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Children in Need is pump priming the ARCOS SMILE Project to help us set up a sensory and music room for children and their families with a wide range of disabilities and special educational needs.
|Training for Carers|
Many people with whom ARCOS works are dependent on others for their health, welfare and quality of life. Carers including parents and partners are often left to cope throughout 24 hours, seven days a week without adequate training or practical support. ARCOS recognises the need for specialist carer training.
It is essential that carers possess the knowledge, understanding and requisite skills to support the individual in a comprehensive way and help them to be as independent as possible in each of the areas below:
Training is workshop based comprising self-experience, supervised work with the client concerned and theoretical background. It is carefully targeted to each individual’s needs.
Most of the training for relatives is provided free of charge, funded by grants and donations. During recent years the BBC Children in Need Appeal has enabled ARCOS to provide free training for those helping more than 270 disabled children in nurseries, schools, residential homes, respite care and hospices.
Illustrations of Course Feedback:
‘I’m so sorry I broke down, it was such a surprise, after all these years to see her able to change like that, swallowing without choking and holding the spoon a bit. I came along to the sessions because I didn’t want to be rude, I didn’t expect it to make any difference’
‘Practical tips on managing difficult and common problems’
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Speech and Language Therapist required to work full-time as part of our multi-disciplinary team; able to work with children and/or adults. Bobath training would be an advantage. Must be able to work hands-on or prepared to learn.
Occupational Therapist (Band 5/6) required to work full-time (annual contract) as part of our inter-disciplinary team. Must be prepared to work hands-on for assessment and treatment of individuals with neurological conditions.
Neuro-physiotherapist Post(s) based at the ARCOS office, some travel involved. Car driver essential. This is a full-time post but may be shared by two neuro-physiotherapists to work in our specialist multi-disciplinary team based in Malvern, an exciting opportunity for someone with skill and ambition to develop their career.
Full-time Secretarial post at the ARCOS Centre in Malvern: Microsoft Office experience and accurate typing skills essential, familiarity with speech to text would be an advantage but if not training is available. This is a full-time post for an experienced secretary who is seeking employment that offers an opportunity to be part of an expanding team and help develop a busy national charity.
Please contact ARCOS for more details or arrange to visit and/or discuss either position.