Casual Family Support Respite Worker (CFSRW)
Bradford Council
Bradford, UK
3d ago

Casual Family Support Respite Worker (CFSRW)


Department of Specialist Services to Children

Children with Disabilities short breaks

Casual Family Support Respite Workers

Band 7 : £10.97 per hour

Casual hours as and when required

Based at Homes providing short breaks to children with physical and learning disabilities based in Bradford and Keighley

The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers, Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.

The criteria under special knowledge and experience on the job profile which is shown in this advert outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate.

Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application .


This is an exciting opportunity for experienced and qualified child care workers to support established teams as and when required at Clockhouse , Wedgewood, Valleyview and BEST in our learning disabilities short break specialist provisions.

It can be as little as one shift per month up to three shifts per week.

Wedgewood, Valleyview, BEST and Clockhouse offer residential short break services across the whole of the district. These include overnight stays, holiday day care and after school visits.

Offering activities and stimulation within the community and the homes your role would support and enhance the young people’s time away from their family home.

This is a service for the young people giving them quality time away from their carers to help support their socialisation and community interaction.

Some young people, due the their disabilities, may present behaviours that challenge and / or have complex health needs requiring specialist additional training and support.

The homes care for children and young people with complex health and learning disabilities. This includes :

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Profound multiple learning disabilities
  • Profound multiple physical disabilities
  • To support the established teams successful candidates;
  • Must be over 18 years old
  • Must have NVQ level 3 in care of children and young people or equivalent
  • Work shifts including weekend and bank holidays. Working unsociable hours regularly.
  • Be willing and able to undertake training and development as part of the role.
  • Be willing to support personal care needs of young people .
  • Be willing to support young people in times of stress or anxiety.
  • Have experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Have the ability to nurture and support the children and young people ensuring the environment is clean and their needs are fully met.
  • Have the willingness to work with young people that communicate and interact with the world through their own interpretation and don’t follow social conventions
  • Under take mandatory and specialist training required for the role.
  • Open to challenge themselves and learn about intensive interaction techniques and approaches. Be someone that can stay stimulated in repetitive situations.
  • An enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure & Barring Service will be undertaken for this post.

    This post will be recruited via the Warner process, which means there will be a safeguarding interview as well as a formal interview and extensive checks.

    Further information can be obtained by contacting Paula Denny, Assistant Manager at Clockhouse, Oakworth Road, Keighley, BD21 1QX.

    Tel : 01535 618220 or email paula.denny

    Please find the Job Profile attached : - Casual Family Support Respite Worker JP.doc

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