Closing date: 24th October 2014

FTE salary: £16956

Hours of work: Various hours available

The role:

  • To provide a range of support services for young people with disabilities and their families, including one-to-one and signposting to other services as and when appropriate
  • To assist young people with personal and intimate care, if required, e.g. bathing, toileting, feeding, dressing, lifting in an appropriate and sensitive manner.
  • To carry out domestic duties, as required, including cooking, laundry, cleaning etc.
  • To consult and involve the child in all decisions affecting the young person in whatever ways are possible and appropriate.
  • To develop a positive relationship with each young person, their main parent(s)/ carer and any other significant others.
  • To demonstrate effective communication skills, verbal and non-verbal, written, listening and advocacy.
  • The practitioner will also complete or update portfolios and risk assessments, liaison with social workers as to progress, attendance at planning meetings and reviews
  • To work in partnership with children and young adults, promoting their voice and supporting their active participation in the design of the services
  • Maintain and update records
  • When required to attend inter-agency meetings to keep abreast of current news and information and to represent the Residential Respite Service and KIDS as an organisation
  • To ensure familiarity with KIDS procedures and policy statements and to work within the Every Child Matters outcomes framework of the Children’s Act 2004 and to meet OFSED Standards.
  • To undertake other duties at the request of the Residential Respite Project Co-ordinator or other Senior managers, so far as they are compatible with the aims and level of the responsibility of the post   
To undertake additional training as and when required.
The position will entail direct contact of young people with learning difficulties, physical disabilities, challenging behaviours and medical needs.

Job description and Person specification

To apply: 

Please download an application pack and email to or post to:


Delta House

Salterns Lane



PO16 0QS

For further information please telephone Anneli Cashmore on 01329312312.