Children & Young People’s Enablement Officer – Gtr Manchester

Salary: £10.10 per hour/£7,352.80 per annum
Hours per week: 14 hours per week/52 weeks per year
Contract Type: 1 year fixed term contract
Based: Henshaws Atherton House, Old Trafford

This is a unique opportunity to work with sight impaired and severely sight impaired children and young people and their families. Delivering Henshaws Pathway to Independence, the Enablement Officer will be responsible for assessing and supporting the needs of new referrals aged 0-7yrs. This will include the planning, delivering and evaluating of activities for CYP up to the age of 18 years old and their families. In addition, this includes four new early years groups, ensuring they have the same social and leisure opportunities as their sighted peers.

The Enablement Officer will develop and maintain relationships with external agencies to maximise referrals and continually develop the service Henshaws offer. This post is generously funded for 1 year by Key 103 Cash for Kids and The Mason Family Foundation.

In order to deliver the above project, we are looking to recruit an Enablement Officer with experience of working and supporting young people aged up to 18 years old or experience of working with parents, families and carers in group activities or one to one. You will be able to communicate effectively at all levels, have brilliant time management skills and understand the need for confidentiality.

To gain a full understanding of the role please read the job description and person specification available below or contact the HR department on 01423 814510. If you feel you fit the criteria please submit your application below.

Closing Date for applications: Thursday, 20th October 2016

Henshaws aims to employ a diverse workforce and is committed to equality of employment and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. This role may require an enhanced DBS check, please refer to the job description for further details.

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