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Caudwell Children

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Established in 2000, Caudwell Children is a national charity which works to transform the lives of disabled children and their families, enabling them to challenge the barriers they face throughout childhood by providing practical and emotional support.

The charity is going through an exciting period of growth having recently opened a new state-of-the-art facility for multi-disciplinary therapy programmes for childhood disability and research of neurodevelopmental conditions, including autism, within the grounds of Keele University.

The family support service that we deliver at Caudwell Children is instrumental in ensuring that we help as many disabled children as we can. The energy redress scheme is a funded project to support parents/carers of disabled children in their own home, to provide the support that they need as well as to identify and engage families to address energy efficiency and affordability, a huge step to transforming the lives of disabled children.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Understand specific needs of families with disabled children
  • Assisting the charity to expand its reach to families with disabled children in the UK. Providing practical and emotional support to families face to face
  • Deliver essential services and support families ensuring homes are warm and efficiently heated
  • Assist in conducting personalised home surveys and provide a combination of information and support to understand energy bills, energy improvements and reduce energy costs

This list is not exhaustive

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential Criteria

  • Professional individual
  • Empathetic with the ability to liaise with families in need
  • Excellent telephone manner and clear communication skills
  • Ability to provide advice to families in a professional and objective manner
  • Trust worthy and reliable

Desirable Criteria

  • Understanding of fuel efficiency would be beneficial however training will be provided
  • Access to a vehicle
  • Previous experience of working/ volunteering with disabled children and their families
  • Previous experience of conducting home visits
  • Knowledge of local area
  • Awareness of services and support available would be beneficial however training will be provided

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About Caudwell Children

Location:

Caudwell International Children's Centre, Innovation Way, Keele Science & Innovation Park, Newcatle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 5NT, GB

Mission Statement

Caudwell children transforms the lives of disabled children across the UK. We act as a safety net for families who are unable to gain the help they need. We dont believe in waiting lists for children. We treat families and their children as individuals We are a national charity with a local heart The Charity's management and running costs are covered by a kind benefactor so that donations go directly to help children in need.

Description

Caudwell Children can help with:

- Family support services and short break activities

- Mobility and sensory equipment

- Access to life saving surgeries and treatments

- Life changing therapy and support programmes for children with brain injuries and their families

- Fully supported family holidays for children fighting life threatening illnesses

Children & Youth
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Burton-on-trentburton-on-trent, United Kingdom

(52.81403,-1.63714)
 

SKILLS

  • Data Entry
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • The suggested time commitment for this role is around 3 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months
  • A driving license and access to a vehicle is desirable but not required

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