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Disability Dance Session Volunteer

Disability Dance Session Volunteer

  • Location:

    Finchley, London

  • Sector:

    Volunteer

  • Contract type:

    Volunteer

  • Contact:

    Volunteers

  • Contact email:

    volunteers@tpp.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    0

  • Salary low:

    0

  • Job ref:

    LF1758_1547121102

  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-02-09

icandance is a charity which offers dance and performance opportunities to children and young people, with varying disabilities, aged 4 to 25 years old.

A dance session volunteer will:

  • Volunteer within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Volunteer 1:1 with an individual child to enable them to access dance
  • Support all forms of communication, both verbal and non-verbal, to allow children to fully participate
  • Address behavioural needs, being sensitive to what is happening in the moment
  • Build a relationship with your allocated child, allowing a sense of safety and an environment for growth and fun
  • Be able to work with a wide range of disabilities including wheelchair users
  • Communicate clearly and professionally with parents, team members and other agencies when needed
  • Attend team meetings, supervision sessions and trainings
  • Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of each allocated child and be up-to-date with all necessary information regarding each child.

As a regular volunteer at icandance, you will receive:

  • The opportunity to learn from a multi-disciplinary team which includes dance movement psychotherapists, choreographers, education practitioners, disability specialists, and theatre practitioners.
  • Learning and development opportunities through our volunteer learning and mentoring programme which includes accredited trainings.
  • Supervision and reflection opportunities on a one-to-one basis and as part of the team.
  • The chance to volunteer at special events, and one-off opportunities.

Person specification

Essential:

  • Have qualifications, experience or an interest in working with children/young people with disabilities
  • Sensitive to the needs and challenges of children with disabilities and their families
  • Be fun, energetic and comfortable to work with dance, though no prior dance experience is required
  • Have a good command of the English language/communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Be prepared to have an Enhanced DBS check

Desired:

  • Working knowledge of BSL, Makaton, PECS or other communication aids
  • Attendance of other specialist training
  • A good level of self-awareness
  • A first aid certificate and safeguarding training
  • Experience of working in schools

How to apply

Please email penny@icandance.org.uk for more information on how to apply for the role.