Volunteer Support Worker

We are currently seeking sociable, self-motivated and enthusiastic individuals to be part of our support-working team. If you have time to spare over the school holidays why not think about becoming involved in this valuable and rewarding role.

The Children’s Respite Trust is a charity providing support for families of children with disabilities. We provide holiday sessions for children and young people with Autism, learning disabilities, physical disabilities and health needs and their able bodied siblings. These are family activities with parents present rather than direct child-care.

As a volunteer support-worker you will be supporting our team with varied duties and no two sessions are the same. Our children and young people are individuals and deserve to be treated as such. You can expect to be helping our children and young people to take part in our activities during the holidays.

We want you to flourish with us and as such we will offer you the guidance and support you will need to do so. You will be supported by our Centre Manager and full training will be provided.

What are we looking for?

  • Basic knowledge of care: To care for our children and young people you will be expected to have a basic understanding of the care and support needs of people with disabilities and respecting them as individuals. However, if you don’t have any knowledge or experience full training and support will be provided.
  • Showing dignity and respect to the young people and staff you will be working with
  • A commitment to quality and providing the best support we can to the children and young people within our care.

The Children’s Respite Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults; as such an enhanced DBS disclosure is required.

As part of our recruitment process, The Children’s Respite Trust collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. We are committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data to meet its obligations under GDPR.