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A massive thank you
to everyone who has been raising money for our Winter Wonderland event. Burgess Hodgson Accountants have donated £6,869. Greenhill senior citizen club £800 Ladies Lions £400 and the Herne Bay Rotary £500.
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Very many thanks . . . .
to those raising money for our Mini-bus breaks; to Sharpers Hall Masonic Lodge for their donation of £1450, £340 from Daphne Kelk's quiz, £666 from Reach Out Gospel Choir and £324 from 3 Half Pints!
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Very many thanks . . . .
are due to Herne Bay Bowls Club, Heron Angling and the Chestfield Rotary Club for their wonderful support. Too much information to squeeze into this tiny box, so please follow this link for more:
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Mini bus short breaks
We are looking for support to continue running our mini bus short break service which will discontinue unless further funding secured.

This is a much needed and very popular service which provides disabled children in an opportunity to have a fun day out with experienced staff whilst their parents have a break from their caring role. These children have a wide variety of additional needs which makes it challenging for them to access their local community without this support.

Our target is £20,000, currently we have raised £8,929, you can donate directly through the Just Giving link below. If you donate by other means, please specify Mini Bus Short Breaks, so it can be allocated to the correct fund. Thank you!
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Very many thanks . . . .
... a bumper helping of thanks are due to the many people who have already raised money towards our target for the mini-bus breaks and our other services. Far too many to squeeze into this tiny box, so please follow this link:
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Job Vacancies working for SNAAP
SNAAP Play Support Leader Job Description
Play Support Leader

We are currently looking to recruit Play Support Leaders to work on a sessional basis with SNAAP delivering activities to disabled children and young people across East Kent which may include Folkestone, Sittingbourne, Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay.

The term ‘sessional’ means you will work on an ‘as and when’ basis on a zero hours contract.
Responsible for :
Leading a Saturday club, holiday scheme or day out and supervising Play Support Workers to deliver activities for disabled children and young people aged 8-25
Line Managed by :
Manager
Responsible to :
SNAAP’s Board of Directors
Salary :
£ 10 an hour
Hours :
You must be available for at least one Saturday per month and for regular work during all school holidays.
Due to the regular contact with children and young people, this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Job Description :
  • To familiarise yourself with the specific needs of the individual children attending the activity including understanding their care needs, risk assessments and allocation of key workers.
  • To prepare sessions including a variety of activities ensuring there is plenty of fun things to do and all is accessible.
  • To direct, manage and supervise staff and volunteers ensuring they are following SNAAP’s policies and procedures, attentive to the children and young people and behaving professionally at all times.
  • Be welcoming and supportive to parents and carers including ensuring parents/carers are given feedback about their child’s day.
  • To attend to the individual children’s care needs which may include administering medication, lifting and personal care.
  • To be responsible for a child on a 1:1 basis within a group as well as taking charge of the group of children and staff. It is a fundamental requirement to ensure that the children are properly supervised at all times ensuring their safety and wellbeing.
  • To ensure the full participation of all children in each activity, particularly with a view to enhancing their life experiences wherever possible and improving individual skills e.g. speech, socialisation.
  • Maintain confidentiality and report problems/issues as well as significant matters including safeguarding concerns.
  • To complete written evaluation forms at the end of each session, ensuring all staff and volunteers participate, in order to provide valuable feedback to the Manager, Board of Directors and funders.
  • Participate in training, induction and development activities and programmes, and attend meetings as required.
  • To maintain good working relationships with organisations and professionals who partner with SNAAP.
  • To represent professionally and positively promote SNAAP and all its services.
Person Specification :
  • Demonstrable previous experience of successfully working with disabled children and young people.
  • A good understanding of matters relating to safeguarding of children in terms of their health, safety, welfare and mental wellbeing.
  • Be proactive, creative and possess skills that are successful in delivering positive outcomes for children and young people.
  • Have excellent communication skills and an ability to relate to young people in a variety of ways.
  • An ability to understand, respect and value children’s and young peoples’ views.
  • Have strong leadership skills including ability to offer practical support and guidance to other team members in a respectful, positive and encouraging manner, and have the ability to engender respect from staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and with motivation, enthusiasm, commitment, stamina and energy.
  • Have patience and be able to stay calm under pressure.
  • Ability to build and form working relationships with children, parents/carers and colleagues, to work flexibly across professional and operational boundaries, and to work as a member of a team.
  • An ability to plan and implement fun, exciting and imaginative activities.
  • Have an outgoing personality and enjoy working with children and young people.
  • Be willing and able to work during school holidays, the occasional Saturday and attend training.
  • Must be reliable and punctual.
  • Commitment to the aims and work of SNAAP, including an understanding of, and willingness to, adhere to SNAAP’s policies and procedures.
Closing Date: 12th May 2017 - Interview will be held on: 31st May 2017
 
SNAAP Play Support Workers Job Description
We are currently looking to recruit additional Play Support Workers to work with SNAAP delivering activities to disabled children and young people across East Kent. Main duties will involve providing a range of stimulating activities to children aged 8-25yrs. This will include providing 1:1 support to children at our holiday playschemes in Folkestone, Sittingbourne, Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay.

The term ‘sessional’ means you will work on an ‘as and when’ basis on a zero hours contract.
Responsible for :
Helping to deliver activities for disabled children and young people aged 8-25
Line Managed by :
Manager
Responsible to :
SNAAP’s Board of Directors
Based at :
Main base for mini-bus days out will be Windchimes, Herne Bay. Specialist Play Schemes are held at Herne Bay, Sittingbourne, Margate and Hawkinge.
Salary :
£ 8.65 an hour
Hours :
You must be available for regular work Monday-Fridays between 24th July- 1st Sept (please do not apply if you are unavailable for this period)
Due to the regular contact with children and young people, this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Job Description :
  • To help provide age appropriate activities to disabled young people aged 11-25 years during youth sessions.
  • To be responsible for a disabled child (aged 8-25 years) on a 1:1 basis within a group during our Saturday clubs, play schemes and days out.
  • Assist or attend to disabled children and young people to meet their daily living needs including nourishment, personal hygiene, administering medication and other support including lifting
  • To ensure the full participation of all children and young people in activities, particularly with a view to enhancing their life experiences and improving individual skills e.g. speech, socialisation, wherever possible.
  • Be welcoming and supportive to parents and carers
  • To be actively involved in the written evaluation at the end of each session in order to provide valuable feedback to the Manager, Board of Directors and funders.
  • Professionally represent and positively promote SNAAP and all its services
Person Specification :
  • Previous experience of working with children and young people is essential, and with disabled children and young people is desirable
  • Be highly motivated with an outgoing and fun loving personality
  • A desire to work with children and young people and to enjoy that work
  • Be proactive, creative and possess skills that are successful in delivering positive outcomes for children and young people
  • A good understanding of matters relating to safeguarding of children in terms of their health, safety, welfare and mental wellbeing
  • Be willing and able to work regularly during summer holidays (25th July-2nd Sept) and be able to attend training out of school/college hours or at weekends
  • Must be reliable and punctual
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Must have a flexible attitude to work including ability to work on an ‘as and when’ basis which sometimes may be at short notice
  • Commitment to the aims and work of SNAAP, including an understanding of and ability to adhere to SNAAP’s policies and procedures
Closing Date: 12th May 2017 - Interview will be held on: 31st May 2017
 
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SNAAP is a private company limited by guarantee incorporated in England & Wales with registration number 06800689 whose registered office address is Windchimes, Reynolds Close, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 6DS and is a charity registered with number 1130149.
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