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About KIDS
KIDS is a national charity which has been supporting disabled children, young people and their families since 1970.
 
We work with children, irrespective of their disability or impairment, from birth through to 25 years.  Each year we support over 15,000 disabled children, offer over 120 different services and work with about 80 Local Authorities across England.
 
We are passionate, caring and trusted and our vision is a world in which all disabled children and young people realise their aspirations.  We offer support and practical help for families, every step of the way.
 
KIDS is committed to safeguarding and successful applicants will be required to undertake stringent recruitment checks including (where applicable) an enhanced DBS check.
About The Role
Are you a person who really wants to make a difference to people’s lives? If so this might be the job for you.

As Senior Practitioner you will lead on the promotion, planning, delivery and evaluation of a weekly well-being group for disabled young people age 14-25 in Stockport.

Key responsibilities for this role as Youth Work Practitioner will include the ability to:

  • Manage practitioners and sessional workers in the delivery of the weekly wellbeing session.

  • Work with young disabled people as youth group leader to plan activities and workshops with an emphasis on the five steps to mental wellbeing ensuring agreed targets and outcomes are met.

  • Encourage and support young disabled people to have a say, and be involved in decision-making processes. Encourage young disabled people to be autonomous and self-confident, maximizing opportunities to reach their full potential. 

 
This is a part time role is for 5 hours per week. (1 evening)
Currently based on a Wednesday evening, subject to change during interview process due to candidate availability. 
About You
8318To be able to carry out this role it is essential that the right candidate has the following characteristics:
  • Significant experience of working with disabled young people and their families.
  • Ability to engage and support Young Disabled People.
  • Experience of planning, delivering and evaluating an activity/group work programme including workshops.
  • Problem solving and planning skills.
 
Why you may be suited to this role.
 
  • Are you looking for a rewarding role where you can make a difference?
  • Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity that could provide flexible hours fitting in with child care commitments?
 
For further information, please see the job description.