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To RG Hills Charitable Trust supporting Buzz Club with £3,000, Global's Make Some Noise for funding 2 years of Stay & Play and family days out, Euromonitor for supporting Sports Club with £5k donation, The Mary Sheridan Charity for providing much needed funding for our new Community Share scheme and SNAAP-EY's and Team SNAAP for all the fundraising they do to help keep SNAAP going. Also Whitstable Tennis Club for their donation of £205 from their quiz night,
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NEW ! SNAAP-EYS
SNAAP-EYS is a new baby and toddler group for children with additional needs meeting at Windchimes on term-time Wednesdays mornings from 10-11am. Please follow the link below for more details:
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Short Breaks Service
SNAAP delivers two programmes for our Short Breaks Service for disabled children and young people in Kent. They offer a safe social group setting whilst giving parents and carers a short break. The schemes are for children aged 8-18 who have profound, severe or complex needs and run from Windchimes, Hawkinge and Sittingbourne.
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To the Bay Running shop for their continued support and raising another £567 towards our Winter Wonderland. Also many thanks to Bambinoes for another generous donation of £1,500. We are also delighted to announce that this year's Lady Mayoress of Canterbury has chosen SNAAP to be one of their charities. We look forward to being part of their fundraising team this year.
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Many thanks once more; to Bay Running Shop for being part of team SNAAP and raising £760 towards our Sports Club as well as Sarah Selby-Bird for raising nearly £500 doing a half marathon & £400 from a sausage sizzle, 6th Whitstable Scouts Group for raising £400, New Ash Players £500, Graystone Lodge £375, Bambinoes £1500, Newport Court £190 & Seaside Shop £2400.
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Many thanks once again to so many people; The Whitstable Lions £1,000, Whitstable Yarn Bombers £485.17, Chestfield Lodge £300, St. Bartholomews Church £79.52, a very big thank you to two of our families who raised money for us by putting Christmas lights outside their homes; Ben Thompson's family raised £173.80 and Miles Rogers' family raised £644, Rotary Club of Sandwich £400, £444 from Nationwide Building Society in Herne Bay and £2,000 from the Dog and Duck Inn at Plucks Gutter.
Job Vacancies working for SNAAP
SNAAP Play Support Leaders 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 days 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 per hour
Hours :
You must be available for one Saturday per month and for regular work during Easter and the summer 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 taking charge of a 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 Easter and summer school holidays, Saturday’s 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: 5th February 2019 - Interview will be held during February half term (w/c 18th February).
 
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
Salary :
£8.65 an hour plus Holiday Pay
Hours :
You must be available to work at least one Saturday a month and for regular work during Easter and summer 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 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 play schemes and days out.
  • Assist or attend to disabled children and young people to meet their daily living needs including personal hygiene, managing challenging behaviour and other support including lifting.
  • To facilitate 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 at least one Saturday a month and regularly during Easter and summer school holidays and be able to attend training as required.
  • 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: ongoing
 
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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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