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Holiday/Half Term Activities Assistant

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Opportunity Description

The Role:

The aim of the role is to assist in the provision of the Holiday/Half Term activity programmes. 

The opportunity is to attend chosen school holiday/half-term activities and trips (usually about 2 half days or full day activities per week during any half term or holiday – week days only)

You will be assisting the Activities Coordinator (and other members of Young Carers staff and other volunteers) in delivering interesting and fun respite activities during school holidays/half terms for young carers 5-11 (suitable for volunteers 16 yrs +) and 12-18 yrs (suitable for volunteers 18+)

You will need to be a positive role model: You need to be able to listen, support, encourage and motivate young carers during various activities.

Location:

Different locations around Telford and coach trips to places of interest/theme parks/seaside etc.

Training:

Activities Training (in house)

Any other relevant training as and when it is available

Support and Supervision

The Community Resilience and Social Action Coordinator offers an “open door” policy for 1-to-1 support at any time 9.00-5 Tue, Wed and Thurs and supervision by phone or face-to-face from time to time.

Requirements

You will need: - A well developed sense of fun and willing to join in with activities at all times. - Good communication skills to chat, listen to and encourage young carers. - Able to use common sense initiative in keeping young carers safe during activities and trips. - Willing to work with other members of staff as part of the Young Carers team. - Able to travel independently to various locations around Telford and be willing to go on coach trips when needed. - Available by phone and email, so that the office team can make contact and arrange availability rotas etc. - Willing to take part in evaluation and/or training in connection with the role from time to time.

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If application and references are approved, we will expect you to provide various documentation so we can submit an application for an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

In line with CVS policy and other members of staff if you are a car user, we will need to collect photocopies of all related documents on a regular basis including current: driving licence, registration document, insurance certificate.

 

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  • The Carers Centre
    Wellington,Telford
    Shropshire
    TF1 1JP

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