Short Breaks Crew Member Are you looking to help extraordinary people achieve extraordinary things? Diverse Abilities offers you the opportunity to achieve this and is now recruiting for Short Breaks Crew members to join our East Dorset team working across Bournemouth, Christchurch, Ferndown, Poole and West Moors. The role is a part time position that will offer hours for bank and school holidays.
To support more complex children and young people with additional emotional needs and disabilities and their siblings in their play at a variety of activities across the BCP area.
To ensure positive outcomes and the continual safety, health, and wellbeing of the children and young people using Children’s Services.
Key duties & responsibilities:
Take responsibility for a child for the session, whilst team working for the care and oversight of others,
Follow each individual child or young person’s care plan and contribute to their continuing development,
Assist where necessary any child or young person with eating and drinking, or maintaining their nutritional needs,
Support children and young people to fulfil their social and emotional needs through play/activities,
Always encourage acceptable social behaviour from all children,
Follow guidance of other professionals in providing learning opportunities; follow any schemes/programmes suggested by therapists etc.
Be innovative in suggesting opportunities for activities, play and learning,
Accompany children and young people on outings and trips,
Encourage self-advocacy whenever possible and help the children and young people in their attempts to communicate their wishes and desires,
Where children and young people are unable to articulate for themselves, be prepared to speak up for them, promoting the child or young person’s known views and preferences,
Discuss and report any concerns about the children or young people with senior staff,
Adhere to the highest standards of Safeguarding Procedures including completing body map forms as required and passing to the supervisor of the session.
Attend and take part in staff meetings and discussions. Play an active role as part of the staff team,
Attend all mandatory training courses and be responsible for own learning and personal development,
Support more complex children and young people with additional emotional needs and disabilities to help fulfil their social needs through play/activities on a 1:1 basis,
Play an active role as part of the staff team and act as a role model for younger staff,
Report back to parents about the child/young person’s experience of the activity,
Discuss and report any concerns about the children or young people with senior staff and by being aware of the organisation’s policies and procedures and attending appropriate training courses,
Attend activity sessions including (but not limited to) at the West Moors Families Centre, high ropes, swimming, ringo's, cinema trips, bowling, rock climbing, archery, theme parks and more,
Replace games and toys after each activity, removing any broken items from general circulation,
Implement and work to all policies and procedures, which are available to read at the CHAOS Families Centre office.
We offer a wide range of employee rewards and benefits. These include:
Comprehensive staff rewards
Contributory company pension scheme through auto enrolment
Access to discounted BH Live Active Gym membership
Access to discounted Nando’s
Access to discounted Cineworld cinema tickets
Access to discounted massage and physiotherapy
Access to cycle to work benefits
Access to child care vouchers
Level 3 Diploma in Children & Young People Full UK Manual Driving Licence
Basic numeracy and literacy
Hourly rates of pay as follows (Coping with CHAOS):
16 - 18 years: £4.62
18 - 20 years: £6.45
21 - 23 years: £8.36
23+ years: £8.91
Project My Time: £8.91
Job Type: Part-time
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: £4.62-£8.91 per hour
Driving License (preferred)
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