Sessional Support Worker – East Anglia/Essex

Sessional Support Worker – East Anglia/Essex

Salary: Up to £11.76 per hour

Hours: Sessional

Locations: Saxmundham, Thorpe-le-Soken, Canvey Island, Colchester, Standord-le-Hope & Southend.


Here at Compass we make a difference to children’s lives.

We understand that a child’s emotional development can depend on their age, ability and experience, but most importantly the access to a significant person in their life. A person who can help shape their future.

Could this be you?

We also know that life can get really busy; it may be that you’re looking for part time work to fit around an education course, the school run or your family. Perhaps you’re looking to get back into work or start your journey in a new career. A part-time role with Compass is the ideal place to start! You will ideally have experience in working with children and young people on your CV. Whilst the role has its challenges, the results you will see from the children you work with are incomparable.

In order to be successful in your application you will be subject to a rigorous safer recruitment process, subject to references and enhanced DBS check. As a member of staff, you must adhere to a strict code of conduct regarding your behaviour at all times.

Why work for Compass?


Competitive package (see above).


Compass homes are decorated to the highest standard, allowing children to express their characters, feel safe and enrich their lives.


Excellent training opportunities and the chance to undertake further qualifications to support your career progression.


Win up to £150 in vouchers every month from our REACH Awards.


A great work/life balance. Flexible working patterns, with two weekends off in every three.

Your tasks will be

Teaching independence

Using life skills, you will assist with the care of our children and young people, including practical aspects such as cooking and cleaning.

Creating memories

Take part in a range of interesting recreational events, including holidays where appropriate.

Building relationships

You will create positive relationships with the children, meeting their needs and safeguarding them at all times.

Giving Structure

Consistency and organisation skills are key. You will create timetables, setting boundaries and expectations for the young people.

Building Structure

You will meet a variety of children and young people, some of whom may require high levels of supervision and support.

We need you to have

A valid, manual Driving License

You must be aged 22 or older

Ideally Level 3 Residential Childcare

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