Activity Support Worker

Northants Short Breaks Service (SBS) is a county-wide service providing short breaks to children and young people and their families, supporting a range of ages and needs We have an inclusive approach that takes into account age, disability, and wider needs. It fits with our ethos of believing in the importance of allowing children and young people to socialise and develop relationships with other children and young people, regardless of their age, need and ability. The SBS staff are highly committed and dedicated. We provide a safe, fun and consistent environment for children and young people to be themselves. Children and young people have the opportunity to socialise with peers, build confidence, resilience, self-esteem, and independence. Our clubs are a place to relax and have fun while learning and trying both new and familiar activities that help them to develop and grow. Action for Children staff provide and respond to the emotional, behavioural, physical, and medical needs of each child and young person. Who we support Children and young people in Northamptonshire, aged 5 to 18, with a range of needs, such as Moderate Learning Disabilities (MLD), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Asperger’s, and Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD). Parent, carers and families who have a child/children with a disability.

Skills

Ability to report to provide updates to Team Leaders. Attention to detail. Ability to report any Safeguarding concerns appropriately in a timely manner. Reliability Compassionate and contentious Creativity to adapt activities to ensure an inclusive environment for all. Creative skills, drawing, painting, crafting and imaginative play. Enjoy engaging with children and young people through play and activities

Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Availability Details

Weekday Evenings Term Time - 6pm - 8pm Various locations Saturdays 9.30am - 3pm Various locations Holiday Clubs (during school holidays) every weekday 9.30am - 3pm Various locations. You would not be expected to work at every location. A offer of support 1 day a week would be gratefully received.


Location

This opportunity is available Countywide.


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