Children and Young People’s Enablement Officer – Manchester (part time)

Manchester

Closing date: Wednesday, 6th Feb 2019

Job Title: Children and Young Peoples (CYP) Enablement Officer
Location: Washbroook House, Old Trafford, Manchester
Salary: £10.44 per hour
Hours per Week: 14
Annual Leave: 25 days plus 10 Statutory holidays (pro-rata for part time roles)

Henshaws is a Northern charity that helps people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to achieve their ambitions and go beyond expectations.  Our support, advice and training enables people and their families to build skills, develop confidence, help each other and look forward to a more positive future.

Our Children and Young People’s (CYP) service is expanding due to an exciting new partnership funded by the Big Lottery. Henshaws, together with Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC), Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Manchester (BGCGM) and West Bromwich Albion are working  together to develop service to reach more blind and visually impaired children and young people across the country.

As a CYP Enablement Officer as part of this project, you will implement Henshaws Children and Young People’s Pathway with specific focus on delivering Friendship Matters Activities for CYP across Manchester.

Our Friendship Matters (FM) activity programs provide CYP opportunity to take part in fun, social and leisure activities and challenge themselves to take part in new experiences while meeting and making friends and developing their self-esteem, confidence and independence ensuring CYP have the same social and leisure opportunities as their sighted peers.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Work in partnership with project partners to deliver effective services for Children and Young People (CYP) living with sight loss, in line with the terms of the project and funding.
  • Plan, risk assess, deliver (recruit & manage sessional workers where required) and evaluate a monthly weekend Friendship Matters program, for vision impaired CYP aged 11 – 18yrs with a range of needs, providing social opportunities and practical experiences to develop their independence and confidence, at venues across Manchester, including for example, youth clubs and community centres.
  • Provide on-going support, information, advice and guidance to families as needs arise to ensure families continue to receive the help they need aside from FM activities, referring and signposting to relevant professionals where necessary.

Experience of working with and supporting children or young people aged 0 to 18 years or working with or supporting parents, families and carers including group activities and/or one to one activities is essential. Experience of supporting children and young people and/or adults with disabilities is preferred but full training and induction will be given.

The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate sensitivity towards diverse needs and difficulties faced by children, young people and families where disability has impacted on their lives.

For more information please view the job description. To apply please complete and submit a completed application form via the form below or to recruitment@henshaws.org.uk

Henshaws aims to employ a diverse workforce and is committed to equality of employment and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.  This role will require an enhanced DBS check, please refer to the job description for further details.

Registered Charity No: 221888

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