Our aim at Special People North is to provide support workers with a range of different experiences to families and carers who have children, young people or adults with special needs.
We take great care to always match the family to the support worker with the most relevant experience. We are always interested to hear from qualified support workers who have a full driving license and transport available and who would like to hear about our flexible working conditions.
We are currently recruiting! For further information click the link below:
Or you can download an application form here and send it to us with your CV (details are below).
Because we provide support at home and away, or for overnight cover, we can provide work outside of normal office hours to suit those who are looking to return to work after having a family or who want to work just a few hours a week perhaps in conjunction with part-time work elsewhere.
Accompanying families on holidays and excursions is also a service we can provide and we are always looking for support workers who would be able to accommodate this type of request.
If you are have qualifications and experience – ideally with an emphasis in special needs – in any of the following areas and are interested in flexible working conditions in different environments we would like to hear from you:
- Specialist community public health nursing
- Health studies
- Community health
- Health and social care
- Speech therapy
- Social work
- Social change
- Music therapy
- SENCO teaching assistants
Download an application form and submit it with your CV either via email or post:
Postal Address: Joy Daglish, 5 Swiss Hill, Alderley Edge, Cheshire SK9 7DP
Statutory Disclosure requirements
An enhanced DBS (formerlyCRB) disclosure will be required for all staff.
Throughout employment staff will be required to re-apply for Disclosure through the DBS every 3 years, unless you have made your DBS portable, in which case we will need to verify your DBS during your interview with the DBS update service.
In September 2012 new legislation introduced in the Protection of Freedom Act 2012 affected CRB arrangements. In December 2012 the CRB and ISA bodies merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
“Working for special People North is a most satisfying experience. It’s a great feeling working for an organisation, who truly values my experience and skills. This is reflected in the way I have been introduced to the families I have worked with and any concerns or suggestions I have made have been listened to and acted on.”
“Joy has great empathy and understanding of the needs families and children with disabilities, and has a truly person centred approach when it comes to accommodating staff and the families they support. In my experience this is reflected in ensuring I am able to utilise my skills and knowledge of working with children with learning disabilities, providing the families I have worked with the peace of mind that their child is in safe hands while they are either out at work or enjoying a bit of well needed ” time out”.
“In a sea of mediocrity, S.P.N. is a beacon of hope to anyone requiring care.”
Quotes from Special People North Support Workers