Becoming a community short breaks worker

Becoming a Community Short Breaks Worker

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A Community Short Breaks Worker supports disabled children and young people within their local community.

So that children can be involved in leisure and social activities, the role involves:

  • looking after children within the child’s own home
  • taking children out into the community
  • supporting children alongside their families
  • offering support when families and children need it (evenings, weekends, school holidays)

Being a Community Short Breaks Worker provides the opportunity for people with experience in working with disabled children, including those with challenging behaviour (and who would like to) to develop their skills in this area.

Training and support is provided by Short Breaks Placement Workers.

Work with York recruit the 'short break workers' who offer much needed respite to support families; see their website for details of social work and social care temporary, long term placements with us.

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