Kent
£17,000 - £22,000 per year depending on experience
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you passionate about children reaching their full potential?

Are you confident, self-motivated, flexible, and have a ‘can do’ attitude?

  

This is an exciting opportunity to join an established team working with children and young people with mild to moderate disabilities. Imago is a leading charity providing support and opportunities to people across the South East.

You will join an established team and have responsibility for a dedicated area. Following training, you will manage an existing caseload, new referrals and deliver a programme of after school café-style groups (8-15 years), Saturday Clubs (15-19 years) and school holiday trips.

In this role, you will plan, organise and risk assess fun and engaging group activities that support personal and social development, and promote independence. You will work with local businesses, services and communities to ensure equality of access.

As a lead, you will work with both colleagues and volunteers to deliver sessions, encouraging peer interactions. Challenging behaviours and situations require a calm and measured response, in line with Imago Safeguarding Policies. Excellent record keeping is essential using our bespoke database.

In addition, you will build trusted relationships with families by keeping in regular communication.  

A key aspect of this role is to raise awareness and promote the service. There is the opportunity to attend events and meet with schools, as well as developing wider networks.

You can make a difference and help young people try something new, make friends, and lead a happy and fulfilled life.

Post is subject to references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.  A full, clean driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential as you will be working in different location.

To apply, please submit your CV with a short covering note outlining your CURRENT SALARY.

Imago recognises that many people in our society experience discrimination or lack of opportunity for reasons that are not fair. These include: race, religion, creed, colour, national and ethnic origin, political beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability (including mental illness), HIV status, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity status, responsibility for dependants, appearance, geographical area, social class, income level or criminal record.

Imago aims to create a culture that respects and values each other’s differences. Imago sees these differences as an asset to our work as they improve our ability to meet the needs of the organisations and people we serve. We proactively seek to increase opportunities for inclusion and celebrate diversity across our organisation and within the communities we serve.

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Imago is a long established, well respected and effective charity working across Kent, Medway, East Sussex and London to deliver a range of ser... Read more

Refreshed on: 02 October 2019
Closed date: 17 October 2019
Job ref: CYPSB170919
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker