JOB SUMMARY

The post holder will be based in the barn and will assist in all aspects of the care of the animals. The post holder will also design and deliver barn based activities for children and young people with autism and their families and will assist in the delivery of the animal care qualification. Due to the nature of this role the post holder may be required to work during the evening and/or weekends.

Location:                       Daisy Chain, Norton

Salary:                           £17441.33 (Fixed Term contract 12 months) 

Hours                          16.5 hrs 

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KEY TASKS

  • Maintain the general cleanliness, security and tidiness of the barn area
  • Ensure Daisy Chain’s daily farm routine is completed to the required standard
  • Ensure the safe and adequate supervision of animals at all times when working in the barn
  • Do last checks and make sure the barn is locked up in the barn managers and deputy barn managers absence
  • Supervise student placements and volunteers
  • Liaise with and provide reports to the Barn Manager
  • Provide 1:1 or small group support to children/young people/adults with autism and support them to develop friendships and participate in barn related activities.  
  • Set-up and facilitate a range of social and educational activities in the barn.
  • Assist in the planning and delivery of the animal care qualification  
  • Develop and maintain positive and supportive relationships towards children/young people/ adults with autism and their families.
  • Contribute towards the protection of individuals from abuse by adhering to Daisy Chain’s Child and Vulnerable Adult Safeguarding policies at all times.
  • Ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times and that Service Users personal details are not disclosed to any unauthorized third person.
  • Maintain effective and accurate recording and reporting systems in line with Daisy Chain’s procedures and undertake other administrative tasks as required.
  • Undertake any training and development deemed necessary for the pursuance of the post
  • Any other duties from time to time, commensurate with the level of the post

  

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Comply with the Charities’ Health and Safety policy in all employment practices
  • Work in ways, which promote equality of opportunity, participation and responsibility
  • Maintain the integrity of the Daisy Chain brand in all internal and external communications
  • Maintain a proactive approach to your role and responsibilities along with a commitment to contribute and maintain the positive working ethos within the Charity
  • Work in a way that contributes to the continuous improvement of the Charity’s services and embraces the organisations quality initiatives

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

 

Essential

Desirable

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Experience

  • Experience of working with animals
  • Experience of face to face work with young people in a formal or informal setting
  • Experience of working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions
  • Demonstrable experience of planning and facilitating activities that are suitable for a range of ages
  • Experience of working in the voluntary sector

 

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Qualifications

  • Relevant child care/education qualification to at least Level 2 or equivalent
  • Animal care qualification

 

 

 

 

 

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Knowledge

  • Knowledge of current legislation relating to work with children and young people
  • Knowledge of current legislation relating to working with animals

 

 

 

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Other

  • Ability to work within agreed and often tight timescales
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Accurate monitoring and record keeping skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • IT literate and able to use all appropriate software packages
  • Willingness to be flexible about the work undertaken
  • Understanding of and commitment to the aims, ethos and philosophy of Daisy Chain
  • Ability and willingness to work during the evening and weekends, including Sunday’s.

 

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This job outline is intended to indicate the broad range of responsibilities and requirements of the post. It is neither exhaustive nor exclusive but, while some variation can be expected in particular duties, the outline is considered to provide a reasonable general description of the post.

This post is deemed to require an Enhanced Disclosure Check with the Criminal Records Bureau due to the fact that there is access to children and vulnerable adults. Further information on the Disclosure Service is available from www.disclosures.gov.uk 

To be considered for the role click on the apply button above and submit your CV and details alongside a covering letter detailing with examples how you meet the person specification for the role. If you have any questions or require further information please contact us on 01642 531248.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.

If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process, to enable you to perform to the best of your ability, please let us know when submitting your CV.