Short Breaks Support Worker

We are Beams
£10,000 - £14,999
09 Nov 2019
12 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
Short Break Support Worker

Salary Band C: £13037-16658 -25 hours per week (£10.02 - £12.80 per hour)

We are Beams is a parent-driven charity working to support disabled children and their families, living in the Dartford, Gravesham and Sevenoaks areas. We provide a range of Family Advice, Information, Support and Short Break Services to our members.

We are currently seeking to recruit a Support Worker for our Short Break Service for disabled children and young people. Our clients are aged between 5 -24 with a variety of disabilities including complex needs. You may be required to support days, evenings, weekends, sleeping in, waking night, school holidays and activity days. We enable our young people to develop their self esteem, build on life skills, and work towards independence, access education and to participate in a wide range of activities. You must be able to meet the full care needs of our young people including providing personal care, assisting with toileting, eating and administration of medication

1 post is available: 25hrs per week over a 7-day period including weekends, evenings, sleep ins and waking nights ( Shifts of up to 15 Hours).

Applications from Male candidates particularly welcome.

Successful applicants should have a proactive and positive work ethic, be a willing Team member and be enthusiastic, positive and flexible. An understanding of disability and a relevant qualification (NVQ Level 3 Working with Children & Young People) would be an advantage.
This post is based at our Resource Centre in Hextable but will require the ability to work in the community. A full clean driving licence is desirable.

Successful applicants will need to have an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

If you are interested and would like to find out more please contact us for an Application Pack (CV not accepted) on 01322 668501 Option 4 or at:

Closing Date 31st October 2019
Interview date Tuesday 5th November