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About KIDS

Passionate, caring and trusted since 1970, KIDS is a national charity that supports over 11,800 children and works with around 60 Local Authorities across England in order to help disabled children and young people develop independence and achieve their aspirations. As well as working with individuals from birth through to age 25, we offer invaluable support and practical help for their families too, in environments where there’s a real sense of achievement. The work can be challenging, and humbling at times, but it’s also hugely rewarding and meaningful. Maybe that’s why our staff tend to stay with us for many years.

For more information about KIDS, click the 'Who We Are' button on the right-hand side.

About The Role

Do you have a fun and open-minded attitude to delivering play and leisure services plus a real desire to help disabled children, young people and their families in a part-time job that fits in with your other commitments? Then join KIDS in this sessional position offering flexible working hours (mostly evenings and weekends) and you could soon be playing a vital and truly fulfilling role.
 
You’ll be part of the friendly team that provides an exciting and challenging programme of fun play and leisure activities which capture the interests of disabled children and young people in a safe and stimulating environment. Working in partnership with parents/carers, you’ll be tasked with encouraging each child and young person to play adventurously, creatively and imaginatively and enabling them to get the full benefit of the facilities provided. As well as ensuring they have access to safe and stimulating centre based opportunities that reflect their preferences and interests, you’ll also need to establish positive relationships with children/young people and their families in a way that values everyone.
 
This is a sessional position offering flexible working hours. Most groups happen weekly and staff will generally be needed for 3 hours for each evening session. There are also holiday clubs 1-3 days a week which run from 10am-3pm.

We are recruiting for the following areas.

  • Boston
  • Spalding
  • Grantham
  • Lincoln
  • Stamford
  • Skegness
  • Horncastle
  • Louth
The hourly rate is £9.50 per hour plus you accrue an extra £1.18 per hour holiday pay.

About You

You’ll need to be educated to GCSE level or have NVQ level 2 as a minimum, while a current first aid certificate and/or food hygiene certificate, while not essential, would be useful.
 
You’ll also need to be committed to working in partnership with parents/carers and effectively as part of a team. An understanding of safeguarding procedures and the importance of confidentiality and professional boundaries is important too, as is a fun and open minded attitude to play.
 
A good listener who can reflect and communicate appropriately and effectively with children, young people and colleagues alike, you’re proactive. comfortable under pressure and able to use your initiative when required. The ability to drive would be a plus. 
 
 
For further information, please see the job description.