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An opportunity to work for Parents Connect as a Course Leader
Parents Connect - Course leader
Salary: £24,327 (pro rota)
Hours per week: 24 – we will accept applicants who want to apply for a job share
About the role
A new and exciting service launching in London. Parents Connect aims to provide a useful, natural and flexible way for parents or carers of disabled children at or around the point of diagnosis to meet other parents in a similar situation, obtain useful information, develop friendships and support networks that endure as their child grows up.
It is a regional product with provision embedded in the community. Parents connect aims to reduce the social isolation many parents of disabled parents tell us they feel, improving parents' ability to manage and navigate periods of high stress and thereby improving the experiences of disabled children.
We are looking to recruit someone who is a parent or a carer of a disabled child or someone who has extensive experience working closely with families of disabled children
Can demonstrate lived experience of disability for a minimum of two years
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Ability to show empathy
Responds positively to change
Confidence in dealing with conflicting priorities
Strong IT skills including Microsoft Office
Confident user of digital technology who can demonstrate a positive approach to the adoption of innovative products and tools
Ability to work flexibly over six days depending on identified local need (see below)
Willing to travel within London to deliver sessions
Bring drive and enthusiasm to the role and can demonstrate a passion for improving disabled people’s lives.
You will be responsible for the delivery of each programme of workshops, ideally you will have group facilitation and training experience, but full training, support and supervision will be available
Experience in creating delivery materials/content
Knowledge of the social model of disability
Depending on the local demand, Parents Connect may need to deliver sessions outside of standard working hours (Monday- Friday 9am-5pm) For example, throughout the week we could deliver:
One daytime session (10am-12pm)
One evening session (6pm-8pm)
One Saturday session (10am-12pm)
Please note this is subject to availability of the parents we are working with. A degree of flexibility is required to ensure delivery and success of the programme.
We are committed to equal opportunities. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people and guarantee interviews to suitably qualified disabled applicants.
Please apply with CV and cover letter fully detailing your suitability for this role
Email: [email protected]
Closing date is Monday 22nd April. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 30th April so please be available on this date if you are applying.
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