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
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.