DIY Respite Carer

Aberdeenshire Council

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  • Reference: ABS18877

Job Description

Do you have experience of working with children with additional support needs/disabilities? Are you caring, enthusiastic and reliable? If so we are looking for carers to join our teams who provide a ‘fun activity club’ for children with additional support needs/disabilities. The DIY Club also provides much needed respite for parents/carers.

The DIY Club likes to involved children in arts and crafts, baking, outdoor play, construction, role play and community based activities such as swimming, playing in the park, going on the bus or train into Aberdeen or attending coffee mornings and local events. The children who attend the DIY Club are involved in planning activities that they would like to take part in.

The DIY Clubs run every second Saturday and you will work 6.5 hours per session, this includes time to set up the activities planned for the day before the children arrive and time tidy up at the end of the session.

This post is regulated work with Children and/or Protected Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

Location - There are 2 positions available, 1 based in Inverurie and the other is for Ellon.

Work Pattern - The hours of work are 6.5 hours per fortnight every second Saturday but the contract is for 3.25 hours per week.

This post has a minimum requirement of two references, one of these must be your current or most recent employer.

Informal Enquiries to Sharon Napier - 01467 539202.

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