Shabang Inclusive Learning are looking for a person at the beginning of their career who is interested in being part of, assisting and supporting a well-being programme of creative activities for families who have a child with additional needs. The Well-being Assistant will work alongside the Well-being Advocate who will support you in this role. This position will provide the opportunity to develop skills and learn more about leading a regular programme of well-being participatory activities to support your future career.
This is an assistant position and so you do not need lots of experience or to have worked in this kind of job before. The aim of the role is to develop your skills to help in the future, whilst supporting the work of Shabang. The position would be ideal for someone with additional needs and we welcome and encourage neurodiverse applicants to apply.
Hours of work:
8 x hours per week, flexible working, some evening and weekends
Place of work:
Old Providence Chapel, Hollins Row, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield HD7 5LA.
The Chapel is a recently re-furbished, fully accessible building
Length of Post:
1 year initially, ideally starting March 2023, with the possibility of continuing until September 2025
Due to the nature of this post, the post holder is required to have an
Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. This can be undertaken for the successful applicant if necessary.
This role is part of Shabang’s successful 3-year Promising Future programme of activities funded by the National Lottery Reaching Communities programme.
We actively encourage and welcome applications from candidates of all different backgrounds and abilities to apply. At Shabang we aim to create a safe and welcoming space for people who work with us and people who participate in our programme of activities and event
Shabang is committed to treating all people equally and with respect irrespective of their additional learning needs, physical needs, mental health, age, race, ethnicity, gender, sex, class, sexuality, gender reassignment or belief.
We are looking for someone who can demonstrate the following:-
Specific Duties & Skills
to work alongside and assist and support the Well-being Advocate
to support and eventually co-deliver activities that help children and people with additional needs with their well-being
promote and support positive mental health and well-being messages
be computer literate – we use Apple computers and tablets
is enthusiastic about this opportunity
be patient and caring
flexible and able to adapt to the culture of the organisation
has an interest in interacting with people, especially children and people with additional needs
has an interest and/or knowledge of the additional needs community
has an interest in well-being and understanding of the benefits
is practical and flexible
is able to fit with Shabang’s values – respect; compassion; inclusion; realising potential; having fun
Closing date: Wednesday 15th February (noon)
Want to apply – if so, please attach details of how you fit with what we are looking for, and why you are interested in this vacancy and the skills, qualities, interests and any volunteering experience you would be able to offer. You can do this by attaching a letter of application or a CV if you have one, or if writing is not your thing you can upload a short video on the form here