Salary: £22,386 (pro rata - £15,350 )

Responsible to: Participation Lead     

Hours: 24 hours a week over 4 days, this will need to be flexible, with occasional evenings/weekends working

Location: Enterprise Lodge, Stockdove Way, Greenford, Middlesex, UB6 8TJ

Contract: The post is subject to ongoing funding  

 

Overall Purpose of the Job:

To deliver participatory activities that specifically enable children/young people with SEN/disabilities and adults with learning disabilities that access social care services in Ealing to have a voice, speak out and be heard.

To encourage and develop the active participation and engagement of children/young people with SEN/disabilities and adults with learning disabilities that access social care services in Ealing throughout Ealing Mencap and the Borough.

To gather evidence based information and effectively support children/ young people with SEN/disabilities and adults with learning disabilities that access social care services in Ealing to influence decisions and services affecting their lives.  

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities are:

  • Support children/young people with SEN/disabilities and adults with learning disabilities that access social care services in Ealing to have a say about the issues that affect them.
  • Coordinate, plan, administer and run weekly meetings of the Adult ‘Power Group’ and monthly ‘Friends’ meetings to grow attendance and representation of adults with learning disabilities.
  • Coordinate, plan, administer and run monthly meetings of the Young People’s Preparing for Adulthood Power Group, to grow attendance and representation of young people with SEN/disabilities.
  • Report and provide information gathered to the Learning Disability Partnership Board, Preparing for Adulthood Sub-Group and Ealing Mencap Senior Management Team.
  • Provide high quality accessible minutes and reports for both internal and external audiences, capturing individual and collective voices to accurately represent people’s opinions, views and concerns.
  • Develop positive working relationships with professionals and managers across the statutory, voluntary and private sectors to support them to better understand, promote and implement participation at all levels.
  • Attend relevant meetings in the statutory, voluntary and private sectors where participation is/could be a key requirement in aiding/ensuring better outcomes for young people with special educational needs and adults with learning disabilities who access social care support in Ealing.
  • Organise, design, publicise, chair and facilitate a range of accessible participatory activities including: Consultations, focus groups, surveys and 1:1 Case Studies. This in partnership with other voice vehicles such as school councils, health services, community providers, social care, and national bodies.
  • Keep up-to-date about services and support for children, young people and adults with SEN/learning disabilities, including the Local Offer.
  • Offer very occasional meetings as needed to support individuals with learning disabilities (and their family carers) who access services to better understand their rights and enable them to enhance their ability to influence decisions affecting their lives.
  • Work in accordance with Ealing Mencap policies and procedures / London Borough of Ealing Adult and Children Safeguarding policy and procedures at all times.

 

To apply please complete the application pack below and return to: 

HR
Ealing Mencap
Enterprise Lodge
Stockdove Way
Greenford
Middx
UB6 8TJ

or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Closing date for applications is 9 AM, Friday 28th of June.

 

 

Application Information

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  • Job Description & Person Specification: PDF

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  • BACKGROUND

    “Ealing Mencap has a passion…………………………. a passion for changing lives”.

    Our Vision

    Everyone we support will have the opportunity in life to reach their potential.

     

    Our Mission

    We campaign for people’s rights, create opportunities, showcase our customers’ talents and skills, and break down barriers to overcome isolation and change lives.

     

    Our Values

    • We are Brave - we have the courage to demand better for our customers, be open to new ideas, and stand up to inequality wherever we see it.
    • We are Innovative - we take a "can-do" approach, offering person-centred support in a flexible way, and be forward thinking to ensure our services are the best they can be.
    • We are Approachable - we will be there to listen to our customers and partners, and welcome new opportunities for collaborations and partnership work.
    • We are Respectful - we will value the contributions of every one of our customers and staff, thriving on the different viewpoints and ideas that diversity offers.

    Ealing Mencap is a charity dedicated to providing advice and high-quality social, personal development and training opportunities for people with learning disabilities, as well as their families and carers, in the London Borough of Ealing and nearby.

    Ealing Mencap makes a huge positive contribution to the lives of the children and young people that use their services, and also to their families. They do this by:

    • Offering a range of after school activities which enable their children to socialise and develop confidence and new skills
    • Training and supporting children and young people in a range of critical life skills especially independent travel training;
    • giving families a much-needed respite break from their caring responsibilities;
    • Raising awareness about those with additional needs in the Ealing community.

    “We are a local group that is affiliated to the national Mencap, but we are independently run and funded.  Ealing Mencap has existed for more than 50 years, founded originally by a committed group of local parents and carers in 1965. They continue to keep their Ealing families at the heart of their services as they strive for a better future for children and young people with disabilities. For many years, social clubs and other services were run on a voluntary basis until the late 1980s, as the focus shifted towards local charities employing staff to deliver services to a professional standard.

    The years since then have seen steady growth in the overall number and diversity of services that Ealing Mencap offers, with our priorities to improve people’s quality of life, campaign, enable participation, and give people a voice, at the heart of all that we do. Ealing Mencap are proud of their charity’s roots. In 2016/17 we worked with over 2000 children and adults with learning disabilities.”

    Reaching Our Potential

    In 2017 we launched our three-year strategy plan Reaching Our Potential, which outlines our vision, mission and values. After consultation with our staff, our customers and carers, we are confident that the plan gives us a clear direction to offer the best possible support to anyone who comes to Ealing Mencap. You can read the full version of  'Reaching Our Potential' here