Children and Young People's Enablement Officer (IAG & FM) at Henshaws

Henshaws Community Services enable people of all ages living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to make informed choices about their future.

Henshaws are here throughout their journey offering expert support, guidance and skills helping people to fulfil their potential. Independence and friendship are at the heart of what they do helping people to find the confidence to go beyond their expectations.

Henshaws are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to implement our Henshaws Children and Young People’s Pathway, with specific focus on delivering Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG), developing personal plans to ages 0-7 and planning and delivering theFriendship Matters activity program for age 0-18.

This is a unique opportunity to work with sight impaired and severely sight impaired children and young people and their families. Your role will be to support CYP through the initial stages of sight loss at point of referral as well as supporting, where relevant, to access FM activities, providing sessions to encourage CYP to challenge themselves and go beyond expectations. The role will involve the assessment of CYP needs and goal setting as well as monitoring progress throughout.

Henshaws are looking for someone with experience of working with and supporting children or young people aged 0 to 18 years or working with or supporting parents, families and carers including group activities and/or one to one activities. Experience of supporting children and young people and/or adults with disabilities is desirable.

Henshaws aims to employ a diverse workforce and is committed to equality of employment and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. This role will require an enhanced DBS check.

For further information and to apply, visit: www.henshaws.org.uk/jobs/children-and-young-people-enablement-officer/, or email: [email protected]

The post is for a fixed term contract until 31 March 2021.