Working 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,play and creative activities 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.
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.
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
A good standard of general education
A proven track record working as part of a team.
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.
Enthusiasm and a Sense of Humour
The commitment and skills to do the job to the best of your ability.
Experience of delivering high quality activity sessions for young people, aged 0 to 18 years.
Personal, work experience or interest in working with young people with autism and associated additional needs and their families.
Knowledge of autism
Trained or a willingness to train in Health and Safety and Manual Handling
Trained or a willingness to train in safeguarding and child protection.
Trained or a willingness to train in First Aid especially paediatric.
A full, clean driving license and transport
Confident, Outgoing and Positive
Non-judgemental and Empathic
Calm under pressure
A sense of humour
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
Pay Scale: £7.50/ hr whilst training, ( or minimum wage for those over 21 ) raising to £9.50 following completion of a 12 week trial and training period and appraisal.
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 Craven Arms, 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.
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