ACTIVITY WORKER

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary See description

Updated 1 day ago

Reference 1440687

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for an Activity Worker based in Belfast

Full Time, Permanent

MACS Therapeutic Community (home) for 3 children aged between 6-14 is situated in a rural setting approx. 15mins car journey from Belfast. The children referred will have complex needs and at times extreme behaviours. These needs cannot be met in mainstream children’s homes or foster care.

We particularly welcome applications from those with qualifications in Teaching or Social Work.

PERSON SPECIFICATION – ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY POST HOLDER:

CRITERIA 1         

Professional Qualification in any of the following areas:  Social Work, Youth and Community Work. Occupational Therapy, Teaching Nursing.

And

  • 1 years’ experience of working with children / young people who have experienced significant trauma and an understanding of the associated behaviours.

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  • 3 years’ experience of working with children / young people who have experienced significant trauma and an understanding of the associated behaviours.      

CRITERIA 2          

  • Ability to work on your own initiative and make decisions (autonomous) in a responsible and accountable manner               

CRITERIA 3          

  • Ability to exhibit excellent team working capabilities       

CRITERIA 4          

  • Experience of liaising with statutory agencies in order to meet the needs of a child

CRITERIA 5          

  • Able to demonstrate excellent written skills

CRITERIA 6          

  • A full current driving license and access to a car is required so as to be able to meet the requirements of the post in full         

DESIRABLE CRITERIA      

3 years’ experience of working with children and young people in a residential setting (children’s home, leaving and aftercare, Hospitals, residential centres, respite centres)

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SALARY: £24,657 per annum & pension at 4% of salary

To apply please click on the APPLY NOW button below to be directed to the company website

CLOSING DATE: Tuesday 1st October 2019 at 09.30am

Attractive Terms and Conditions!

These are just some of the many benefits of working with MACS!

We are Employers for Childcare Family Friendly winners 2015, 2016 and 2017. We have attained Investors in People Health and Wellbeing and Gold Awards and are Irish News Awards Workplace Wellbeing Winners 2017!