The role will provide one-to-one support, enabling disabled children to access universal activities of their choice and whenever possible in their local community. The short-term support offered encourages universal settings to become fully inclusive to all children and offers support to individual children to become integrated into those settings and become more independent.
This role is a flexible role and is not full time; it can fit around studies or another job. Working hours are usually between 1 and 2 hours per session plus time to complete the appropriate paperwork and training.
Main responsibilities and accountabilities:
Working with Scope’s Activities for All service to offer information and support to universal settings in order for them to meet needs of disabled children.
Where appropriate offer individual one to one support to disabled children to access activities of their choice, whilst coaching the group to start taking on the role.
Plan and prepare face to face or online meeting with family and child before starting activity to understand child’s needs.
Act as a link person between the child’s family the setting
Act as a link person between the setting and Activities for All
Ensure all appropriate paperwork is completed in an accurate and timely manner
Ensure all training is completed in a timely manner
Ensure that all support is delivered in line with Scope’s policies and procedures and in particular Safeguarding policies and procedures are adhered to.
Mandatory for all staff:
To work seamlessly across department or team boundaries in a collaborative and constructive manner to implement Scope’s strategic direction
To demonstrate a commitment to customer service excellence and deliver against the requirements of Scope’s quality framework
To work within Scope’s policies and procedures
Qualification, Knowledge and Experience
Gained or working towards (level 3 or above) qualification in Playwork, Health, Social Work, Psychology or another related field.
Knowledge of Inclusion policies and procedures
Experience of inclusion work with children/young people with challenging behaviour, disabilities and/or complex needs
Experience of working with children and young people in a play/leisure environment
Good time management and ability to plan own workload and work to deadlines
Ability to work on own initiative as well as following set procedures and working in conjunction with others
Knowledge of Safeguarding and child protection
Commitment to providing a child-centred service
Proven family support / community development skills
A pro-active attitude to the development of inclusive leisure opportunities for children and young people
Knowledge of facilities/services regarding play provision in Leeds
A positive approach to the issue of risk in children’s play
Skills and Competencies
Excellent communication both orally and written
Computer literate, including Office 365 and Zoom
The ability to manage complex tasks, situations and relationships. family support / community development skills.