* Staffordshire Community Support


Disability Support Assistant

Disability Support Assistant - Newcastle-under-Lyme

Be rewarded and have new experiences, volunteer with us as an Disability Support Assistant.

 

Can you:

  • Be patient and reliable
  • Have experience of or the desire to support children/young people with disabilities
  • Have good communication skills
  • Work alongside a variety of different people
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Use your initiative but also ask for help when needed
  • Be willing to challenge discrimination.

What you can expect:

  • Interacting with service users, whilst listening to what they have to say, to make their voice heard
  • Supporting with sensory play, arts and crafts, reading, cooking
  • Join in and helping with activities.
  • Contributing to children/young person’s social, emotional and educational development
  • Keeping records of activities including session and travelling times

 What we can offer:

  • Getting to know some great people!
  • Gaining experience in supporting children and young people with disabilities
  • Enjoying sense of personal satisfaction

 Action for Children does what’s right, does what’s needed and does what works.

Our Vision

Staffordshire Community Support has been providing short break services throughout Staffordshire for almost 20 years enabling over 1000 young people to enjoy positive experiences away from home.  Through developing effective relationships we have developed a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the issues parents/carers face and our mission is to work collaboratively to support children and young people accessing our services.

We are commissioned by Staffordshire County Council through the Aiming High programme to support young people with SEND needs living in Staffordshire.  We currently provide a 1:1 support service to work with a child or young person towards a specific target or outcome and a range of groups throughout the county.

Lifeskills and Independence is the provision of 1:1 support to children and young people with SEND, to enable them to attend existing groups and activities, independently of their parents and carers, to help them progress and achieve their potential in areas which we have agreed with young people and families.

 

The service is for children and young people aged 11-25 and they are eligible to access up to 56 hours support 14 x 4 hour sessions (8 hours per month) and we have been working towards some of the following outcomes with the young people:-

  • Independent travel training
  • self-care/dressing/mealtimes,
  • getting out of the house to reduce isolation  
  • improve social skills and socialise with friends,
  • explore volunteering opportunities
  • learn how to budget and shop independently
  • gain confidence to access your local leisure centre

    and start a new sport or learn a new skill.

Our groups are for children and young people aged 0-18 years and we run regular swimming groups, sensory groups, funday groups, school holiday activities and groups for teenagers.