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.
· 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
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.
The current salary is £10.50 per hour.
We pay holiday pay at the statutory rate (pro-rata) at Christmas, Easter and in July.
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.
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.