Senior Disability Play/Youth Worker | Across Surrey and West Sussex

Are you passionate about working with children and young people with disabilities? Are you able to help to run inclusive fun sessions for children aged 5-12 and want to make a difference to children’s and families lives? If so, this post could be for you! This post has the option of additional hours being available during school holidays.

We have vacancies in Epsom & Ewell, Mole Valley and West Sussex, please see below for specific locations.

Job purpose: To assist in the delivery of stimulating and exciting short breaks services for children and young people with complex needs and disabilities. Short breaks services provide children and young people with disabilities enjoyable experiences away from their primary carers, which contributes to their personal and social development and reduces social isolation. This requires an individual who has a confident, enthusiastic and influential approach with an inherent enjoyment of working with young people. This person will ensure that day to day activities are safe and enjoyable for the young people, and will also make a real difference for those in need.

Hours of work: Saturdays 09:00 – 17:00 (Term time only) Additional hours are expected to be available during School Holidays

Location: Epsom & Ewell: - Linden Bridge School, Worcester Park, Mole Valley: West Hill School, Leatherhead West Sussex: Desmond Anderson School, Crawley Please specify your desired location in your application form

Salary / pay rate: £10.47 per hour

Annual leave: Four weeks (pro-rata) plus bank holidays. This is to be discussed at interview. Holidays increase after two years service to a maximum of five weeks pro-rata after six years service. The holiday year runs from 1 April to 31 March each year.

Benefits: The post holder will be entitled to free use of the YMCA East Surrey fitness centre in Redhill and half price YMCA childcare for dependents. There is free parking available at the Sovereign Centre. YMCA East Surrey also operates a Bike to Work Scheme.

Closing date & interviews: There is no closing date for completed applications but will be assessed on receipt and interviews arranged for shortlisted candidates

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