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Children Services Worker

Based in Aylesbury



Annualised hours either 8 to 16 hours per week on weekends.

Children's Services Worker – Buckinghamshire

Location: Wycombe and Aylesbury and surrounding areas

Contract: Annualised Hours – (working 8 or 16 hours on weekends)

Hours: Weekend working, Saturdays and/or Sundays (additional hours are available in all school holidays and occasionally term time mid-week)

Salary: £9.23 per hour

Do you want to have fun at the weekend and get paid for it?  Come and work for Bucks Activity Project and help our children and young people flourish under your support.

What we do:

Action for Children run the local service Bucks Activity Project, providing county-wide play and leisure activities for children and young people with disabilities and learning needs, aged 0-19.

We build positive relationships with families and work with professionals to ensure we support each child to acquire the best outcomes. Our services take place in different parts of Buckinghamshire to ensure we meet the needs of all the children and young people, so you may be working in a venue based activity one week and a community based activity the next!

About the role:

As a Children's Services Worker, you will work as part of team working with children and young people aged 0-19 years old with additional learning needs & disabilities. You'll be promoting their independence and wellbeing as they participate in play and leisure activities. We run venue- based sessions for the younger children aged 0-8 and older children can take part in swimming, cinema trips, Go Ape, bowling, and farm visits to name a few. Weekend shifts are 8.45am – 5.15pm and you can work Saturday and/or Sunday.  The choice is yours.  All we ask is that you are willing and able to get fully immersed with the activities and with the children and young people and be prepared to join in the fun!

Our sessions and activities run on alternate weekends in the north and south of the county. E.g. week 1 we would be in Wycombe area and week 2 we would be in the Aylesbury area.  You will be expected to travel between both and occasionally we run activities in other areas of the county such as Buckingham, Milton Keynes, Maidenhead, Amersham depending on service needs.  We pay a fair proportion of mileage for all work-related travel.

Please see our attached leaflet for more information. You can also click on the following links for more information about us……. See for yourself how fun and rewarding it is to work for Bucks Activity Project;




You will do this by:

  • Assisting in the running of weekend sessions that involve participation in arts and crafts, cooking, construction toys, outdoor games and reading books.
  • Supporting children and young people to take part in our out and about activities in the local community.
  • Help promote and measure outcomes of physical and social development alongside communication and imaginative growth.
  • Carrying out personal care and administering medication (Training provided)

What will you need?

  • Voluntary or paid experience working with children and young people
  • The ability to work safely with children
  • Have a positive attitude and desire to give the best care to children and young people
  • Ability to support children and young people to have fun and positive experiences
  • Level 2 or 3 Early Years and Childcare qualification (NNEB, CACHE, NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Childcare and Education) (Desirable)
  • Knowledge of disabilities/additional needs (desirable).
  • Willingness to travel to local services and group activities across Buckinghamshire
  • Access to own transport (desirable), we could potentially offer support if you don't have this
  • Ability to attend occasional training, potentially out of work hours

How we reward you:  

We have a first rate employee benefit package including but not restricted to;

  • Competitive salary – based on defined job roles and grades.
  • Excellent paid holiday allowance- minimum 29 days (pro-rata) plus additional public/bank holidays
  • We support you and welcoming new additions to your family – flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages
  • We have a contribution scheme that matches a maximum of 7% employee and 7% employer contributions which includes a death in service benefit.

Apply now!

£9.23 Per Hour
annaulised hours
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Closing Date:
8th July 2020
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