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Parent Support Worker 

Join our dynamic team of Parent Support Workers supporting parents with children with additional needs and disabilities to get the most out of life.  In this role you will be providing 1-2-1 advice sessions and on-going case work support to parents with children and young people with complex needs. Based in Hounslow, you will provide information, advice and practical support to help parents to access services and activities in their local community. Working with the Ruils children's team, you will also arrange workshops where parents can learn from experts on key issues.

We actively encourage parents with children with additional needs to apply. We will consider school hours, job shares and flexible working. Please get in touch as we are very keen to hear from parents. 

You will be supported to develop your skills and experience. However, knowledge of children's services in Hounslow would be advantageous.  A willingness to learn and a “Can Do” attitude is a must.

Apply now by downloading:
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form 
Intro & Guidance Parent Support Worker
Parent Support Worker JD and Person Spec


Please note: we would like you to show us how you meet the person specification numbered 1-13 in your personal statement. Failing to do this may prevent you from being short-listed for interview. 

Closing date is Friday 29th of March 2pm.
Interviews will be held on Friday 5th of April 2019
You can email your application to us at 

Sitter/Befriender for Children and Young People with Special Needs

Are you looking for more than just a job? Ruils offers a Sitting & Befriending Service to families with children who have disabilities living in the London Borough of Richmond (LBR) and Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames (RBK). 

The service provides families with access to:

  • Sitters to enable them to go out and have a break, and
  • Befrienders who enable children and young people to engage in social and leisure activities

As a Sitter / Befriender you can work for more than one family, and families can use more than one Sitter / Befriender. You will be employed by Ruils as a casual worker on a sessional basis and paid monthly in arrears. 

Hours will be agreed with the family (sometimes in conjunction with Ruils) but you should have a minimum of 3-4 hours a week available (daytime or evening) and be able to commit to providing a service for at least a year. 

You must work, study or live within easy travelling distance of LBR and / or RBK and have previous experience working with children. You can work as both a babysitter and a befriender or you may choose which role you would like to fulfil.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and interviews will be set up individually.

Download the Application Pack below to apply and return your completed form to or .

Job Description

Application Form


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