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Thank You !
Henry Smith for our grant for £6720 towards our family support service, Eleanor Wyles, Wingham Fisheries, Jessica Delo, Seaside Shop for their donation of £2,800 and Bambinoes for their donation of £1,500.
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Thank You to everyone!
Following the sad loss of their son, David, Mr & Mrs Thorman asked for donations to SNAAP. From The Ardea Lodge, also to Mrs Biddlecombe for her donation following the sad loss of her husband Keith and to the Rotary club of Chestfield. We wish Craig Rouse luck in his challenge of doing 1000k in a year, follow link to donate.
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Thank You !
More thank yous are due; to the West Bay Shop for their very kind donation of £3,000 and to Alain Godon Ltd for their donation of £1,500. Thanks also to everyone donating to our collecting tins throughout the area. Full list on our Funding Support page.
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Thank You Everyone!
The Henry Smith Charity for giving us £18,600 over 2 years to fund our Family Support Worker, Whitehead Monckton Charitable Foundation donated £3,000 towards our Sports Club & WAHL (UK) Ltd donated £2,363.26 from being their charity for the past year!
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More Mini-bus Support
£1000 from Licensed Victuallers Association of Canterbury, Whitstable & Herne Bay, £397 from the Wonky Parsnip Farm Shop, £675 from Paul Harris for doing TAB for TRAUMA, £500 from the Rotary Club of Hythe & £63 from Goldfinch Galleries, Whitstable.
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Mini bus short breaks
We are looking for support to continue running our mini bus short break service. Our target is £20,000, currently we have raised £12,582, including most recently from the Rotary club of Hythe and Canterbury Lions Club, we are delighted to say we will be running some days this summer so thank you to everyone who has helped raise this. Donaote via the Just Giving link below. If you donate by other means, please specify Mini Bus Short Breaks, so it can be allocated to the correct fund. Thank you!
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Job Vacancies working for SNAAP
SNAAP Play Support Leader 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 day 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 an 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 a child on a 1:1 basis within a group as well as taking charge of the 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 during school holidays, the occasional Saturday 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: 6th October 2017 - Interview will be held on: 25th October 2017
 
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
Based at :
Main base for mini-bus days out will be Windchimes, Herne Bay. Specialist Play Schemes are held at Herne Bay, Sittingbourne, Margate and Hawkinge.
Salary :
£ 8.65 an hour
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 Saturday clubs, play schemes and days out.
  • Assist or attend to disabled children and young people to meet their daily living needs including nourishment, personal hygiene, administering medication and other support including lifting
  • To ensure 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 regularly during summer holidays (25th July-2nd Sept) and be able to attend training out of school/college hours or at weekends
  • 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: 6th October 2017 - Interview will be held on: 25th October 2017
 
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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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