Closing Date – Ongoing
£10.90 per hour
Variable Hour contracts are available between 16-37 hours per week. (Wednesday evening and/or Saturday daytimes)
Children and Young Person’s Coordinator
That all children and young people with a physical or learning disability or difficulty have access to fun, safe and inclusive experiences and opportunities that unlocks their potential.
Through a passionate, committed and highly trained team, we will deliver high quality, person-centred social & recreational activities and support to children, young people and their families.
Our Core Offers:
– Safe, Secure & Quality Places to Live
– The Right Care, Support, Advice & Guidance
– Meaningful & Fun Opportunities and Activities
Purpose of the post and role:
To support the CYP Coordinator in the delivery of social and recreational activities across Worcestershire.
• 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.
• 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.
• Participate in planned regular meetings with the Children and Young Person’s co-ordinator and other Midland Mencap colleagues.
• Attend planned training.
• Be willing to undertake an enhanced CRB.
• 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.