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Support Worker: After-School Club for Young People with Complex needs (3 positions)

Listed by The DASH Club

Applying

Application deadline: Fri 05 Nov 2021 23:59
Contact Mary Cuttle for an application form. mary@dashclubglasgow.org.uk or phone 0141 204 1009 (office hours: Tues/Weds/Thurs 10 to 5pm) Please note that the selection process will include seeking PVG Disclosure information. Wage per hour: £10.50

Rate

from £10.50

Hours

DASH Sessions run on Tues/Weds/Thurs 3 to 5pm during term time (36 weeks a year). There will also be a possibility of additional hours as a bus escort after the sessions. 2-6 per week

Job Duration

Initially 1 year (annualised hours contract) but may be extended

Details

Your role would be to support young people (aged 11-18) with complex needs to take part in after-school activities such swimming, games, art, music and drama

· The club runs 3 afternoons a week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3 to 5pm) at Ashton Secondary School, and for the young people it’s a chance to have fun and socialise with their friends

· There will also be opportunities to support our holiday programmes

Our Support Workers help our young people access and enjoy a range of social/fun activities at the DASH After-School Club.

Duties include:

· Assisting the young people to alight from the mini-bus when they arrive at the venue.

· Ensuring the young people enter the venue safely and in a sociable manner

· Supervising and assisting at snack time

· Supervising toileting of young people if necessary

· Supporting young people if they are having any difficulties

· Supporting young people to access activities - working under the direction of the Senior Programme Officer (SPO) and Coordinator

· Being responsible for the safe transfer of the young people, at the end of the session to their minibus, and escorting the young people home

· On occasion, handling small amounts of member’s fees.

 

The job you do is very important to the club. It plays a vital role in maintaining a quality service to the clients ensuring their safety at all times.

 

Cooperating with your fellow employees is vital to the operation of the session. Give assistance where and when required

Other Information

 

Hours

The DASH Club runs three times a week, from 3-5pm (3.15-5.15pm on a Wednesday). The young people are then transported home by minibus with a support worker as an escort on each bus. It can take up to 2 hours to drop off all the young people and for the bus to return to the school/staff drop-off point.

Employees may work between 2 and 6 hours a week according to their availablity and our need. However, please note that staff hours are fixed, and can not be changed from week to week. There will also be opportunities for additional hours through escorting which is organised on a rota.

Sessions only run during school term-time, and we operate for 36 weeks a year. If we are delivering holiday programmes (Easter and Summer) we offer all support staff the opportunity to work the programmes: Usually 3 days at Easter and 9 days in the summer, between 5.5 and 6.5 hours per day. We may also be able to offer work on Sundays supporting outings to leisure venues. Both the holiday and the Sunday programmes are dependent on our having funding.

 

Place of Work

· The DASH Club is registered at Possilpoint Community Centre, 130 Denmark Street. However, our office is currently at 177 West George Street in the City Centre.

· The Tuesday and Thursday sessions are run out of Ashton School, 100 Avenue End Rd, G33 3SW

· On a Wednesday, we run a drama/storytelling session out of Beatroute Arts Centre (Wallacewell Rd), and a bowling session from Hollywood Bowl, Springfield Quay.

· The holiday programmes are usually based at Broomlea Primary School, Possilpark, with outings in and around Glasgow.

Salary

The current salary is £10.50 per hour.

Holiday Pay

We pay holiday pay at the statutory rate (pro-rata) at Christmas, Easter and in July.

Activities

We offer a range of activities: swimming, sport, games, walks, rebound therapy (trampolining), music, drama, art and sensory activities (eg. TacPacs). Support Workers are expected to join in all the activities.

Training

We offer training in first aid, movement and handling, CALM (techniques for managing challenging behaviour), and child protection. There is an annual training schedule, and we may add other training opportunities depending on need and funding.

In addition there are usually 2 or 3 in-service training sessions each year.

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