Work Location: Brighton and Hove, Shoreham and some home working
Salary: £28,000 – £31,000 depending on experience
Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week), including after school and school holidays. We may offer flexibility for the right candidate
Contract Type: 2 year Fixed Term Contract (with potential to extend subject to funding)
Could you help Extratime make a difference to the lives of children and young people with disabilities?
About the role
This new role is part of our commitment to parent carers and the trust and confidence they place in us to care for their children and young people. It offers the right person a fantastic opportunity to make a difference for children with the most complex needs and their families.
By working closely with families, health professionals, school staff and Extratime colleagues, the Complex Needs Practice Lead will share good practice, build skills and confidence across the team, ultimately ensuring the needs of children and young people with complex needs are met and they have fun, try new things and their experience at Extratime is aligned with their longer-term EHCP outcomes.
Key areas of responsibility will be:
- Provide point of contact for Extratime colleagues to discuss strengths, interests and support needs of individual children and young people
- Work alongside Venue Leads (club supervisors) to build relationships with individual children and young people, provide coaching and on the job training for venue staff, and cover for Venue Leads as required
- Lead the implementation of ‘Supporting People with PMLD Core and Essential Service Standards’ across all Extratime services
- Work in partnership with Education, Social Care and NHS Health Care Colleagues to align support with children and young people’s Education and Health Care Plans (EHCPs)
We are seeking someone with extensive experience of supporting children or adults with complex needs, including profound and multiple learning disabilities and / or complex medical needs. You will be committed to the value of play for children and young people with learning disabilities and passionate about sharing your skills and knowledge. You will be an excellent communicator, organised, efficient, flexible, and work well on you own and as part of our friendly team.
To apply, please email [email protected] your CV and a detailed Personal Statement outlining how you meet the requirements of the Job Description and addressing each point in the Person Specification.
The application deadline is Monday 14th February 2022.