Children & Young People Coordinator- Children With Disabilities

  • £18,000-£22,000
  • Maidstone, Kent
  • Imago

Are you ready for this?

Children and young people with disabilities want the same things as all young people… to have fun, make friends and feel included.

The right activities, environment and support provide perfect opportunities for young people to develop, gain confidence and self-esteem, and reach their potential.

Our Short Breaks service for children and young people with disabilities offers all of this and more. It’s an exciting programme of Saturday clubs, group activities, and school holiday and residential trips for young people aged 8-19 years.

This is where you come in… we are looking for someone who has a great rapport with children and young people, is an organised planner and is ready to have fun!

You will build the programme for your area; planning, organising and risk assessing activities that match the interests and needs of the young people, supporting personal development, independence and community engagement.

You’ll then lead the activities, working alongside colleagues and volunteers to support the young people to participate, interact and achieve their goals.

You’ll be allocated an existing caseload of young people, and will pick up new referrals, working with participants and their families to create appropriate care plans. You will need to keep excellent records and maintain regular communication with families. We want to reach more young people, so there will be opportunities to promote the service by visiting schools and community groups.

As part our wider Kent team, you will have responsibility for delivering the service in your allocated area. We have 2 posts available, covering either Dartford/Gravesham/Maidstone or Tunbridge Wells/Tonbridge/Sevenoaks. both are full-time roles worked over 4 days (Wednesdays – Saturdays) with flexibility for occasional whole weekends. You must have a full driving licence and your own car, and be prepared to drive a minibus (full training provided).

Be the one who makes a difference.

Imago is a long established, well respected and effective charity working across Kent, Medway, London and East Sussex to deliver a range of services to individuals, voluntary and community organisations, and the public and private sector.

Our mission is to promote, develop and facilitate social action, support independence and empower communities. User and volunteer engagement, leadership and involvement in decision-making are core principles.

We deliver a wide range of services in partnership with funders, public sector commissioners and private sector sponsors to children and young people, older people, carers, and volunteers.

Underpinning our work is a commitment to excellence, evidencing impact and safeguarding vulnerable people. Imago recognises its duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children, young people and adults at risk who access its services or with whom it comes into contact.

Imago offers a competitive remuneration package consisting of salary, contributory pension, healthcare benefits and 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

Post is subject to references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check

Please either submit your CV with a short covering note outlining your CURRENT SALARY or visit our website at www.imago.community for a full application.

Imago recognises that many people in our society experience discrimination or lack of opportunity for reasons that are not fair. These include: race, religion, creed, colour, national and ethnic origin, political beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability (including mental illness), HIV status, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity status, responsibility for dependants, appearance, geographical area, social class, income level or criminal record.

Imago aims to create a culture that respects and values each other’s differences. Imago sees these differences as an asset to our work as they improve our ability to meet the needs of the organisations and people we serve. We proactively seek to increase opportunities for inclusion, and celebrate diversity across our organisation and within the communities we serve.

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