What’s great about working with children and young people?
It’s many things, seeing young people develop skills, confidence and self-esteem… making friends… trying new things… developing resilience… establishing their own identity… achieving dreams and goals… reaching their potential!
You could be part of this.
We are looking for people who can quickly establish rapport with children and young people and their families, and take the lead in arranging and delivering fun activities that challenge and inspire participants.
1 x full- time role- Maidstone & Gravesham- worked across Wednesday to Saturday
1 x part-time role- Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells- 22.5 hours worked across Thursday to Saturday
You’ll join an established team working with vulnerable children and young people aged 8-19 years, delivering a programme of late afternoon activities, Saturday clubs and school holiday trips and events.
You will build the programme for your area; planning, organising and risk assessing activities that match the interests and needs of the young people, supporting personal development, independence and community engagement. You’ll then lead the activities, working alongside colleagues and volunteers to support the young people to participate, interact and make choice and decisions together.
You’ll be allocated an existing caseload of children and young people with disabilities, and will take on new referrals, working with participants and their families to create appropriate care plans. You will need to keep excellent records and maintain regular communication with families.
We want to reach more young people, so there will be opportunities to promote the service by visiting schools and community groups, and to develop wider networks. Applicants may have relevant experience of working or volunteering in education, health or social care, or be looking to start a career working with children or young people.
There is some flexibility on the hours and days to be worked and this can be discussed on application. Car Driver essential.
We offer our employees:
• Inclusive values-based environment
• Competitive remuneration package
• Workplace pension scheme
• Generous annual leave entitlement
• Opportunities for hybrid working
• Benenden Health Care
• Death in Service Benefit
• Cycle to Work Scheme
• Employee Supported Volunteering scheme
• Development opportunities
• and more
Imago is committed to Safer Recruitment practices, and the post is subject to references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Please either submit your CV with a short covering note or visit our website at www.imago.community for full details.
Imago recognises that many people in our society experience discrimination or lack of opportunity for reasons that are not fair. We aim to create a culture that respects and values each other’s differences, and see these differences as an asset, as they improve our ability to meet the needs of the organisations and people we work with. We proactively seek to increase opportunities for inclusion, and celebrate diversity across our organisation and within communities.
Imago recognises its duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children, young people and adults at risk who access its services or with whom it comes into contact.
Imago is a well-respected social action charity working across Kent, Medway, East Sussex and London. Through our services and projects, we aim to support independence, reduce social isolation and empower individuals and communities.
We deliver a wide range of services to children and young people, older people, carers, and volunteers, in partnership with funders, public sector commissioners and private sector sponsors.
We apply our commitment to excellence, evidencing impact and safeguarding vulnerable people to all aspects of our work.