Markfield is a community centre in Tottenham which aims to promote the dignity, choice, independence and community inclusion of Disabled people and their families. We offer a wide range of services including children’s clubs and playschemes, adults social sessions, drop-ins, advice and training.
In this varied role you will be part of a small support team who maintain and develop the administration, facilities management and financial systems to support our busy charity. The role offers a great way to get hand-on insight into the systems that enable the running of a local charity.
We are seeking someone who:
- has a minimum of one year’s experience of undertaking a range of administrative functions
- is pro-active and is committed to the values of our charity
- can work on their own initiative and manage a varied and sometimes unpredictable work schedule
- is a good team worker, learns fast and likes to be busy.
We can offer you the chance to join a friendly and supportive staff team and develop your skills within a dynamic charity that plays a key role in influencing the local development of good practice in relation to disabled people and their families. Our unique centre is based in a Grade II listed building situated within a beautiful park next to the River Lea.
The hours of the role are 9.30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.
Closing Date: Tuesday 17th of July at 5pm
(interviews will be held on Friday 20th July)
Vacancy for Casual Sessional Workers
Markfield is a dynamic charity in Haringey with a community centre and adventure playground. We run a range of services for adults and children with learning disabilities and autism and their families.
We are seeking casual Sessional Workers to join our team of staff and volunteers delivering the following services:
· Inclusive after school clubs and holiday playschemes for disabled children and their siblings
· daytime evening and weekend youth and adult arts and social clubs
We would particularly welcome applicants who hold a driving license and are willing (with training) to undertake training to drive a 16-seater minibus.
Hours and working pattern:
The hours for this role are approximately 16-18 hours a week initially:
- Term-time sessions: the working pattern is based around Markfield’s after school, evening and daytime sessions. We currently require support staff on Monday and Tuesday daytime sessions and on Friday evenings.
- School holiday sessions: work on our holiday playschemes for children & young people
Pay rate: £11.09 per hour plus holiday pay
|How to apply
Download a Job Description and Person Specification, and application form from our website: https://markfield.org.uk/get-involved/vacancies/
Closing date for applications: 12noon, Monday 25th June
Interviews will be held on Friday 29th June 2018
Successful applicants will be required to provide references and undertake a criminal record (DBS) check.
Volunteer title: Volunteer Independent Supporter
Purpose: To assist with the delivery of Independent Support to parents/carers and young people through the current Special Educational Needs and Disability system reforms
Responsible to: Family Support Manager
Hours of work: Average 2-3 hours a week for a minimum of 9 months
General description of role
Assist Markfield Family Support Team staff to support parents/carers to work in partnership with their child’s school or the Local Authority to achieve the best outcomes for their child and to support young people express their views and make informed decisions about their education, health and social care needs.
Roles and responsibilities
- To give parents/carers and young people confidence by attending meetings as a supporter to enable parents/carers to participate fully.
- To inform parents/carers and young people of their statutory rights and any local policies which are relevant.
- To provide impartial information and support
- Assist training delivery
- Answer queries from the helpline when needed
- Help publicise services
- To attend all relevant training courses as requested by Markfield
- Prepare for and attend regular supervision
- To maintain confidentiality about service users in line with Markfield’s Child Protection policies
- To follow Markfield’s policies and procedures in your volunteering practice
Qualities and skills you will need
- Confidence to work with parents/carers and young people in a variety of different situations
- A sensitive, clear and friendly communication style
- Ability to work independently on your own initiative
- Understanding of the support needs of Disabled people and their families
- Good listening skills
- An open-minded and non-judgemental approach to other people
- The ability to work flexibly
- Enthusiasm and willingness to learn new skills
Other relevant skills for the role (These are not essential for your application)
- An ability to speak a local community language other than English
- Skills in non-verbal communication systems such as BSL, PECS