SEND Champion Volunteer

 

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Organisation Information
Merton Libraries (LBM)
Opportunity Description

To help lead and develop the events and activities programme for children with special educational needs and disability (SEND). To promote SEND services and work with the library service to continue to meet the needs of SEND children and their parent’s/carers. This role is needed across all 7 libraries: Colliers Wood, Mitcham, Morden, Raynes Park, Pollards Hill, West Barnes and Wimbledon

Duties:

Help to plan, organise and implement a programme of activities and events aimed at SEND children.

Prepare and organise the set up of any equipment or resources for SEND activities and events.

Work with Library staff to increase participation levels in children’s SEND activities and events.

Help to initiate, maintain and develop contacts in the local community to increase and develop participation and awareness.

Monitor and assist in improving the quality of service delivered in children’s SEND activities and events.

Any other associated tasks from time to time to be agreed.

Skills:

The ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with children, library staff, other volunteers and members of the public.

Previous experience of organising children’s activities and events preferred.

A basic understanding of how the Library Service operates, either in general terms or in the candidate's personal experience.

Reliable, confident and responsible individual, with enthusiasm and effective interpersonal skills.

Essential Skills
Essential Skills: 
Listening Skills
Verbal Communication Skills
Interests
Interests: 
Children / Youth
Family Support
People with Disabilities
Local Events
Practical Considerations
Is a driving licence required?: 
No
Is this opportunity at a location with full disabled access?: 
Yes
When are Volunteers required?
Morning: 
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Afternoon: 
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Evening: 
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Flexible


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