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Children’s Centre Assistant Support Worker

Achieving for Children

£15,000 - £24,999

Achieving for Children


Part Time

Various part time hours available.


25/03/2018 at 23:59 PM


Achieving for Children

Vacancy Description

We are looking for a Children’s Centre Assistant Support Worker to join our team at a time of exciting and positive change.

As an Assistant Support Worker for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for:

supporting the delivery of play sessions including the direct delivery of sessions

supporting the identification of families in need of extra support

ensuring resources are safe and clean and used appropriately.

Working for Achieving for Children, you will have the opportunity to operate at the cutting edge of children’s services delivery. We are an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils in 2014, and responsible for delivering the entirety of both boroughs’ children’s services.

We have been up and running for three years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.

To be an Assistant Support Worker for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:

  • a good standard of written and spoken English
  • good interpersonal skills with the ability to relate and engage with children, parents and carers
  • experience with working with families
  • approachable and helpful with service users
  • full driving licence.

In return, we will offer you high quality support and development opportunities. If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Rachael Park-Davies on 01628 685642 for an informal discussion. Benefits of working for Achieving for Children (to be prepopulated with the AfC benefits and any additional comments from the hiring manager).

AfC was recently named as Social Work Employer of the Year for 2016 at the prestigious Social Worker of the Year awards ceremony, beating off competition from local authorities and national agencies to win the award. We were recognised for our work to encourage innovation and empower staff, building a strong team spirit, and investing in staff development.

As a social enterprise owned by three local authorities, we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. We offer a range of excellent staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements, cycle to work scheme, annual season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, and discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres and much more.

The successful candidate will have access to:

  • excellent learning and development opportunities and schemes of support
  • a competitive and desirable retention package (to include a generous local government pension scheme)
  • retention of continuous service benefits, for those moving from a local government post
  • a clear progression path when key qualification milestones are reached
  • tools and models to support practice, including Signs of Safety
  • reflective supervision from an experienced management team.

You will find out more about our organisation at

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check.

Closing date: 25 March 2018

Interview date: tbc

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