every qualification. So, if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with the job description, we’d love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role, or another role within the Action for Children family.

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