Children and Young People Club Assistant

Imago

Kent

Attractive Hourly Rate

Part-Time / Any

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Job Information

Imago is a long established, well respected and effective charity working across Kent, Medway, East Sussex and London to deliver a range of services to individuals, voluntary and community organisations, 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 offers a competitive remuneration package consisting of salary, contributory pension, healthcare benefits and 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

Due to the start of a new contract, Imago are seeking additional Children and Young People Club Assistants to cover every district across Kent

Working Hours:
Up to 30 hours per month, consisting of weekend and evening work.
Staff must be able to work the following sessions:
Term Time - After school clubs – working hours 3.30pm until 6.30pm and Saturdays 9.30 am until 4.30pm.
Easter and Summer School Holidays Monday – Saturday 9.30am until 4.30pm.
The number of sessions worked are by arrangement.

Full training will be provided for the right applicant, a compassionate and positive outlook and a desire to make a difference to the lives of young people in Kent is more important than previous experience

Purpose of Role:

To work with colleagues to successfully deliver and develop a range of exemplary, innovative and responsive services to support Young Carers and Disabled Young People.

Main Duties:

• Assist with the delivery of ‘respite clubs’ that are Young Carer/Disability focused youth groups
• Support children and young people to access mainstream community services
• Any other tasks and responsibilities that may be identified as necessary as the service evolves and develops

Qualities/skills:

• Ability to stay calm in a crisis and be measured in your response; be non-judgemental and measured in your actions
• Excellent oral communication and level of numeracy, literacy (GCSE A – C or equivalent or demonstrable experience)
• Self-reliant and able to work with minimal supervision, as well as good team working skills
• A willingness to work flexibly
• A commitment to equal opportunities, diversity and making services accessible to all sections of the community

Essential Experience:

• Hold a current driving licence and have access to own transport is essential

Desirable Experience:

• A desire to work with young people on a one to one basis and in groups
• A broad understanding of the issues affecting young carers and disabled people

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 and 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.

Clare Blakeborough

4 days ago

CYPA140318

992918

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