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Short Breaks Weekend Support Worker

Brunel Academies Trust
Swindon, Wiltshire
Contract Type
Full Time
£11.46 per hour
Start Date
As soon as possible
25th June 2023 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
As soon as possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1294378

The Opportunity

Short Breaks delivers a service for children aged 5-18 with SEND. The Short Breaks service provides afterschool, weekend and school holiday respite for children and families.

Providing a meaningful and fun experience opening opportunity to try new things in a safe, positive, and inclusive environment for all. The children and young people (CYP) that attend, have a variety of additional needs including learning difficulties, social & emotional, physical and medical.

We’re looking for weekend team members to join us as we continue to grow! So if you are looking to do some weekend work, need additional work over the holidays or just generally want to do a bit extra over the weekends and have a passion for learning through play for children of SEND, this could well be the opportunity for you, maintaining the fun factor!

Saturday and Sunday 09.45 – 16.15 with a 20min lunch break. You could do both or either/or Saturday or Sunday however we have the greatest need for Sunday at the moment.

Reporting directly to the Short Breaks Senior Lead, we are looking for an enthusiastic and SEND passionate Support Worker to assist our team with the aim to meet the end goal of our Trust: to collaborate and build a successful community of mainstream schools and SEND provisions to ensure our pupils and students have the education they deserve.

Your Role

  • Supervision of all children attending the provision
  • Set up play spaces
  • Ensure activities are safe, creative, inclusive and appropriate
  • Ensure the provision is clean and tidy, adhering to hygiene routines throughout the day
  • Lead activities such as role play, outdoor play, arts, drama, storytelling, crafts and cookery
  • Attend to children’s interpersonal & intimate care needs (toileting, changing, administering medication, peg feed) Manage behaviours that challenge us in accordance with Brunel policies and procedures
  • Be a positive role model to children and young people
  • Provide children with drinks and snacks where appropriate ensuring health and hygiene standards are adhered to
  • Consult with children and involve them in session activities
  • Contribute to children individual skill plans, documenting observations during sessions
  • Share information with the leadership team completing paperwork where necessary

Your Experience

Our person specification attached will contain the full areas of skills and experience, but it is really important to us that you feel comfortable and confident in your role, so although you may not have everything desirable, there are some essential features our appointee will need to have and these include:

  • Model professional communication with CYP
  • Ability to provide documented records on CYP participation & achievement
  • Able to follow instruction
  • Basic ICT skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Ability to remain calm when dealing with behaviour that challenges us
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Be able to work in a team


Brunel Academies Trust is a rapidly developing Multi Academy Trust. We value our colleagues and the effort they put into our children and young people day in and out. Whether through continuous professional development (CPD) to feed your ambitions, personal and impartial support through challenging days or exciting and easy to use discounts to enjoy with friends and family, we have a package of excellent benefits which are available to all staff including:

Support on continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities

  • Support on continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities
  • Brunel Perks – exclusive discounts on a range of products and retailers from cinema tickets, food shopping and holidays
  • Discounts with Swindon Designer Outlet Village
  • Carefirst – impartial counselling service in person, by video call or phone as well as a citizen’s advice function for advice and support on personal or professional queries
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Free on-site parking
  • Annual pay progression opportunities

Location: Shaw Farm (UET site), Shaw, West Swindon

To learn more about our Trust and our mission, please do visit our website at www. brunel or for more information on this exciting opportunity please write to resourcing @  Alternatively, please call 1793 286634


Safeguarding Statement:

Brunel Academies Trust is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people (CYP) and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check, references and medical clearance. All references will be obtained prior to interview in line with Safer Recruitment and KCSIE.

Brunel Academies Trust is dedicated to the vision of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that reflects diversity from the communities it serves. We value the contributions of all colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds and actively seek to promote an environment which is free from discrimination and harassment; which at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance.

Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010, Brunel Academies Trust welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process that is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, pronouns preference, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy, paternity or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Brunel Academies Trust

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