The Space Centre is unique. Established in Preston Lancashire in 1993, it now has two large sensory rooms and a third smaller room. The centre has the largest multi-sensory environment in the United Kingdom for people with special needs and our mission statement is:
“To provide a place where those with physical, learning or emotional difficulties may more easily acquire skills and enjoy experiences usually denied them.”
At Space we have all the latest lighting, sound and projection equipment which are controlled by iPads to give maximum flexibility for anyone with any special needs of any age. To find out more about each of the sensory rooms and what we do and how we can help, please take a look at our About Us pages and Facilities pages by clicking the link in the menu bar above.
We have a café and social area overlooking our beautiful gardens where groups can bring their own picnics and drinks and snacks are on sale. Groups may use the kitchen facilities for preparing food or bring food in from McDonalds across the road. We have two fabulous Changing Place rooms where clients can be hoisted to be changed in privacy and with dignity.
The Space Centre is part of Creative Support, a high quality provider of person centred social care services for people with learning disabilities, mental health and other needs based in Manchester. As a not-for-profit agency (a registered society with charitable status), Creative Support are committed to using their assets and resources to create opportunities for the people they support.
Space also has a registered charity, The Friends of Space (charity number 1161929) which we need to raise ongoing funds for purchasing specialist equipment, and repairing and maintaining this equipment. Space is such a specialist niche area which makes it very expensive to run so we are grateful for the ongoing support of the public to keep the centre open.
Job Opportunity: Sensory Room Facilitator
Closing Date: 25 August 2020
We are looking for an enthusiastic and practical person to join the team at Space, a multi sensory centre, working to enable carers to use the sensory facilities to gain the maximum benefit for children and adults with additional needs. You must be committed, positive and person centred in your approach and have the ability to guide and nurture groups. Each day is different at The Space Centre according to which groups are attending and so the role requires an adaptable approach and a willingness to multitask, as well as an ability to provide an excellent experience for everyone who uses the centre. Good communication skills are a necessity, as are administrative/IT skills and the ability to work with technology to use the equipment in the sensory rooms.
Shifts are based on a rota system which will include days, evenings and weekends. We are recruiting for a number of contracts which include relief, part and full time roles.
Applicants should have experience working with people with physical and/or learning disabilities, including people with Autism.