MAIN exists to offer advice and services tailored to individuals and families living with Autism and other disabilities, to raise their aspirations, empower themselves, and to increase confidence.
The role includes working with children and adults in a variety of community settings. It will involve planning and mapping out services, working creatively within a team and being able to lead and manage outreach workers.
You will be working in a variety of groups for both children and adults, from after-school based sessions and holiday play-schemes to adults social groups.
• Plan, coordinate and supervise activities.
• Outlining briefings for the team, setting out session plans and ensuring resources are in place to carry out activities.
• Managing budget for service, ensuring targets are being met
• Ensuring that outreach workers work within the guidance set out in policies and procedures, following health and safety policies and individual support plans, moving them towards meeting agreed outcomes.
• Maintain records relating to participating children, their attendance and any accidents or incidents relating to any specific service such as social clubs, play-schemes, 1-1 support etc.
• Manage staffing for own service ensuring ratios of children to staff are met each session.
• Awareness at all times of children’s welfare developments and appropriate behaviour, including the use of appropriate specialist approaches for children on the Autism Spectrum.
• We are looking for good communicators with excellent people skills.
• You will enjoy working with our service users.
• You will act as a positive role model, encouraging the development of communication and social skills, with fun and challenging activities.
• Previous experience of management, as the successful candidate will have responsibility for managing their own outreach workers both within a club setting and on an outreach basis.
• You will be a team player.
• You may have a special interest that you would like to share with the children i.e. sports/creative art/cookery/drama/dance etc.
• Level 2/3 NVQ in childcare or proven experience and knowledge of working with children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition or additional needs.
• Understanding of Equal Opportunities, Vulnerable Adults/Child Policies, Risk Assessments, Policies and Procedures, personalisation agenda.
AREAS COVERED: Teesside
TRAINING: Full induction process is carried out for all new employees along with Autism Awareness training, Team Teach training, Accredited Level 3 Understanding Autism Qualification, Leadership qualifications, First Aid and Food Hygiene along with any additional qualifications identified through the PDP process.