Senior Enable Leader
The Enable Team works across Shropshire providing supported social opportunities for children, young people, 0 – 18 years, and those that care for them of all ages, growing up with the impact of a Hidden Disability.
As part of the Enable team you will work both in your local area and across the county providing both the support required for success and delivering a range of multi activity, including sport, sessions in community facilities, family days out, activity sessions for specific age ranges without their families and one to one sessions with identified families.
With the overarching aim to provide safe, welcoming, positive, meaningful, high quality sessions and to ensure the successful participation of all members, at all Empathy activities.
This not a social care or teaching role.
It is a capable, trusted, approachable anchor. A friendly face to be depended upon and to gently encourage, to push participants outside of their comfort zone and catch them if they fall. Your role is to deliver the activities and have fun whilst leading by example and breaking down the barriers for all.
A strong team needs a strong lead and as a Senior you must lead from the front.
Our Seniors lead by example of their own high standard of delivery of all activities. They demonstrate teamwork through good organisational and communication skills to ensure the team is organized and has the right support, encouragement, and information to deliver the planned activities to that that same high standard.
At times you will have to think on your feet, working both within a team and managing yourself to always deliver to the highest of standards.
You are responsible for working in partnership with both the team lead and your team to ensure that every session is planned and delivered to ensure successful outcomes for all. You are also the communication link between the participants, the team and your team lead.
Empathy believes that everyone has a role to play in keeping children safe and takes the protection from harm of all children and young people very seriously. As an Enabler you have a vital role to play in keeping children safe and it is expected that you will know, understand, always work within and know how to implement the safeguarding polices procedures and be confident and comfortable to raise any concern about any child.
Experience and Qualifications
Experience of delivering high quality activity sessions for young people, aged 0 to 18 years in addition to;
A good standard of general education.
A proven track record leadership skills.
A strong sports background or demonstrated active lifestyle.
A commitment to the Empathy ethos and to supporting those growing up with a hidden difference.
Proven ability to convey information and skills to people.
The commitment and skills to do the job to the best of your ability.
A full, clean driving license and transport.
Personal, work experience or interest in working with young people with autism and associated additional needs and their families.
Knowledge of autism.
Trained in Health and Safety and Manual Handling.
Trained in safeguarding and child protection.
Trained in First Aid especially paediatric.
Confident, Outgoing and Positive
Non-judgemental and Empathic
Calm under pressure
Able to communicate with a wide range of people
Able to work on own initiative and as a part of a team
Able to work flexibly over a range of hours/days
Hours and Benefits
£9.50/ hr whilst training, raising to £11.50 following completion of trial period, training period and appraisal.
Full training and ongoing personal development programme provided.
Membership of the reward gateway offering discounts, wellbeing support
and staff recognition scheme
Place of Work: Various. Regular session at community venues in Church Stretton, Oswestry, Telford and Shrewsbury. Local nationwide venues for Out and About and Unleashed; Transport from central pick-up points is available for Out and About and Unleashed.
Accountable to: Area Team Lead and CEO
Responsible for: Activity participants, Enable Team
The position is run on a zero hours contract to provide flexibility for all.
We run a number of projects around the county and these provide a wide range of opportunities and hours for that are prepared and able to travel.
CONNECT; 3 hour sessions on Saturday in Church Stretton, Oswestry, Telford, Shrewsbury.
Out and About; min one session / week of every school holiday, sessions 3 -7 hrs.
Unleashed; One / week of each school holiday.
Social Sibs ; 3 hr sessions 1st and 3rd Friday of the month Shrewsbury.
Social; 3 hr sessions 2nd and 4th Friday of the month.
Outreach; Community 1:1 work variable hours.
As a minimum we will need you to commit to;
The CONNECT sessions in your area.
One Friday evening / month.
One Out and About / week – School Holidays Only.
One Unleashed / Week – School Holidays Only.
However, if you would like to work more sessions the hours are made available to all.
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