Finchley, Greater London
£20,231 - £20,232 per year
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

This highly successful service enables young people and adults with learning disabilities and/or autism to access a wide range of community based fitness, leisure and learning opportunities.

Under the direction of the manager, the post holder will coordinate the service and be required to

  • Work with a team of community-based staff  and volunteers
  • Co-ordinate a monthly programme of activities
  • Support the manager in developing the project and ensuring that it reflects the wishes of the users
  • Recruit and provide ongoing support for volunteers
  • Assist in the recruitment and supervision of staff as required
  • Ensure that the needs of service users are identified by undertaking assessments, and make appropriate referrals where necessary
  • Promote respect for the rights and choices of individuals at all times
  • Ensure that the service is culturally sensitive
  • Develop links with carers, relatives and other professionals as appropriate
  • Ensure that the views of services users are incorporated into the running of the project
  • Have a commitment to the safeguarding of the service users at all times and take responsibility for reporting any concerns immediately to the manager and Barnet Council’s social work team.
  • Co-ordinate the day-to-day running of the project to include planning and organisation of the monthly activities programme and work rota, deal with related telephone calls, emails etc.
  • Utilise IT systems effectively, including cloud based database and SharePoint
  • Maintain effective communication systems with different groups
  • Assist the manager in monitoring outcomes as required by funders and others
  • Ensure that records are kept up to date within our policy and procedures framework
  • Respond to calls from service users and others
  • Assist in the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
  • Arrange adequate staffing for activities
  • Supervise and appraise staff as required
  • Organise training as required
  • Assist in the recruitment, selection and induction of volunteers
  • Arrange adequate volunteer cover for activities
  • Supervise volunteers as required
  • Organise training as required
  • Ensure that risk assessments are carried out, recorded and regularly updated
  • Ensure that health and safety standards are maintained and that policies and procedures are followed
  • Develop links within the community and with other organisations and promote positive images of people with learning disabilities and people with autism
  • It is expected that the post holder will perform in such a way that furthers the values of the organisation with reference to equal access and opportunity and quality of service provided
  • Actively promote equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice at all times.
  • Available to work 28 hours per week (4 days) with occasional weekend and evening work
  • Available to share on-call duties for out-of-hours work and to be able to respond to calls as required
  • To undertake any other duties which may be necessary as part of the role

The duties and responsibilities of the post may change over a period of time. Only significant additional duties or responsibilities as required by the Chief Executive will render the post for re-evaluation

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Refreshed on: 20 December 2019
Closed date: 03 January 2020
Job ref: COPS Co-ordinator
Tags: Social Care/Development, Operations

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