Jigsaw is currently looking to recruit Group Leaders to join their existing team to work with young disabled people in the Borough of Bury.

We are looking for people who would meet the following criteria:

  • Experience of leading groups and managing volunteers (preferred).
  • Be able to take responsibility and use own initiative when needs be.
  • Have excellent communication skills.
  • Have experience of working with young people/young disabled people.
  • Have a keen interest in sport and sports coaching and ideally to have, or be willing to work towards, coaching qualifications (not necessary if applying for social only).
  • Have the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Be over the age of 18

MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To ensure a high standard of practice according to Jigsaw guidelines.
  • To demonstrate commitment to a team approach, providing continuity for young people and effective communication.
  • To participate in and lead sports and social activities with young disabled people.
  • To have a positive attitude and understanding of young disabled people and be aware of disability issues, terminology and the importance of equality and inclusion.
  • To form good working relationships with volunteers, parents and professionals involved with the young disabled people.
  • To manage and support Jigsaw volunteers.
  • To ensure the physical needs of the young people are met: mobility, supporting people to eat, supporting people to use the toilet.
  • To coordinate outings, encouraging young people to try new activities, develop new skills and encourage independence wherever possible.
  • Ensure the smooth running of the group- liaising with transport, Coordinator, sports coaches- keeping to arranged times- ensuring at the end of each outing everyone gets home safely.
  • To take responsibility for any collection of money in the group, to ensure all money collected balances, and to complete records and ensure that this is returned to Jigsaw office in a timely manner.
  • To initiate and to help with fundraising activities when needed.
  • To undergo training courses when necessary and attend 4 group leader meetings per year and supervision.
  • To return monthly outings sheets on time (even if unable to undertake any activities in that month).
  • To confirm monthly hours on time.
  • To feedback relevant information from outings via telephone at the end of each activity.
  • To take responsibility for the safety and well being of both the young disabled people and the volunteers and to respond to any emergency that may occur.
  • To be aware of people’s impairments and the effect this can have on people.
  • To be aware of child and vulnerable adult protection issues, and follow Jigsaw procedures in relation to safeguarding and ensuring the safety and well being of each person on the activity.
  • To be familiar with health and safety issues affecting the group.
  • To maintain confidentiality of information regarding personal information

Jigsaw

  • Bury
  • £9.50 per hour
  • 31 January 2022
  • Part Time

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