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Children’s Play Assistant
Salary: £10270 per annum
based in: Chester
Benefits: Contributory healthcare plan & pension, Perkbox benefits

Do you have experience in mentoring at risk children? If the answer is yes, then this role may be for you.

Save the Family have an exciting opportunity for a Children’s Play Assistant to join their team based just outside Chester city centre. This position is funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund until Summer 2018.

About the Role:
The role of the Children’s Play Assistant is to provide support to the Children’s Mentor for children’s play activities, both on and off-site. The role also involves providing advice, support, mentoring, information and role-modelling to children to enable them to overcome difficulties and barriers in order to achieve identified outcomes and reach their potential.

Hours of work for this role are – Wednesday 9am-1:00pm, Thursday 11am-7pm, Friday 11am-7pm and Saturday 11am – 7pm (25 hours per week). Flexibility to vary normal working hours is required for this role. Work on bank holidays (including over the Christmas period) may also be required.

Essential Skills:

A good standard of education (GCSE English and Maths or equivalent)
Experience of working within a mentoring environment, ideally in a families setting

Experience dealing with ‘at risk’ children on a one to one basis

Experience of applying safeguarding procedures and practices
Experience of planning and providing activities for children and families
Good organisational skills
Excellent empathy with the needs of vulnerable people
Excellent mentoring skills
Ability to work as part of a team or as a lone worker
Full driving licence.

Desirable Skills:

Safeguarding training

Mentoring training
Experience of planning and structuring mentoring activities using own initiative

Experience working in a role within a project that is outcome driven

Business use on insurance or willing to purchase if appointed
Willing to use own vehicle for business purposes.
For more information about this role, please click here for job description.

How to apply:
Please send your CV and covering letter, detailing how you meet the essential criteria (as detailed in the person specification) to Jane.Gerrard@savethefamily.uk.com.

Please note, applicants who do not demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria for the role will not be considered for the position. Candidates must also demonstrate both at the application stage and interview that they are able to positively identify with Save the Family’s values.

If you would like an informal conversation about the above role or would like to request an application pack directly, please call Nicky Dixon on 01244 333810 or via email to nicky.dixon@savethefamily.uk.com.

Closing date for applications: Friday 24th November.


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SENIOR OFFICER (Supported Living)
Based in Northwich
Full Time – Day, Night & Weekend Shifts – 39.375hrs p/w
Salary £18,841.75 per annum rising to £19,341.75 per annum after 6 months

Who we are:
We are a caring and vibrant Supported Living service in Northwich for D/deaf adults with learning difficulties and/or complex needs.

We are looking for an experienced person who can demonstrate compassion and empathy in their approach to caring for D/deaf, Deaf/Blind and hard of hearing people, either through previous roles in social care or similar.

With support from the Compliance Administrator & Executive, you will be responsible for a team of Support Workers & the clients they support, overseeing shifts to ensure smooth operations. Previous management experience is an advantage, but not essential if you can demonstrate the values & qualities we are looking for.

This role brings many rewards & opportunities to learn new skills or develop existing experience through an excellent programme of continuous training & development.

You will ensure that the support & care provided is consistent with the quality & standards required by all current legislation. We are committed to providing an exceptional service to our clients to ensure they enjoy a full and rewarding life, developing their individual interests and participating in a wide range of unique activities and events.

This is a wonderful opportunity to become part of a specialist team. To find out more about the position, please download a job description & application form via the Careers page http://www.dsnonline.co.uk/vacancies/.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and provide two satisfactory employment references prior to starting.

We Offer:
252hrs pro rata holiday pay + Bank Holidays, Company Sick Pay, Contributory pension scheme*, Training & Development Opportunities, Childcare Voucher Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme*, Gym Membership* & more! (* subject to qualifying criteria).

Closing Date for applications – 13th November 2017 @ 12 noon.

Please note you will receive an invitation by email if you have been shortlisted to attend an interview on 23rd November 2017.

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Support Workers – Full Time/Part Time
Salary £16,731.90 rising to £17,231.90 p/a after 6 months
Based in Northwich

We are looking for professional Support Workers who can demonstrate compassion and empathy in their approach to caring for D/deaf and hard of hearing people, either through previous roles in social care or in other roles.

Some of the individuals we support may need intimate personal care, such as bathing, toileting & dressing, as well as domestic & lifestyle support to participate in a wide range of activities, including arts and crafts, drama, gardening, shopping trips, attending college courses and social occasions.

Can you show us how you would treat our tenants, for whom our home is their home, with the dignity and respect they have a right to expect?

By demonstrating our organisational values, you will be fully supported by an excellent programme of continuous training and development; allowing you to truly shine in your role!

This is a wonderful opportunity to become part of a specialist team. To find out more about the position, please download a job description & application form via the Careers page http://www.dsnonline.co.uk/vacancies/ or contact the Management Support Officer.

If you are interested in part time hours, please state your preferred days/hours on your application form. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and provide two satisfactory employment references prior to starting.

We Offer:
252hrs pro rata holiday pay + Bank Holidays, Company Sick Pay, Contributory pension scheme*, Training & Development Opportunities, Childcare Voucher Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme*, Gym Membership* & more! (* subject to qualifying criteria).

Closing Date for applications – Monday 13th November 2017 @ 12 noon.

Please note you will receive an invitation by email if you have been shortlisted to attend an interview on 22nd November 2017.

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