Job title: ‘Little Stars’ Early Intervention Southern Project Worker
Department: Early Intervention Project Team
Location: Southampton based with travel as required
Hours: 28 hours per week
Salary: £25,422 FTE (£20,338 pro rata for 28 hours per week)
Start Date: July 2019 onwards
Duration: 3-year pilot project (with potential to extend)
SHINE is the National Charity in England for children and adults with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus. We provide specialist support from before birth and throughout the life of anyone living with the conditions, as well as to parents, families, carers and professional care staff.
Purpose of the role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced Project Worker with drive, enthusiasm and motivation to work with local, regional and national colleagues to deliver our ‘Little Stars’ Early Intervention Project (funded by The National Lottery Community Fund) across the Southern Region.
The aim of the project is to improve the life chances of children, who are 10 years old or under with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus, by promoting independence and providing them and their families with early intervention support.
Working with local and regional colleagues you will be responsible for delivering:
- One to one proactive support delivered to beneficiaries at key life stages, coordinated with SDWs and health teams to ensure no cross-over.
- An increased presence in multi-disciplinary clinics across England
- Medical advice through our specialist health team and physiotherapist
- Engagement with schools including producing/distributing resources, as well as raising awareness and undertaking school visits
- A programme of local support groups and family outings in the Southern Region
- Regional information sessions and events in the Southern Region
- Referral and signposting of beneficiaries to other support networks outside of Shine, where appropriate
In return, Shine will offer you:
- A competitive salary
- 3% pension contribution
- 20 days holiday plus bank holidays + additional discretionary leave between Christmas and New Year
- Support to learn and develop
For more information about Shine and a detailed job description, please visit Shine's website
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Val Stokes at Shine
To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter explaining how you fulfil the requirements of the role to Val Stokes by 12pm on Monday 24th June 2019
Interviews arranged w/c 1st July 2019. However, we reserve the right to interview suitable candidates before the closing date, therefore we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.