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About KIDS

KIDS are 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 the role is:
  • The overall aim of the project is to improve support around mental health for children and young people with Autism or other neuro developmental conditions.
  • Intervention and support is aimed to improve mental health outcomes for children and young people reducing the risk of crisis through providing Care Navigation with interventions, coordinated support along with practical information and emotional support in a timely manner.
  • The Family Intervention Practitioner will also contribute to the delivery of supports for parents, carers  and families to develop their own emotional resilience to reduce the risk of the child or young person requiring crisis support, through the development of  informal support and a training offer for parents that includes resilience building developed with people with lived experience and promoting co delivery to  empower parents and carers to have the confidence and expertise to connect with other families in the same situation as themselves. 
About You
To be able to carry out this role it is essential that you have the following characteristics:
  • Minimum NVQ  level 3 professional qualification within related to working with Children and Young People
  • Experience of direct work with children with Autism and or Mental Health
  • Experience of social care/youth work and supporting young people to have a voice.
  • Awareness of safeguarding practice and procedures and key policies and procedures in relation to working with disabled children and vulnerable adults

  • Excellent problem solving skills together with the ability to work on own initiative.

For more information please see the job description.