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Children's Service - Summer Holidays Support Worker

Are you passionate about assisting children with disabilities and complex health needs? Are you seeking a role that encourages creativity and enjoyment? Join our Short Breaks team today!

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Are you looking for a job that really makes a difference to the lives of young children?

We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic Support Workers to work during the summer holiday play scheme, for children and young people with disabilities.

The play schemes cater for children aged 3 – 18 years old, offering plenty of opportunities for the children to explore, play and socialise through a wide range of experiences.

We will provide all the training you need and support you to reach your full potential as a Support Worker, so experience is not always necessary! But you will need to be physically fit and resilient as well as having enthusiasm, energy and a strong belief in every child’s right to take part and have opportunities to play.

In return, you’ll have the opportunity to use your imagination and sense of fun every day to make each play scheme special to the children that attend. One day you could be painting posters in the hall, and the next you could be chasing the managers around the garden with water guns! The fun and opportunities are endless.

Above all you must be willing to play, let your hair down and have fun!

Please read the Job Description below for full details of the role.

Safeguarding Statement

The Hamlet is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and at-risk adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will find our full Safeguarding Policy as part of our application pack to read before completing your application. We are committed to ensuring that all aspects of recruitment reflect this. Short listed candidates will be invited to a two-part Warner and role related interview.

Role Details

Post: Short Breaks Support Worker 

Based at: The Hamlet Children’s Centre, Johnson Place, Norwich NR2 1SJ.

Posts Available:  Summer Holidays Support Worker.

The summer holiday play scheme runs from 22nd July 2024 - 23rd August 2024.

You will be required to work a minimum of 15 sessions across the 5 weeks. Monday - Friday with an opportunity to pick up more sessions should you want to.

The normal hours of work are 9.00am – 4.00pm. 

Rate of pay : £11.44 per hour

Closing date for applications:  12 noon on 24th May 2024 
Please note that we reserve the right to close the vacancy before the stated closing date, therefore early applications are encouraged.

Interviews: To be arranged with candidate.

Purpose and Scope of the Role

To support our play schemes for children with disabilities at our Children’s Centre during the summer holiday. Supporting children to play as well as caring for their personal needs such as feeding, toileting and dressing. Activities for the children take place both at the centre and in the local area.

Supporting our Safeguarding Commitment:

You will be required to hold a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check and have supplied at least 2 satisfactory references before starting work. Any conviction or adverse report relating to care, children, at risk adults, or dishonesty would make a candidate unsuitable for this role.

To Apply:

We’d love it if you could submit your application online by downloading our application pack, completing the forms, and sending them to

If you require an alternative method of applying, or documents in a different format, please give our HR Team a call on 01603 215193 or send an email to 

Please note that we do not accept CV's

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