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About The Role

Family Intervention Senior Practitioner - Wakefield Awareness Support Project

Employer - Kids

Location - Kids (Yorkshire) The Active Centre, Castleford WF10 3UA

Salary - £11,139.50 (£22,279 full time equivalent)

Contract – 18 hours to include 2 evenings per week (flexible hours to be discussed at interview)

Essential - Drivers licence 

The good stuff / benefits:

  • Join a company that truly cares about your wellbeing
  • Enjoy an enviable annual leave package, starting at a generous 25 days and growing each year up to 30 days.
  • Option to buy an additional 5 days holiday.
  • Enjoy your entitlement to Bank Holidays.
  • We've got your back with Maternity and Paternity Pay.
  • Rest easy knowing you're covered with our Death in Service plan.
  • Invest in your pension plan with the option to top it up knowing that Kids is also contributing 3%.
  • Achieve work-life harmony with flexible hours tailored to your needs.
  • Unlock exclusive discounts at hundreds of online retailers through our employee benefits portal.
  • Spread the word and reap the rewards with our enticing "Recommend a Friend" scheme.
  • Access confidential support and expert guidance 24/7 through our Employee Assistance Programme, helping you navigate both personal and professional challenges.
  • Take care of yourself with Company Sick Pay which you are entitled to from your first day.
  • 5 days of paid family/carers leave.
  • Salary sacrifice schemes available
  • Develop your mentoring skills by either being a mentor or signing up for our mentoring programme.
  • Expand your horizons with Kids online learning platforms, offering a wealth of professional courses for your personal and career development.
  • Apprenticeship programmes available for employees
  • Benefit from a colleague engagement programme enabling your voice to be heard.
  • Lean on us during difficult times with Bereavement Leave.

Wasp is a service with a unique approach to supporting the emotional well-being of children and young people. It’s aimed at children and young people dealing with anxiety and low mood due to Autism Spectrum Condition or other neuro-developmental conditions, diagnosed or not.

We’re all about nurturing peer-to-peer support. Our aim is to build resilience and confidence, empowering parents to support their young ones in seeking appropriate help in the future. We’re here to help set clear goals and outcomes for the family. We will understand, support and help everyone thrive.

Before you read on, please take a moment to read the reason one of our colleagues does what she does:

“Wasps doesn’t feel like a job. To be part of something that makes such a difference to people’s lives is amazing. Everyone needs be part of a community, not feel isolated and scared. Being a parent carer can be terrifying and I am passionate about keeping families’ safe, confident and feeling happier. Parent carers can be lonely, have to leave work, loose friends and family due to their young one’s needs. Their world becomes smaller. Working in WASP enables us to bring safety and laughter back to both the YP and parent carers lives.

We are non-judgmental and my colleagues are what keeps me doing my job. The support is amazing and the team are always on hand to talk and debrief after a tricky case. We have lots of laughs too which is needed” 

What you'll be doing as a Senior Practitioner:

  • You will provide a caring and supportive environment for children and young people with Autism and Neuro Developmental conditions
  • You’ll support parents, carers and families and give them the confidence to connect with other families in the same situations as themselves
  • You will demonstrate a professional attitude towards our partners and develop trusting relationships within the health, education, social care, CAMHS sector and all other specialist services
  • You will provide a holistic approach working as a specialist with all internal and external individuals
  • You will be attending and developing agency meetings to discuss referral pathways and parent training interventions
  • You’ll support colleagues, the wider team and volunteers with lived-in experience to develop and progress their knowledge within the organisation
  • You will have the ability to competently manage a busy case load and person-centred support plans. You will also analyse and complete risk assessments and comply with all Kids policies and procedures
  • You will have the experience and knowledge to safeguard the welfare of children and young people

About You

Personal Qualities/Experience:

  • You will be confident in working alongside children with autism and mental health conditions
  • You will have excellent inter-personal, communication and problem-solving skills and the ability to use your own initiative
  • Experience of using Microsoft Word, Excel and information management systems
  • You will be a great planner, organised and manage deadlines
  • You will be resilient, empathetic and enthusiastic with a determination to support families on their journey

Our Mission & Strategy

We’re here for children and young people with special education needs and disabilities, young carers and families. We’re on a mission to create a world where all kinds of children and young people have all kinds of opportunities. We create life-changing opportunities by providing a wide range of support. Together, we’ll empower disabled children to stand up for their rights.

Childhood should be a joyful time. But some children and young people living with special educational needs and disabilities are defined by what they cannot do.  That’s wrong.

Every child should have an equal opportunity to play, learn, grow and thrive.

Because when the world says we can’t, Kids say we can.

Our strategic plan will enable us to reach 120,000 disabled young people and their families, every year, by 2027. 

We welcome applications from individuals with disabilities or those who have personal experience with disability. Our goal is to create an environment where everyone feels valued and supported. We are dedicated to making our recruitment process accessible to all, and we are committed to making reasonable adjustments to accommodate the needs of disabled candidates and colleagues. For example, we ensure that our job advertisements are easily accessible, and upon request, we provide application forms in alternative formats, such as large print.

At Kids, we actively encourage individuals with disabilities to apply for positions by guaranteeing an interview to any disabled person who meets the job requirements outlined in the person specification. We understand that everyone may need different levels of support, so if required, assistance is available to help applicants complete their application forms. Our dedicated in-house Careers team is here to discuss the support options we can offer to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed.

We deeply value the safety and wellbeing of all individuals who interact with our services. Our staff members receive comprehensive training to recognise and address safeguarding concerns. We work closely with families and other organisations to take every reasonable measure to minimise the risk of harm to children, young people, and adults.

To uphold our commitment to inclusivity, we adhere to rigorous safer recruitment and selection procedures. We foster a culture of inclusivity and transparency, where any concerns regarding our personnel can be raised and addressed promptly and appropriately. By identifying and addressing concerning, problematic, or inappropriate behaviour early on, our aim is to create a safe and supportive environment for all.

Please be aware that our Safer Recruitment procedures include conducting a DBS check and a Colleague Suitability Declaration where applicable. We understand the importance of ensuring the safety of vulnerable individuals, and being listed on either of these Barred Lists prohibits individuals from legally working, applying for work, or volunteering in Regulated Activity involving children and/or adults.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion are fundamental principles that guide everything we do at Kids. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels respected and valued. We strive to ensure that all members of the Kids team have equal access to employment opportunities, promotions, and professional development. Our commitment to inclusivity is embedded in our business planning, organisational structures, values and the personal development plans of all staff members. We believe that by embracing diversity and promoting inclusion, we can create a stronger and more vibrant community for everyone.