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virtual clubs
NEW ! VIRTUAL CLUBS
There are several clubs that we are taking online and here you can find the details of all the clubs that SNAAP are currently running during the lockdown of Covid-19. Please follow the link below for more details:
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Thank You !
Many thanks once again to our many generous donors; Bambinoes £2000, Chestfield & Sharpers Hall Lodge £200, NCS Canterbury £947, a group of Stagecoach South East employees did a Tough Mudder Course and raised £2027, service user Lily Jell raised £344 by growing her hair & cutting it for the Little Princess Trust and then together with her brother Alfie they raised another £400 by doing a raffle. Also thanks to Heron Angling Society for £1115 and also to Born Anxious who regularly donate £20 a month.
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Thank You !
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,
excited toddlers
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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Thank You !
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.
Job Vacancies working for SNAAP
SNAAP Play Support Workers Job Description
We are currently looking to recruit Play Support Workers to join our friendly team. We are a local charity based in Herne Bay and run short breaks for disabled children aged 8-19 years across 3 different venues in East Kent (Herne Bay, Sittingbourne and Folkestone). You can work at just one venue or multiple.

Children’s disabilities vary but can include Autism and challenging behaviour, significant learning delays and physical disabilities. You will be looking after children on a 1:1 basis but working as part of team and you must be able to motivate and engage in all aspect of caring for our children using your own initiative. Not all our children are able to communicate verbally so you will need to adapt. You will also be expected to help with feeding and personal care.

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 8-19
Line Managed by :
Manager
Responsible to :
SNAAP’s Board of Directors
Salary :
£9.27 an hour plus 12.07% holiday entitlement (total hourly rate £10.38).
Hours :
You must be available to work at least one Saturday a month (Sittingbourne and Herne Bay 9.30-5.30/Folkestone 9.30-4.00) and for regular work during Easter and summer school holidays (Sittingbourne and Herne Bay 9.30-3.30/Folkestone 9.30-4.00)
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 be responsible for a disabled child (aged 8-19 years) on a 1:1 basis within a group during our playschemes.
  • Provide person centred care and personal care to disabled children to meet their daily living needs.
  • Support children at mealtimes, in accordance with their individual needs.
  • To ensure the full participation of all children in activities, with a view to enhancing their life experiences and improving individual skills.
  • Be welcoming and supportive to parents and carers.
  • Contribute fully to team working, responding positively to colleagues and undertaking all reasonable work instructions promptly.
  • Practice safe systems of work across the range of tasks and in particular moving and handling.
  • Be welcoming and supportive to parents and carers developing positive professional relationships.
  • To be actively involved in the written evaluation at the end of each session.
  • Take an active interest in your personal and professional development by participating in supervision and performance reviews and attending all training as required.
  • Professionally represent and positively promote SNAAP.
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures.
Person Specification :
  • Previous experience of working with children and young people is essential.
  • Be highly motivated with an outgoing personality.
  • Be proactive, creative and possess skills that are successful in delivering positive outcomes for children.
  • A good understanding of matters relating to safeguarding of children in terms of their health, safety, welfare and mental wellbeing.
  • Be able to work one Saturday a month, regularly during Easter and summer school holidays and attend training as required (at our Herne Bay office).
  • Must be reliable and punctual.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as work on own initiative.
In response to the unprecedented events we are currently experiencing due to the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19, at this time we will be conducting our interviews via video calls.
SNAAP is committed to safeguarding and this post will require an Enhanced DBS Disclosure the cost of which is met by SNAAP.

Please visit our website snaap.org.uk to learn more about SNAAP and the services we offer. You will be expected to know about the organisation you are wanting to work for.

It is also advisable that you fully understand Safeguarding and your responsibilities when working for SNAAP.

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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