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Practitioners – Specialist Short Breaks for Children

OrganisationThe Benjamin Foundation
LocationAttleborough, Fakenham & Kings Lynn
WebsiteVisit organisation website
Contract typeFixed Term to 30.06.23 in first instance
Hourly rate£11.14 per hour
Hours140 hours over 22 sessions per annum
Date posted27 March 2024
Closing date24 April 2024

Are you looking for an exciting new challenge to work within a charity that provides positive activities and opportunities to children and young people?

Our Specialist Short Breaks Service Groups provide friendships, independence and fun experiences and opportunities for children and young people with a range of disabilities and individual needs while providing respite for their carers from their caring responsibilities.

We are seeking a suitably qualified and/or experienced Practitioner to support the Senior Practitioners and Team Leader in the planning and delivery of Specialist Short Breaks group sessions at our venue in Attleborough. There are 22 sessions per year to take place one Saturday each month with the remainder during school holidays. This exciting role is perfect for those seeking the opportunity to earn an income whilst juggling other commitments.

You will be committed to providing a child centred, fun, safe and positive environment for the children. The group will offer a range of stimulating, play, activities and experiences and will involve the children and young people in the planning of these. You will offer individual support to young people with high support needs and advice and guidance to parents of children with disabilities.

You will hold a relevant qualification and/or experience of working with children with a diverse range of individual needs.

The Benjamin Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. An enhanced DBS check will be required for successful applicants.

The Benjamin Foundation embeds the Nurtured Heart Approach ® which creates strong and improved relationships by focusing on positive behaviour rather than energising negativity, providing clear rules and consequences, creating an environment in which people thrive.

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Closing Date: Ongoing

Interview Date: Shortlisted candidates will take part in an online Safer Recruitment Interview (date TBC) and an online Selection Interview (date TBC)