We are looking for someone or multiple people to take on the role of Senior support worker. Hours will be flexible- We operate term time 2pm to 7pm Monday to Friday. 9am to 1pm Saturdays. Half terms and holidays 9am to 2pm. We are a small and friendly team in Lambeth. Lifelong Family Links is a charity supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families in the London Borough of Lambeth.
In this role, you will be responsible for the after-school club, Saturday and half-term projects. You will also line manage a pool of 8-16 support/playworkers, agency workers, volunteers or social work students undertaking a placement at the LFL.
Our projects are mainly aimed at 5 to 25 years olds, in particular those on the autistic spectrum, and we provide support for their families. We aim to ensure disabled people enjoy a rich and full individual and family life, engaging with, and contributing to, their local community.
LFL has been recognised for delivering quality and much needed short break services. The specialised care services are for a more challenging group of children and young people with behavioural difficulties, communication needs, including mental health and social exclusion. The projects offer a range of different activities to stimulate disabled children and young people and encourage their social and emotional development. Not only by participating in activities designed explicitly for CYP with ASD disabilities but also by promoting integration and socialisation with peers in universal settings, which is in a safe, nurturing, supportive environment. Moreover, we are working on outcomes that will develop emotional resilience and help them feel more positive about themselves, which also includes, employability components through our Early Intervention project and Life skills project, respectively.
New staff, volunteers, work experience staff are put through an induction programme to support them in their roles which includes some shadowing. Training opportunities are also provided with both faces to face and online.
- A relevant qualification and/or significant experience of working with young people with special needs
- Experience managing a caseload and working collaboratively to achieve outcomes
- Leadership experience
- Experience working in partnership with a multi-agency team
- Thorough understanding of safeguarding, professional boundaries and confidentiality
- Experience working with SEND young people.
LFL strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
An enhanced DBS disclosure is a requirement for this post. Our recruitment checks, induction, and ongoing support and supervision reflect our commitment to safeguarding our service users.