Seeking children's support worker

We are looking to recruit a Support worker/Session assistant for our thriving Children’s Meeting at Sheffield Quaker Meeting House. We support approximately 25-30 primary and early secondary age children. Children’s meeting takes place each Sunday 10.25am – 11.30am.

The Meeting begins with a 10 minute greeting circle, breaks into 2 or 3 groups and comes together in the main Meeting for Worship at 11.20am. Group activities are led by members of the Children & Young People’s Work Committee along with regular volunteers who are all DBS checked.

A primary purpose of the role is to provide one to one support and supervision for a 7 year old child with special needs when he attends Children’s Meeting. Particular needs include severe learning difficulties related to Down’s Syndrome and profound hearing loss (for which he has a cochlear implant). Primary communication is via a mixture of Makaton signs, pictures and the child’s own developed ways of communication.

This is a fixed term post, running until 20th July 2014.
Applications are invited to be sent in by 12 noon on Monday 4th November. We hope to interview on Sunday 17th November.

If you would like to know more and/or would like to apply for this post, please download the documents from the bottom of this page.

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