Children’s Services Assistant - Monday to Friday - Maternity Cover

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Reference number: 47364

Title: Children’s Services Assistant - Monday to Friday - Maternity Cover

Location: Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland

Salary: £9.75 per hour/ £19,013 FTE

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Monday 16 May 2022

Interview date: tbc

Contract type: Fixed Term

Job advert:

Could you be a Sense Children's Service Assistant?

It's an exciting time as Sense now has a Maternity post available within the Children Services Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland. This Chidrens Service Assistant role is for 11 months, working Monday - Friday 9:15am - 5:15pm. 

You will join a fantastic team here in Newtownabbey who provide a quality service to the children we support. As a Children’s Services Assistant, you will provide support to children with a dual sensory loss, physical disability, moderate/severe learning disability including Autistic Spectrum Disorders and also children who have complex medical needs.

As a member of the Sense Nursery/Play Sense staff you will be part of a team providing a safe, creative developmental environment for a small number of children (0 - 12) with special needs to reach their full potential. You will provide direct support to the children, meeting their personal needs as well as support to engage in a range of activities. You will also be responsible for the care of the Nursery environment.

The duties are varied and no two days will be the same. The people we support are individuals and they are all treated as such. As a general guide, you may support with personal care needs, as well as help to take part in a wide range of special interests and activities that support their health and wellbeing.

 

Are you looking for an incredibly rewarding and valuable job role, where you can receive great training and development, a supportive work environment?

Does this sound right for you?

 

Childrens Service Assistant, Newtownabbey Benefits :

  • 11 month Maternity cover - Great taster step role
  • Monday to Friday - Daytime shifts - 9:15am - 5:15pm
  • 24 days’ holiday + bank holidays (Pro Rata); increasing with length of service
  • Free NI access check
  • Free leadership and management development (such as our award winning Growing Stronger Leaders Together programme) 
  • Free access to over 100 online and face to face training including the care certificate.
  • On-going development opportunities
  • Flexible working and family friendly policies
  • Employee referral scheme £350
  • Health and well-being support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discount scheme 

 

Childrens Service Assistant, Newtownabbey, Duties:

  • To support children with a dual sensory loss, physical disability, moderate/severe learning disability including Autistic Spectrum Disorders and also children who have complex medical needs.
  • To provide a customised, responsive and high quality service to the children we support.
  • To deliver services which meet or exceed organisational expectations and standards.
  • Full job specification is attached below.

 

Childrens Service Assistant, Newtownabbey Desired Experience:

  • You should have experience of providing direct support to children aged between 0-12 with special needs in a Nursery or Afterschool’s setting.
  • Childcare qualification at Level 3 or above is desireable
  • We require you to be motivated, enthusiastic and have the ability to work on your own initiative.
  • Knowledge of multi sensory impairments / learning difficullties is beneficial.
  • Full person specification is attached below.

 

About Sense

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Work at Sense can be demanding and so isn’t for everyone, but it is also incredibly rewarding and valuable. Take a look at the video below to see why we do what we do.

To apply

Please note to avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

No agency submissions please: any submissions without prior authorisation from the Sense Recruitment Team will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or recruitment@sense.org.uk

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced Access NI check.

For this role we particularly welcome applications from candidates from underrepresented ethnic minority backgrounds and candidates with disabilities. Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. Everyone's contribution is valued and we ensure they're given the opportunity to realise their potential. We welcome applications from talented people from all sections of the community who share our values and belief that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. For more information please visit:  https://www.sense.org.uk/about-us/equality-and-diversity/ 

 

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