CYP Enablement Officer – Full Time

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Closing date: Tuesday 24 January 2023
Location: Manchester
Hours: 35 hours per week (including occasional evening and weekend work and residential trips)
Salary: £21730.80 per annum
Contract: Fixed Term 12 months
Interview date: TBC


  • Enhanced sick & Maternity pay
  • 4 days full pay emergency domestic leave per year
  • free eye test vouchers, long service awards
  • access to free of charge independent
  • counselling service, opportunity to buy additional annual leave
  • flexible work patterns

Henshaws is a northern charity supporting people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to go beyond expectations.

We believe that, wherever they are, everyone has the right to an independent and fulfilling life. Our support, advice and training enables people and their families build skills, develop confidence, help each other and look forward to a more positive future.

We are looking for a Children and Young People Enablement Officer based in the Manchester area.

This is a unique opportunity to work with partially sighted and blind children children and young people, helping them to become more independent. Your role will be to support CYP through the program providing activities around building confidence and self esteem, cooking, social and interpersonal skills, daily living skills and transitions and planning for the future, all while having fun, making friends and trying new things.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Market and promote the I Can Do It! courses with families, CYP and professionals and establish partnerships to maximise referral routes.
  • Recruit youngsters to take part in courses and activities and maintain a waiting list of referrals.
  • Complete a baseline assessment and goal setting exercise (virtually or face to face) with CYP alongside parents prior to the start of their course to identify needs and areas for skill development.

The ideal candidate will: 

  • Have experience of working with and supporting children or young people aged 0 to 18 years or working with or supporting parents, families and carers including group activities and/or one to one activity.
  • Childcare qualification/ youth work/ teaching/ Rehab or habilitation qualification/ social care etc. or other qualification in relevant subject

  • Awareness of issues relating to health and safety and ways to reduce risks when working children and young people.

Closes: Tuesday 24th January – 12noon 

To gain a full understanding of the role please read the job description and person specification available on-line at or contact the HR department on 01423 814510.

Henshaws is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults. It is a criminal offence for people barred from working in regulated activity to apply for roles that require them to work unsupervised with that particular group e.g. adults at risk, children or both. An Enhanced DBS check with barring and reference checks will be sought from the successful candidate.

“Henshaws reserves the right to check social media accounts of all successful applicants. For more information, please contact the HR department on 01423 814210.”

Henshaws Society for Blind People aims to employ a diverse workforce and is committed to equality of employment and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.  This role may require an enhanced DBS check, please refer to the job description for further details.   Registered Charity No: 221888

For further information about this vacancy and details of how to apply, please visit the Henshaws Society for the Blind website:

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