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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

The overall purpose of this role is:

 

To assist the coordinator to organise and deliver, the summer activity programme for children and young people between the ages of 8-18 years with special educational needs and /or disabilities.  To assist the coordinator to train sessional play workers to support the delivery of the programme. This is a sessional position requiring:

  • Flexible working hours during evenings, weekends and school holidays

  • This role will be subject to an enhanced DBS check

  • Knowledge of local area

  • Car Driver Clean Driving Licence to travel within the Hull area to attend meetings etc.

  • To work flexibly as a member of the KIDS staff team. To be non-judgemental and provide a caring environment in which the service can be delivered.

 Please note interviews will be held on 05 March 2020
 The hourly rate is £8.60 per hour plus you accrue an extra £1.04p per hour holiday pay.
About You

To be able to carry out this role it is essential that you have the following characteristics:

 

Experience of working with families who have children with disabilities or SEN.

  • Excellent networking and negotiation skills.

  • A wide knowledge of present play and leisure provision for children with disabilities and their families.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to use Microsoft Word, email and internet.

  • The ability to work under pressure with a ‘can do’ attitude.

  • The ability to work flexible hours.

  • Experience of recruiting, training and supporting volunteer and sessional workers