Action for Children
£10.52 per hour
Hours – 08.45 –17.15 Saturday or Sunday (additional hours available in the school holidays)
We offer 29 days holiday plus public/bank holidays, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, pension scheme where we contribute up to 7%, an employee discount portal and much more.
Are you looking for a part-time role to enhance your studies within Childcare, nursing, health or social care?
Do you like having fun, being part of a team and doing something different?
Are you looking for some experience in looking after children, or to fill some time with a rewarding part-time role?
Bucks Activity is part of the Action for Children Countywide Integrated Short Breaks Service, commissioned by Buckinghamshire Council and provides community short breaks to children and young people aged 0-19 across Bucks, with disabilities and additional learning needs.
Please see the attached links and brochures for more information.
What you will do:
- You will be providing a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care, working as part of a team to provide an enabling environment and to build strong parent partnerships to enable all children's needs to be met.
- For our youngest children, effectively delivering the EYFS ensuring that the individual needs and interest of children in the setting are met (in conjunction with other team members).
- Keeping records of children's development and learning journeys and share with parents, carers and other key adults in the child's life.
- Ensuring the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures and medical histories.
- Carrying out personal care and administering medication (Training provided)
- For our older children, assisting in the running of weekend sessions that involve participation in arts and crafts, cooking, team games, outdoor games and enhancing life skills.
- Supporting children and young people who have chosen to take part in local activities in the local community.
- Helping promote and measure outcomes of physical and social development alongside communication and imaginative growth.
You will need:
-Voluntary or paid experience working with children and young people.
-Ability to support children and young people to have fun and positive experiences.
-Level 2 or above in Early Years and Childcare qualification (NNEB, CACHE, NVQ Level 2 or above in Childcare and Education.
-Knowledge of disabilities/additional needs (desirable).
-Good understanding of the EYFS and child development (desirable).
-The ability to work safely with children.
-A positive attitude and desire to give the best care to children and young people.
-Good observational skills.
-Good communication and interpersonal skills.
-Willingness to travel to local services and group activities across Buckinghamshire.
-Ability to attend occasional training, potentially out of work hours.
-Access to your own transport
The way we work
We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.
We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.
For safe and happy childhoods
At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.
For more information, about this role or the event please contact Sarah Manderfield on 07817 952712 or email sarah.manderfield@
We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.
Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularlypeoplewithDisabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.