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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, 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.
About The Role

To support young people with SEND as part of Connect and Be Heard in Warwickshire.  This offers emotional wellbeing and participation support for young people aged 14-25 with SEN/D through: 

  • Monthly Virtual Group
  • School Holiday in person activities
  • Promote service and actively manage social media platforms
  • Individual support to young people to have a voice in decision making and participation.

The role of Senior Practitioner / Youth Worker includes delivering a monthly online young peoples well being and participation group and in person activities in the school holidays and supporting young people on an individual bases to support and enable them to participate in decision making that affects their lives.  You will also support the promotion of the service, particularly its online presence.  This is a great opportunity to develop your skills in a rewarding role, and gain a strong sense of achievement. Please see below more information about the Connect and Be Heard Project.

Please note this is a part-time role 16 hours per week. The online group is to be delivered on a Thursday evening between 6-8pm but other hours are flexible. 
This is a fixed term role until 31st August 2022
Vacancy closing date may be earlier if a candidate is successful before the deadline.
About You

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

  • 2 years experience working with young people with SEND and their families
  • Knowledge and experience of using creative methods and models of working with young people.
  • Experience of supporting young people with mental health needs.
  • The ability to lead and facilitate group work, virtual and in person.
  • The ability to collate and analyse information in order to continually strive to deliver a high quality service that is responsive to young people’s needs
  • A sound awareness and understanding of Safeguarding issues and confidence in working with the organisations Safeguarding policies and procedures.
For more information, please see the job description.