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Befriender (Paid) in Kingston Upon Thames

Working with young people with Disabilities and SEN, looking after them at home or taking them out for activities. This is a chance to build their confidence and introduce them to new things, whilst gaining great experience working with young people which can develop your career. All Befrienders have a DBS check and are trained for the role. You must be able to live within a reasonable travel distance to the London Borough of Kingston Upon Thames.

What we offer:

  • Working with Children
  • Flexible Hours
  • Career Development

What are you going to do

Ruils offers a Sitting & Befriending Service to families living in the London Borough of Richmond (LBR) and Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames (RBK).

The service provides families with access to:

Sitters to enable them to go out and have a break, and Befrienders who enable children and young people to engage in social and leisure activities

As a Sitter / Befriender you can work for more than one family, and families can use more than one Sitter / Befriender.

You will be employed by Ruils as a casual worker on a sessional basis and paid monthly in arrears.

Hours will be agreed with the family (sometimes in conjunction with Ruils) but you should have a minimum of 3-4 hours a week available (daytime or evening) and be able to commit to providing a service for at least a year.

You must work, study or live within easy travelling distance of LBR and / or RBK.You can work as both a babysitter and a befriender or you may choose which role you would like to fulfil.

Both the Sitter & Befriender posts require you to:

  • Listen to the needs of the child / young person and their family and follow agreed guidelines and instructions
  • Support the child / young person to meet their agreed outcomes
  • Actively promote the inclusion of disabled children and young people into mainstream activities
  • Provide a safe environment and constant supervision of the child(ren) / young person or in your care
  • Take reasonable and responsible care of your own health and safety
  • Maintain confidentiality in relation to the child / young person and their families
  • Work according to Ruils' Safeguarding Policies
  • Adhere to the Ruils Code of Conduct.

What we ask:

  • No minimum education required
  • Experience working with young people
  • Childcare qualification a bonus
  • Must complete a DBS and training

Extra information

Education Level
College
Location
Kingston Upon Thames
Type of Contract
Casual / Part Time Jobs
Salary indication
Between £9.00 and £12.00 per hour
Responsible for
Befriending
Type of Job
Teaching / Instructors / Guides, Home Care
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
No
Car Preferred
No
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Yes
Cover Letter Required
No
Languages
English

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