About the role
CamPlay is part of the Community Support Service providing a range of services to disabled children and young people. Our clubs provide a short break service for children, young people and their families. The role of the Assistant Co-ordinator is to work inconjunction with the Co-ordinator to facilitate the delivery and management of these clubs. CamPlay currently run 17 Saturday and Community Clubs in the County and 13 Holiday Clubs in 6 different areas during the Easter, Summer and Christmas Holidays. We support around 250 children and young people with a staff team of 80 play workers, play leaders, club leaders and volunteers.
What our families say about CamPlay...
“I enjoy going to CamPlay in the Holidays. I enjoy the activities and the trips and I like to see the staff as they are all really friendly" – young person aged 11.
"S absolutely LOVES going to club. Every session he comes out and says it was the best one yet and is already looking forward to the next one. He talks about his friends from club all the time at home and feels really safe enough to challenge himself and do things he wouldn't do at home." – Parent.
“She has developed a lot of confidence, her speech has improved significantly. She enjoys both the holiday club and Saturday club, has developed friendships, created a positive routine for herself during the weekends and has something to look forward to in the holidays”. – Parent.
What will you be doing?
You will need excellent organisational skills, and ideally qualified to Level 3 or equivalent in Child or Social Care. You'll need lots of enthusiasm for supporting disabled children, young people and their families as well as the ability to pass on this enthusiasm to a large team of dedicated Play Workers, Leaders and Club Leaders. You will feel confident to recruit and mentor our workers and have good knowledge of the legislation that governs the work that the service does.
At the Community Support Service, as a Management Team, we deliver all of our own in-house training covering First Aid, Moving & Assisting, Safeguarding, Medication Administration, Epilepsy, Positive Behaviour Support and many more informative courses. You'll join our experienced team of trainers to support our training offer. As part of your induction you'll be invited to complete your Level 3 in education and learning. You'll also be supported using our trainer pathway programme to help upskill you.
You will be confident to use a range of IT systems & maintain and develop documents and processes. You will have ability to confidently follow service policies and procedures and have good knowledge and experience of working within Ofsted regulations.
Maintaining records, preparing reports and working in a multi-agency way should be something that you are confident to do. You will be able to motivate others, have excellent communication in a range of situations with strong and creative problem solving skills. Being organised must be second nature to you, we’re a busy team and you’ll need to be able to respond quickly a lot of the time.
- Experience of supporting children or young people with a disability
- Strong mentoring and leadership skills
- Reliable, motivated and able manage a diverse team
- Dedicated to delivering inclusive services to children and young people with additional needs
- Enjoys challenges and problem solving
- Passion for leading teams and groups of people
- Understanding of the significance of safeguarding and procedures
Do you think we have described you perfectly? Please apply today!
We’d love you to give us a call and have a chat about this role and our service.
You can call our Duty Team on 01480 379800 or if you prefer, email our Coordinator email@example.com
We are looking forward to hearing from you.
We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:
- Flexible working
- Flexible Bank Holidays
- A comprehensive wellbeing package
- Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
- A comprehensive pension scheme.
- IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
- Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
- An employee recognition scheme
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We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities.
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