Options In Life runs programmes of weekly activities which provide young adults who have autism, learning and other disabilities with an opportunity to socialise and experience sporting and other challenging activities in a group environment. The aim of the Recreation Programme is to bring out the best in our Service Users by helping them to meet new people, make friends, realise their own potential and, most of all, have fun. Our focus is on increasing confidence, self-esteem and independence through peer support and team building
A vacancy exists for a Recreation Programme Group Leader who will lead the support team on the Recreation Programme group outings, providing support, advice and guidance to the other support staff and volunteers, to make sure the Options in Life service users’ emotional, minor medical and general needs are met, in order to ensure their safety and enjoyment throughout the programme. The Group Leader is expected to take responsibility for all related admin and paperwork and must be able to work flexibly, including evenings if required. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Check.
Applicants must have experience of working with young people who have learning, social and communication difficulties, and an understanding of autistic spectrum disorder. He/she must be able to communicate well, have good interpersonal skills, and be able to demonstrate enthusiasm and leadership qualities.
Due to the physical nature of activities involved, applicants must be sufficiently fit and active, to be able to fully participate in all of the activities (kayaking, rock climbing, zip wiring or cycling for example).
Must be a car owner. Ability to drive our 17 seater minibus would be an advantage
The post is subject to an enhanced disclosure check.
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Closing date: Friday 16th November.