Activities Coordinator

Social Care People
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£29120.00 - £33280.00 Per Annum
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Activities Coordinator

We're looking for an experienced Children’s Disability Coordinator / Senior Coordinator to deliver an exciting range of activity clubs for an important charity.

Position: Children’s Disability Delivery Coordinator / Senior Coordinator

Salary: Coordinator - £26,000 - £29,000 dependent on qualifications and experience

Senior - £29,120 - £33,280 dependent on relevant Level 3 professional qualification and a minimum of 2 years of relevant delivery experience.

Location: Reigate / Epsom

Closing date: 16th July at 5pm

Interview date: 22nd July

Hours of work: 35 hours per week

Term time hours: Tuesday – Saturday 09:00 – 17:00

School holidays hours: Monday – Friday 09:00 – 17:00

Interviews will take place for this role as suitable applications are received and the role may close before the closing date upon a successful candidate being appointed.

Benefits include: Free Gym Membership, Free Parking, Discounted Childcare and Pension Scheme.

About the role:

The Children’s Disability Coordinator / Senior Coordinator will coordinate and deliver an exciting range of Short Breaks activity clubs for children and young people aged 5 - 17 with additional needs and disabilities. You are based at our Centre in Reigate, attending our clubs on Saturdays and school Holidays in Tadworth and Worcester Park.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Plan and deliver a structured programme of enjoyable, recreational, high-quality activities to meet the needs of children and young people with additional needs and disabilities who attend Short Breaks clubs.
  • Lead and line manage a team of workers and volunteers and assist in the recruitment and training of the Disability sessional team.
  • To coordinate and take responsibility for the planning, allocation of places, and staffing to ensure the safe delivery of Short Breaks clubs.
  • Have responsibility for processing new referrals, initial assessments, individual care plans and any associated risk assessments.
  • To develop strategies and behavioural support plans for young people attending activities and accessing YMCA Disability Services.
  • To be aware of Ofsted requirements and ensure Short Breaks clubs for children are compliant, with ongoing monitoring.
  • Administer medication for children and young people with health needs and undergo relevant training and transfer this knowledge onto the staff team.
  • Work closely with individual children and young people and their families to identify a range of social, recreational and leisure activities to meet the needs of young people and children.

About you

As the Children’s Disability Delivery Coordinator, you will have strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. You will demonstrate a positive attitude, lead by example and have the ability to monitor and maintain safe working practices.

To succeed in the role of Children’s Disability Delivery Coordinator, your key skills will include:

  • Minimum Level 3 professional qualification in Childcare, Disability, Health or Social Care or Education (or equivalent) or commitment to complete a level 3 professional qualification
  • Minimum of one year's experience working with children and young people with additional needs in a play, educational or social care setting.
  • Experience in dealing positively with young people with complex health needs and challenging behaviour

Senior Coordinator – all the above plus a minimum of two years’ experience of working with children and young people with additional needs in a play, educational or social care setting.

  • Experience leading and managing a team of part-time staff or volunteers.
  • Experience in managing services, staff, and young people with disabilities in a play, educational or social care setting.

About the organisation

The employer is a vibrant charity that has been actively supporting the local community since 1871. We help people to believe in themselves, support them to achieve their goals and inspire them to be the best they can be by providing services that focus on those who are vulnerable, have a disability or face disadvantage.

Other roles you may have experience with could include: Activity Development Worker, Activity Development Leader, Senior Club Leader, Club Leader, Holiday Club Leader, Holiday Club Team Leader, After School Club Team Leader, Support Worker, Holiday Club Assistant, Playworker, Supply Teacher, Secondary Supply Teacher, Adult Social Club, Activity Lead. #INDSCP

PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation.