18 Mar, 2019
People in Action (Yorkshire)
Purpose of the post.
To lead on planning and delivery of the TEAM youth sessions, providing inclusive youth-led activities to young people with learning disabilities, including autism and Asperger’s, aged 13 – 18 years old. You will be responsible to develop a programme of activities which meet the outcomes of the project whilst supporting and ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the young people during the session.
Key duties and responsibilities.
To develop quarterly session plans in consultation with the young people which reflect the outcomes of the project.
To write weekly and quarterly reports to the Project Co-ordinator.
To support and encourage the young people in the group to participate in the activities.
To plan and deliver a structured programme of sessions in accordance with each child’s risk assessment and individual profiles.
To support and empower young people to engage in activities of their choice and involve them in the design of sessions.
To risk assess each activity and venue before delivery.
To work with the Project Coordinator to plan external trips with the group.
To continuously monitor and collect feedback from young people using creative and inclusive methods.
To continually evaluate and develop the activities to meet the needs of the young people.
To manage a budget when purchasing resources and materials required for the sessions.
Act as a mentor and role model for your support staff and volunteers to ensure a strong and effective team.
To lead a brief and debrief with staff and volunteer team before and after sessions.
To ensure clear communication with members and positive relationships with parents and carers. This includes utilizing the young person’s communication book.
To ensure the social, emotional, communication and physical needs of each young person is met in a manner that is sensitive to the religious, cultural, linguistic and ethnic origins of the individual.
To use skills to communicate effectively with all members, and ensure an inclusive approach to each young person’s individual communication skills.
To be a key holder for the venue in which TEAM is held
To ensure the safety and wellbeing of young people at all times.
To attend all relevant training required for this role.
To attend mandatory, quarterly supervisions held by the Project Coordinator outside of usual session times. This includes team meetings.
To contribute to the promotion and marketing of the project.
Ensure all relevant procedures are fully adhered to including Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Confidentiality and Data Protection.
To be responsible for receiving, communicating and reporting any compliments and complaints from stakeholders.
To be flexible in the role that may require sessions to be delivered other than Saturdays including school holidays or full days if a trip is organised.
Any other reasonable duties as required
We are looking for an experienced and reliable person who can take the lead on planning, delivering and monitoring quality sessions for children and young people with a learning disability, Autism and complex needs.
All the below are ESSENTIAL criteria for the role;
Minimum of 12 months experience of working with children and young people
Experience and understanding of working with people with learning disabilities, Autism and complex needs.
Experience of managing challenging behaviour and adopting positive behavior strategies with children and young people
Ability to use a variety of communication tools and inclusive methods when working with young people.
Experience leading and mentoring others to achieve a shared outcome.
Self-starter who can manage their own time to ensure sessions are well planned and relevant administrative tasks are completed.
Ability to engage and build rapport with young people
Knowledge and commitment to a young person centered approach
A positive, creative approach towards working with young people
An understanding of safeguarding
An understanding of equal opportunities and commitment to inclusion.
An understanding of health and safety and risk assessment
Ability to communicate professionally with parents/carers and colleagues
An enthusiastic and flexible approach to the post
Able to work flexibly at weekends, school holidays and other sessions
We welcome applications and should candidates be successful during the interview process we will then close the job advert
People in Action (Yorkshire)
Crossgates, Leeds, UK
Part time & Casual