We are looking to recruit a course facilitator who will deliver workshops to parents of disabled children as part of our new Parents Connect service.
About the service
A new and exciting service launching in London, Parents Connect is aimed at parents or carers of disabled children at or around the point of diagnosis. It provides a useful, natural and flexible way to meet other parents in a similar situation, obtain useful information and develop friendships and support networks that endure as their child grows up.
Parents Connect aims to reduce the social isolation many parents of disabled parents tell us they feel, improving parents' ability to manage and navigate periods of high stress and thereby improving the experiences of disabled children. It is a regional product with provision embedded in the community.
- A parent or a carer of a disabled child or someone who has extensive experience working closely with families of disabled children
- Can demonstrate lived experience of disability for a minimum of 2 years
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
- Ability to show empathy
- Responds positively to change
- Confidence in dealing with conflicting priorities
- Strong IT skills including Microsoft Office
- Confident user of digital technology who can demonstrate a positive approach to the adoption of innovative products and tools
- Ability to work flexibly over six days depending on identified local need (see below)
- Willing to travel across Leeds to deliver sessions
- Bring drive and enthusiasm to the role and can demonstrate a passion for improving disabled people’s lives
- As you will be responsible for the delivery of each programme of workshops, ideally you will have group facilitation and training experience, but full training, support and supervision will be available
- Experience in creating delivery materials/content
- Knowledge of the social model of disability
Depending on the local demand, Parents Connect may need to deliver sessions outside of standard working hours (Monday- Friday 9am-5pm) For example, throughout the week we could deliver:
- One daytime session (10am-12pm)
- One evening session (6pm-8pm)
- One Saturday session (10am-12pm)
Please note this is subject to availability of the parents we are working with. A degree of flexibility is required to ensure delivery and success of the programme.
Please apply with CV and covering letter fully detailing your suitability for this role.
At Scope our mission is to drive social change so that disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. We want to achieve everyday equality and support disabled people to get the best start in life, live the life they choose and be financially secure.
Find out more about Scope
Equality and inclusion are at the heart of Scope’s mission and we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace with equality of opportunity for everyone.
We welcome applications from disabled people, and guarantee interviews to disabled applicants who meet the minimum job criteria. Please let us know in your application if you would like to be considered for this.