Children and Young Person’s Support Worker – Birmingham

21 November 2023
2 min read.

Closing date ongoing.

Location:
Birmingham

Salary:
£10.90 per hour

Hours:
Variable Hour contracts are available between 16-37 hours per week. (Evenings, weekends and holidays)

Accountable to:
Children and Young Person’s Coordinator

C&YP Service:

Purpose of the post and role:

To support the CYP Coordinator in the delivery of social and recreational activities across Birmingham.

Primary duties:

• To follow a person centred approach when providing activities and support for children and young people with complex needs.

• To take the lead for specific tasks as designated by the coordinator.

• To mentor and support new staff during their probationary period.

• To undertake training and take responsibility for children/young person who require tube feeding or emergency medication.

• Ensure that all information for a designated group of children is kept up to date including “All About Me’s” protocols and risk assessments.

• Ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people by proactively managing safeguarding principles and practises.

• Maintain a safe, creative and stimulating environment for children and young people’s social, leisure and recreational activities.

• Attend staff meetings before and after sessions on a planned basis to discuss and assess the progress of the service.

• Attend training sessions.

• Support children & young people to participate in arts and crafts, games, sports, drama, music, & outings.

• Be aware and respond to health and safety issues.

• Follow financial and administrative procedures as directed by the Children and Young Person’s Coordinator.

• Follow first aid procedures and keep records of all accidents, incidents and treatment given.

• Provide personal care when needed respecting the dignity and privacy of the individual at all times.

• Monitor and evaluate children and young peoples’ progress through observation and record keeping.

• Promote Midland Mencap to families and other agencies.

• Ensure that responsibilities are carried out in accordance with Health and Safety legislation, and Midland Mencap’s Equal Opportunities and Child Protection Policies.

• Ensure appropriate professional boundaries with children, young people, parents and carers, staff and volunteers are maintained across the service.

• Be available to work flexible hours city-wide.

• Participate in planned regular meetings with the Children and Young Person’s co-ordinator and other Midland Mencap colleagues.

• Attend planned training.

General background:

• Be willing to undertake a DBS.

• A minimum of one year’s experience of working with children and young people with learning disabilities and complex needs or transferable experience/knowledge.

• Ability to use person centred approaches to plan & deliver social, leisure and recreational opportunities for children and young people with learning disabilities and complex needs.

• Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, parents, carers, children & young people.

• Good written and verbal communication skills.

• Practical arts, crafts, music, drama, sports or games skills.

• Have held a position of responsibility.

Experience and knowledge:

• To work as part of a team.

• Demonstrate an ability to motivate and encourage children and young people with complex needs to participate in activities.

• Show an understanding of alternative methods of communication that could be used with non-verbal children and young people.

• To plan and deliver creative programmes to meet individual levels of ability and need.

• Willing to undertake further training.

• Be able to participate in sports and other physicals activities.

• Demonstrate an ability to work on own initiative.

• Demonstrate leadership skills.

Desirable additional skills:

• Have a current driving licence with access to own transport.

• Be qualified in First Aid.

• Be able to speak an additional community language.

When Applying for this job role please complete the 2 forms below and attach them to your email when you apply:
Word Document Format:
Application Form Word
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Word

PDF Format:
Applications Form PDF
Equal Opportunities Monitoring PDF

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