Mae’r hysbyseb swydd hon yn ddwyieithog ac mae’r cyfieithiad Cymraeg ar gael yn adran manylion y swydd wag ar y porth gyrfaoedd

Role: Community Short Breaks Worker

Salary: £10.36 per hour if you hold a NVQ/QCF Level 2 Playworker/Social Care qualification or £10.16 per hour if you do not have these qualifications.

Location: Neath Port Talbot

Contract/Hours: Permanent – Part Time – 9 – 18 hours per week – after school and Saturdays


  • 29 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays,
  • Opportunity to gain professional qualifications funded by us
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Flexible maternity
  • Adoption and paternity packages
  • Up to 7% employer contribution pension
  • Discount portal with your favourite brands.

Access to a car with own insurance is essential as transportation of young people may be required.

Vulnerable children in the UK need your help

Wherever you work in the Action for Children family, you’ll be helping to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK.

Last year, we helped more than 670,000 children and families across the UK. From direct work in communities to national campaigning, we are focused on making sure every child has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive.

Why Action for Children?

Working here is more than a job. Everyone in the Action for Children family is passionate about protecting and supporting children. It’s the sense of purpose that drives us every single day. Because we know that, when we work together, we can make a huge difference to bring lasting improvements to vulnerable children’s lives.

A bit about the role

Swansea Short Breaks allows children to enjoy a safe, meaningful experience and an opportunity has arisen for a Community Short Breaks Worker to join our dedicated, friendly, warm and professional team.

The Community Short Breaks Project provides support to children and young people with disabilities. This includes support to access community-based activities in small groups, activities at the project base or caring for a child in their own home (domiciliary care).

You will be required to case manage files for these young people and develop positive relationships with their families and other professionals as well as attend training, team meetings and take part in supervisions within the day.

How you’ll help to create brighter futures

Community Short Breaks Workers work directly with children and young people in this service. You will make a difference by:

  • Maintaining a safe, stimulating, fun and caring environment, whilst supporting the young people to develop independence and social skills.
  • Helping them access the onsite facilities, whilst accompanying them to activities and outings to nearby beaches and attractions.
  • Managing case files for the young people and develop positive relationships with their families and other professionals
  • Attending training, team meetings and take part in supervisions within the day.

Let’s talk about you

Our job description for the Community Short Breaks Worker outlines the requirements of the role but the ‘must-haves’ are:

  • QCF Level 2 Health and Social Care or be willing to work towards this
  • A commitment to working on a 24-hour shift rota pattern, which includes evenings, night working, weekends, and some bank holidays.
  • Experience of working with children and young people.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Registration or willingness to register with Social Care Wales (support will be provided)
  • Being responsible for Safeguarding of the children and young people
  • Access to a car with own insurance is desirable but not essential as transportation of young people may be required.

Good to know

Application Process

There are five sections to complete: Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration.

Talent Pool

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Contact: Scott Jones on 01923 361 778 or at

Diversity, equality and inclusion

At Action for Children, we’re dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic and disabled candidates as they are under-represented within Action for Children. We want to take deliberate and purposeful action to ensure equal opportunity to all groups in society and for Action for Children.

Don’t meet every single requirement?

Studies show that women and Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic people are less likely to apply for a job unless they meet every qualification. So, if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with the job description, we’d love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role, or another role within the Action for Children family.

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