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Assistant Project Worker supporting children who p

Employer
Barnardos
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
24 Sep 2021

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Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
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This is a new service working with children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) in differing primary and secondary schools around Surrey and although is part of Barnardo's sits within the larger framework of Surrey Emotional Health and Wellbeing Services. The children do not need to have a formal diagnosis to access this service and we will welcome any child identified by the school as having ADHD related behaviour .The service seeks to celebrate the behaviour of children with ADHD, by acknowledging who they are and recognising their impulsivity , creativity and energy as positive attributes rather than seeing to calm them or control them. The service is aimed at enabling these children to celebrate their difference through delivering groupwork programmes and activities to either small groups of children or (whilst we are still under Covid restrictions) on an individual basis.We are seeking an Assistant Project Worker who is enthusiastic and excited about being part of a new service which will have profound impact on the lives of children and young people to make a significant difference to their school experience. The role will support the group work and the individual work with children . You will need to be able to help set up the room for the activities for both in school and after school groups and provide a positive and affirming experience for children to increase their self confidence and self esteem.We are looking for:* a cheerful , creative and energetic individual .* Knowledge of or experience of ADHD would be helpful, but not essential as we can ensure training is given.* ability to to work with others as part of a team* good communication skillsPlease note that interview dates will be agreed with successful applicants, therefore appointment of a successful candidate may be before the advertising closing date.An understanding of safeguarding and the need to safeguard children is crucial for this role and will require an enhanced DBS check.The service in schools across Surrey and there will be a need to be able to travel across the county. Please note we are currently sourcing an office base in Surrey which is likely to be in the Woking/Guildford/Send area.When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification , Job Description and Additional Information document. This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.For further discussion around this role please call Lynne Johnston, Children 's Service Manager: 07808 888 397.
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