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Befrienders - Essex

Posted 146 days ago by Thurrock Council

Our befriending groups are made up of small groups of staff and small groups of children and young people.  Each of the three groups meets three times a month to participate in community-based activities. We are looking for befrienders that could support these groups, offering varied and stimulating activities. You will be working with children aged 8-19 with a broad spectrum of needs. 

Successful candidates will work as follows: One evening every other week (3 hours) and one Saturday per month (6 hours). Total contracted hours: 12 per calendar month.

  • Successful applicants will be required to:
  • Support disabled children and young people to access community-based activities.
  • Support children to develop their social interaction skills, friendships, life skills & independence skills.
  • Assist the befriending group leader with planning, organising and facilitating safe, enjoying, fun activities for the children in the group.
  • Work as part of a small team to provide a reliable and efficient befriending service to disabled children in Thurrock.
  • Successful applicants will have previous experience of direct work with disabled children.

For an informal discussion about these posts, please contact Sarah Chapman, Centre Manager or Peter Dyer-Davies, Deputy Manager on 01375 652200. QUOTE - WORKINSOCIALCARE.COM 

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an Enhanced level will be required for this post.

Our vision – Thurrock: a place of opportunity, enterprise and excellence where individuals, communities and businesses flourish.

Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills . We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent intu Lakeside , and breath-taking countryside all around. There is over 1,000 acres of land ready for commercial development and there are likely to be 30,000 new homes built with transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.

We are an area of massive growth; £6bn has already been invested by the private sector in Thurrock. We have seen 7,000 new jobs created, with a further 30,000 anticipated in the next 20 years, and 1,170 new businesses in the borough, with leading centres in ports and logistics, retail and creative industries.

Thurrock Council is an Investors in People (IIP) Gold accredited organisation and committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.

We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.


£17,553 to £22,101 Pro Rata


Tilbury, Essex

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