Support Worker
Grade 7 Level 1 - 4 (£29,230 to £31,391 per annum) plus enhancements for shift working and evening and weekend working
16th Jun, 2024
Job description

The short breaks service for children with disabilities within the City of York have an exciting opportunity for support workers to join our short breaks team in York.


The service is based within a purpose-built centre for children with disabilities, which ensures services are innovative, flexible and integrated.


Our Short Breaks offer provides a variety of short break packages including community and residential short breaks provisions for children and young people with autism, challenging behaviours, learning disabilities and/or additional and complex health needs.


Whilst experience of working with children with disabilities is preferred, it is not essential as training and support will be provided. Experience in social care, enthusiasm, and a passion for working with children to support their development is essential.


The role of a support worker is an invaluable one. It is varied, rewarding, complex and challenging. You will play an essential role in providing support and direct care to children and young people. This will also include contributing to and supporting the development of placement plans, risk assessments and positive behaviour support plans.


You will be supported by a senior team, have a thorough induction into your role as well as opportunities for supervision, training and development to support the work that you do.


You will be required to study towards a level 3 qualification if you do not already have one. Car drivers are desirable but not essential.


The service has a 30 hour per week post available. The service works on a 4-week rolling rota and you will be required to a variety of early and late shifts and work on a weekend on-weekend off basis.


The council is currently unable to sponsor working visas.


This role is suitable as a job sharing opportunity.


As this role is public facing, applicants will need to demonstrate, at interview, their competency to converse and provide advice and guidance to members of the public, in spoken English to CEFR level C1: Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously, almost effortlessly. Only a conceptually difficult subject can hinder a natural, smooth flow of language.


City of York Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful candidate to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Hybrid working arrangements are available for this role. Each role at CYC is different and your working arrangements will be determined based on the requirements of the role and in collaboration with you and your needs as part of the recruitment process. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team.


The Council is committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.


For further information or an informal discussion please contact Stacey Woodcock, Manager at or on 01904 552766


Closing date: Sunday 16 June at 12 midnight

Interview date: w/c 24 June 2024

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