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
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
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
Caudwell International Children's Centre, Innovation Way, Keele Science & Innovation Park, Newcatle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 5NT, GB
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.
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
We'll work with your schedule.
Burton-on-trentburton-on-trent, United Kingdom
November 12, 2020
Basic Computer Skills
Verbal / Written Communication
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