Casual Sessional Worker, Supporting Children and Young People with Disabilities

Job specification

Various, Week Day Evenings, Weekends and School holidays
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£11.65 per hour plus 12.07% holiday premium
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At Swindon Borough Council, we want our town to be the best it can be. Our ambitious vision is supported by realistic transformation programmes, with the people of Swindon at their heart. Because that’s who we’re doing it for – the communities and businesses that make our town great. As part of the Council, you’ll support a friendly local authority making decisions with real impact. It’s all for better public services. Better processes. And a better quality of life, for everyone. Join us, and Swindon will be better with you.

The Aiming High Shorts Break Team work to develop positive activities and short breaks for children and young people with disabilities in Swindon. Here at Swindon Borough Council we want all children to have the best start in life and the ongoing support they and their families need to fulfil their potential.

We are looking for workers who are available to cover various session which include: Week day evenings, Saturday day time and school holidays to support young people in specialist out of school clubs that are co-ordinated by the Aiming High Team. We offer a comprehensive paid training package.

Your next role

As a part of the team you will be working directly with children and young people with a range of additional support needs. You will assist in providing a stimulating, safe and fun environment.

We are looking for staff who will support children and young people to build relationships, develop new skills, try new activities and seek out new opportunities. You must have a positive attitude and be able to bring passion and energy to this role in order to achieve this.

Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent you will have experience of working with disabled children and young people, and share our passion for ensuring the best possible support is available. We will look to you to be committed to creating a diverse workforce to reflect the children and families we work with. In return, we will ensure that you will receive a comprehensive induction and training program relevant to the post.

Candidates must be fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act – for the effective performance of a customer-facing role).

For Swindon to thrive in the future, we need to lay the foundations now. It’s why our regeneration and transformation programmes are already underway. So, you’ll be joining us at an exciting time on our journey. We’ll look to you to share your knowledge, influence decisions and drive real, positive change. With your contributions, we’ll achieve our vision of a prosperous, re-vitalised Swindon by 2030 together. And you’ll be proud to say it was made better with you.

Your next steps

Read the role profile and select the Apply button where you will be redirected to the Swindon Borough Council website to complete our online application process. Clicking the ‘Apply’ button on this job website is not an application, you must register on the Swindon Borough Council website in order to be considered for the role.

For further information about the role, please contact Leanne Barnett, Project Co-ordinator, at

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