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Community Support Worker - Children and Young People

About the role

We hope that you are looking at this advert because you want to join our brilliant team of Community Support Workers across Cambridgeshire, meeting the needs of disabled Children and Young People and their families.

Here are just a few of the places we are looking for Community Support Workers;

Cambridge, Huntingdon, Wisbech, Ely, Cambourne, St Ives and St Neots 

Have a look below at what we’re looking for from you……

The children and young people who use our service are telling us that they want Community Support Workers who are prepared to join in with them, be interesting, good drivers, happy and smiley, adventurous and kind.

As well as being all of those things, to meet the needs of our young people you need to tell us what you know about…..

  • Working within professional boundaries
  • Showing respect for other’s feelings, views and circumstances
  • Communicating and building rapport with both children and young people with varying needs, and their families
  • Working independently, to organise and plan your own work load

You’ll need to bring…..

  • Experience of working with children and young people or adults with a disability
  • Understanding of the principles and limits of confidentiality
  • Evidence of awareness of the impact of oppression and discrimination
  • Consideration of the significance of safeguarding and;
  • Diploma (or NVQ) at Level 2 in a Childcare related subject or be willing to work towards it

In return we will give you…..

  • A really flexible way of working that meets your needs as well as ours
  • High quality bespoke training in a variety of venues across the county
  • Excellent support and supervision
  • Confidence to grow and develop and build your skills
  • A highly creative and dynamic team of people to work with
  • The chance to help us shape and develop our services – your ideas are important to us!

If you want to find out more, please give us a call on 01480 379800 and someone will be able to talk to you about it.

To apply for this role, please upload your CV alongside a personal statement. Please use the attached job description and person specification to outline your key skills and achievements. 

This is an ongoing recruitment campaign and applications are reviewed regularly. We hold face to face interviews monthly, at one of our Huntingdon office bases.

Shortlist Date    Interview Date

08/07/2024        29/07/2024

03/09/2024        09/09/2024

03/10/2024        07/10/2024

08/11/2024        14/11/2024

06/12/2024        09/12/2024

Business insurance is required on personal vehicles used for County Council business.

Please do not delay the submission of your application - we want to hear from you today!

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits in addition to the basics like annual leave, sick pay, pension and mileage…

  • A comprehensive wellbeing package to cover all aspects of wellbeing, both in and out of work, which can also be accessed by your family
  • Buy up to 4 weeks additional annual leave (pro-rata) through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Take your bank holidays flexibly to better suit your personal circumstances
  • Make Additional Voluntary Contributions (Shared AVCs) to your pension with tax and National Insurance savings
  • Access to development opportunities, apprenticeships and qualified coaches to support your personal and professional growth
  • Paid volunteering hours each year so you can make a positive impact on our community during your normal working day
  • Access to Peer Support Groups through our IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network
  • Opportunities to nominate and receive Employee Recognition Awards
  • An Our Cambs Rewards account, giving you access to in-store and online discounts as well as our Car Lease and Cycle to Work schemes

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities. 

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.


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