Childrens and Young Persons Worker, Additional Needs Specialist

  • Job Reference: AGS349
  • Date Posted: 6 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Peterborough Women’s Aid
  • Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
  • Salary: £25,232
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Support Workers
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Childrens and Young Persons Worker, Additional Needs Specialist

We currently have an opportunity for a Children and Young Peoples Worker, additional needs specialist, to join Peterborough Women’s Aid.

You will provide practical and emotional support to children and young people who have additional needs and are living in our refuge. 

You will need a flexible approach to supporting children and young people as you may be required to undertake some work outside of office hours. In addition, you will participate in an Out of Hours service, providing on call support to refuge service users at evenings and weekends.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • To contribute to each child’s individual support plan, implementing actions, through casework discussions.
  • Promote the welfare of children through providing appropriate levels of support to children e.g., helping children to express their feelings through play, and to cope with the changes in their lives.
  • Provide resources (both material and physical) in order for children to play/express themselves in age and culturally appropriate ways.
  • Arrange individual sessions with children according to their needs.
  • Arrange a variety of social outings relevant to the children and young people at the refuge
    Assist mothers to find school and nursery places for their children and to offer appropriate levels of support to maintain attendance at these establishments
  • Provide advocacy role with and on behalf of children.
  • Attend Child Protection Conferences and participate in core groups as necessary
  • Provide respite care for children during the day so mothers can access support on their own

Liaison with staff, other agencies, and volunteers

  • Share with the other Children’s Worker overall responsibility for the provision of play facilities for children in the refuge.

Development of Service Provision

  • Attend in-house and community meetings that may enhance work practices

Administration and Finance

  • Produce information, reports and publicity documents as may be required.
  • Fundraise to supplement the children’s budget in conjunction with the other Children’s Workers and other staff members.


  • Together with the other children’s worker, to be responsible for health and safety upkeep of play equipment in playroom, conservatory, and garden.

Benefits of working for PWA:

  • 28 days annual leave
  • Clinical supervision
  • Access tour full training package
  • Flexible working
  • Hybrid working
  • Well-being hours, once per week
  • Bank holidays off
  • Paid on call time
  • Workplace pension scheme

We are an Equal Opportunities organisation. This role is exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1. As such we can only consider applications from women.

Closing date:  26th June at 5pm

Interviews: TBC

If this sounds like a role for you, please hit apply now!

Our reference: AGS349

Vacancy: Childrens and Young Persons Worker, Additional Needs Specialist

Location: Peterborough

Salary: £25,232
Hours:  37 per week

Contract type: 3 years minimum subject to funding review

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