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Activities Team Leader

Totnes

  • Part time
  • 2024-06-26
  • £13.54 a hour
  • Travel expenses: no
  • Job term: Permanent
  • Job code: 040624-50405

Do you have a passion for supporting young people and adults with learning disabilities to reach their full potential through fun and enriching experiences?

We’re seeking a confident Team Leader to join our vibrant community activities team. In this dynamic role, you’ll be the driving force behind our engaging programs, leading your team in creating, planning, and delivering enriching activities for young people and adults.

Who we are:

Since 1996, we’ve been empowering people with learning disabilities in Devon to achieve their dreams and build fulfilling lives. Our core values of kindness, respect, and positivity guide everything we do.

Our community activity programmes:

– Saturday Club: Provides a supportive and engaging environment for social interaction and learning new skills during term-time (runs 36 weeks a year).
– Holiday Club: Keeps the fun going during the school holidays it operates Monday – Thursday! (runs 10 weeks a year)

What you’ll do:

– Lead the entire process, from creating and planning activities to organising, marketing, and delivering them to diverse service users.
– Actively participate in the activities while effectively managing your team.
– Ensuring cost-effective programmes are delivered without compromising quality.
– Lead by example, creating and maintaining a safe environment with safeguarding at the forefront.

Working hours:

– Saturday Club: 9 hours per week during term-time. Working Saturdays from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm plus 2 hours per week for admin (36 weeks per year).
– Holiday Club: 36 hours per week during school holidays. This is to be worked as 40 days per year (09.30 – 16.30, Monday – Thursday) during school holidays (10 weeks – every half term, 2 weeks at Easter, 1 week at Christmas and 4 weeks in the Summer), with an 80 additional hours for admin.

This role can be for both the Saturday Club and the Holiday Club, or we will happily consider candidates that wish to apply for either the Saturday Club, or the Holiday Club.

What we’re looking for:

– Extensive experience working with individuals with learning disabilities.
– Proven ability to create and deliver engaging activities.
– Strong leadership and team management skills.
– Excellent communication, organisational, and planning skills.
– Budget management and financial awareness.
– Risk assessment expertise and sound judgment.
– Adaptability and a willingness to make positive changes.
– Above all, a genuine passion for supporting young people and adults.

Make a difference and build your career at Lifeworks!

We’re passionate about supporting our staff just as much as we are about supporting our service users. When you join our team, you can expect:

– A Real Living Wage of £13.54 per hour.
– A starting entitlement of 28 days of paid holiday (pro-rated for part-time) which due to the nature of the role, will be paid to you on top of your hourly rate meaning you’ll receive £15.18 per hour.
– A fully funded DBS check and update service to ensure a smooth onboarding process.
– Access valuable resources including an employee assistance program to support your mental and emotional health.

Building a diverse and safe team:

At Lifeworks, we’re committed to fostering a workplace that reflects the diversity of our community. As a Disability Confident Employer, we actively encourage applications from individuals with disabilities who meet the job criteria, and we guarantee qualified candidates with disabilities an interview.

However, ensuring a safe environment for everyone we support is our top priority. Therefore, all staff undergo pre-employment checks, reference checks, and an enhanced DBS check.

Early applications are encouraged!

Does the job role include personal care?: Yes

Working Patterns:

Saturday Club: 9 hours per week during term-time. Working Saturdays from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm plus 2 hours per week for admin (36 weeks per year).

Holiday Club: 36 hours per week during school holidays. This is to be worked as 40 days per year (09.30 – 16.30, Monday – Thursday) during school holidays (10 weeks - every half term, 2 weeks at Easter, 1 week at Christmas and 4 weeks in the Summer), with an 80 additional hours for admin

Job location

Documents

Job category

Care / support worker, Community, Day services, Learning disabilities, One-to-one support, Youth work

Profile

Lifeworks Charity Ltd

Type of organisation

Charity

Sector

Social care

Description

At Lifeworks we believe in the rights of all individuals with a learning disability, however complex, to receive the services and support they need to develop the skills and confidence to reach their full potential.

We are a charity in Devon that has grown a lot since our beginnings nearly 30 years’ ago. Our approach, which is to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities and their families, has not changed.

Lifeworks works to support people with learning disabilities to have great lives. Our services have people’s needs at their heart and strive to help them reach their full potential.

Our services include the provision of residential, specialist further education, and numerous community projects with our young people leading the way.

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