154 – Play & Youth Manager – KCA

We deliver a range of exciting, creative and innovative specialist and inclusive services to children and young people with disabilities including those with complex physical and learning disabilities, communication disabilities such as autism and behaviours that can challenge. You will be responsible for providing specialist care and support to children and young persons with the age range of 5 to 25 years.

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Entries must be submitted before: 5:00pm on Monday 14 January 2019

We deliver a range of exciting, creative and innovative specialist and inclusive services to children and young people with disabilities including those with complex physical and learning disabilities, communication disabilities such as autism and behaviours that can challenge.

We are interested in people who share our values and passion for enabling greater opportunities for people with learning disabilities and their families throughout their lives. If you are creative, flexible, supportive, energetic and enthusiastic we want you!

Our ethos of inclusion, consultation, choice and partnership with children, young people and their families is at the heart of what we do.

We are currently looking for a Play & Youth Manager who: 

  • Holds an Early Years Qualification to NVQ Level 3 or higher
  • Have a minimum of 1 year’s management experience of supporting children, young people and families with disabilities and complex needs.
  • Ideally have experience working in early years settings
  • Have excellent communication skills.
  • Have a positive non-judgmental approach.
  • Knowledge of Ofsted, SEND legislation and Children & Families Act. 

You will be responsible for the operational deliver of a number of services within our Children and Youth Family Services. You will be responsible for providing specialist care and support to children and young persons with the age range of 5 to 25 years.

All applicants must have experience of providing leadership, managing teams, strong communication skills and a person centred approach. You must have significant experience working with children and young people with range of learning/physical disabilities including those with moderate and severe and complex needs. You must also have significant experience and understanding of working with families. You will also need to have the ability to work to tight deadlines, working in a busy and multi-facet department, record and monitor outcomes along with good organisational and time management skills.

We offer continuing opportunities for learning and development together with regular supervision and support.

The Westminster Society and KCA are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Background checks and an enhanced DBS will be required. You need to be 18 and over to apply.

If you wish to discuss the positions in more detail please call Ilias Kostalas (Service Manager) on 0208 4202 300.

In order to apply, please complete and return an Application Form by email to recruitment@wspld.org. Please specify which role you are applying for. If you wish to apply for more than one post please ensure that you complete an application form for each post.

Applications must be submitted by 5pm on Monday 14 January 2019.

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Salary
£28,015 per annum
Location
Kids Can Achieve, Harrow, HA3 6Q
Position
Permanent - Full-time (37.5 hours a week with the need to be able to work some degree of flexibility including Saturdays)

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