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for families with disabled children and young people in Sussex.

Amaze is a charity that gives information, advice and support to families of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Brighton & Hove and Sussex. We also support young people with SEND up to 25. Some of our services are only available in specific areas – check out the specific services information for parent carers and young people.

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4 days ago
Amaze

REMINDER - Another great opportunity to join us!Amaze seeks Head of Young People Services (Sussex):We are looking for a passionate and dynamic professional with experience of managing young people’s programmes and a good understanding of the lives and needs of young people with SEND and their families, especially around preparing for adulthood.Amazing Futures is our service for young people with SEND aged 14-25 which includes social groups, peer support, careers advice, coaching and casework around education, health and care. This role will lead our young people’s work and be part of the Senior Leadership Team at Amaze, managing the existing staff and volunteer team, and working with them to grow and develop Amazing Futures across Sussex. You need to be an excellent communicator, who can engage with all sorts of people, and above all, keen to make a difference in young people’s lives.About the role:- 24 hours per week, to be worked flexibly- £33,333- £35,445 p.a. pro-rata equivalent to NJC Spinal Point 31-33- Two years fixed-term contract with the possibility of extension- Working out of Amaze’s Eastbourne and Brighton offices, with some homeworking, with travel all over East SussexAmaze is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe having a diverse workforce at all levels allows us to represent the communities we serve.· We want to employ staff who have lived experience of SEND - yourself and/or as a parent/carer of a child, young person, or adult, with SEND· We particularly welcome applicants from Black Asian and minoritised ethnic communities.The deadline for applications is Wednesday 24 August and interviews will be Thursday 8 September in person in Brighton.Application packs and other info can be downloaded from: loom.ly/ncabIBoYou are warmly encouraged to contact us for an information discussion about the role - call 01273 234020 or email sallyp@amazesussex.org.uk to arrange this. ... See MoreSee Less

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Wish I had more hours in my week lol

4 days ago
Amaze

Do you feel you have the knowledge and experience to support other parents as one of our Face 2 Face befrienders?Our volunteer befrienders offer emotional support to parents of children with additional needs around the time of their child’s diagnosis or when facing new challenges.We offer free training to help you use your experience and knowledge as a parent carer to help others. Our training programme includes:👂 Building listening skills👭 Qualities of a befriender🚫 Establishing boundaries🦺 Safeguarding👪 The parent journeyOur next online training programme starts on Wednesday 14 September, running on Wednesday mornings for six weeks. Email: marie@amazesussex.org.uk or call Marie on 07484 051755. ... See MoreSee Less

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Brilliant idea.. well overdue. Diagnosis and after care (in my own journey) has been little to none.. leaving you anxious, clueless, and so so frustrated

5 days ago
Amaze

Have you submitted your recipe for our Amazing Bakes recipe book yet? We're publishing it later this year to celebrate our 25th birthday and we need parent carers, children and young people to take part. Audrey is nine (seen here when she was five) and has always loved cake, which inspired her to bake with her mummy and daddy regularly. Audrey would like to be a baker when she grows up and plans to submit her recipe for vegan cinnamon buns to the cookbook, yum! Please share your baking pictures and stories with us using the hashtags #amaze25th and #amazingbakes25, we can’t wait to see what everyone else has to offer! Here’s the link to the entry form to be in our recipe book (if your recipe is featured, you'll get a free copy of the book):loom.ly/Kx9LZgU ... See MoreSee Less

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Can’t wait to see that recipe for vegan cinnamon buns - my favourite!

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