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Short Breaks Link Worker

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 18.5 

Salary:£21,589 - Pro-Rata 

NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 3NG 


Closing date:20 January 2020 at midnight 

There are various permanent positions available for Short Breaks Link Workers, to work either 9.25 or 18.5 hours predominantly at evenings and weekends.

The starting salary is £21,589 rising to £22,911 on first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time).

We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…

There has never been a better time to join Nottingham City Council. Known for inclusivity and innovation, we have also won a host of Employee Benefits Awards, are a leading employer of Apprentices and we are continually working around the clock to deliver high quality services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.

Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.

Join an organisation that gives you extra – we will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Short Breaks Link Work Team. Our team support children and young people with disabilities and complex health needs to access their community, develop friendships and gain independence. As part of the Short Breaks Link Work Team you will have the opportunity to access a wealth of training in order to develop your skills and work as part of a supportive team to deliver the best services possible to the young people we support. The role offers the opportunity to become an important part of young people's lives and enable them to achieve their aspirations. As their allocated link worker, you will support young people on a weekly basis aiming to achieve identified outcomes and developing independence, by taking part in a variety of fun and exciting activities.

Working with young people with Autism, Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities and complex health needs, successful candidates will be supported to develop their knowledge to become all around experienced support workers. The role supports Children and Young People who live within the Nottingham City area and the post holder will offer direct support and care both in the young person’s home (where appropriate) but mainly in their community.This support will be on a 1:1 basis; however, some young people will require 2:1 support, dependent on assessed need.

Successful candidates will possess knowledge and experience of supporting children and young people who can demonstrate challenging behaviour. They must have a proactive 'can do' approach and the ability to think creatively when planning Link Work Sessions. Candidates should be physically able to carry out all the duties of the role; i.e. supporting complex needs and challenging behaviours.

Candidates should ideally have their own mode of transport, or be able to use public transport for the efficient performance of duties in line with service requirements.

Previous applicants need not reapply.

Essential Requirements

  1. Experience of working with disabled children, young people and their families;
  2. Experience of identifying and supporting others to deliver positive outcomes for children and young people;
  3. Ability to demonstrate a ‘can do’ approach that will give confidence to linkers/carers and families we are working with;
  4. To respond promptly to incidents that may have child protection implications and refer appropriately to case holder.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check against the Children and Adults Barred List.

For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.

If you would like to request a call regarding the roles, or for any informal enquiries, please email with your details.


Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.

This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.

Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment to this agenda, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed

We particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and applicants that consider themselves disabled as these groups are currently under represented within our workforce.

Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.

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