Work for ACCT: Football Coach Job Opportunities

ACCT is looking to recruit two Football Coaches to work at our ACCT Academy Football Club on a Friday evening (at Goals, 95 Norfolk Park Road) and for bank play work cover at our Teenage Youth Club (at St Mary’s Community Centre, Bramall Lane) on Wednesday evenings and Acctivate Children’s Club (at St Mary’s Community Centre, Bramall Lane) on Saturday mornings.

This is a great opportunity to work in sport, providing high quality support and skills for autistic children and young people. Candidates need to be enthusiastic and have a passion for football and sport, along with a desire to work with children and young people and to develop yourself as a coach.

Remuneration: £10 per hour

Hours: 1.75 hours per week (17:30pm-19:15pm, 1.75 hours on Friday Evening. In addition the opportunity to work at our Teenage Youth Club (Wednesdays 18:30-21:30 and Acctivate Children’s Club (Saturdays 09:30-12:30) as a bank playworker providing cover

Closing Date for applications: Sunday 25th April 2021 at 5pm

Interviews: Tuesday 27th / Wednesday 28th April 2021 via Zoom

How to apply: Please fill in the application form, referring to the job description and person specification (downloadable from this page)

If you have any questions not covered by the supporting information in the application documents below, please contact enquiries@acctsheffield.org.uk

Please download the job pack documents here:

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form

Parents’ Zoom Meeting

Tuesday the 6th of April, 7pm-9pm.

Join facilitators of the group Margaret Kilner (parent and trustee) and Nicola Hough (parent and manager) to share and learn.

Discussions will include coming out of lockdown, making plans during the Easter holidays and what’s open, life as we head into spring, managing expectationsand much more.

Please contact enquiries@acctsheffield.org.uk to register your interest and you will be sent an invitation to join the meeting along with a guide to using Zoom.

Applying for a Specialist School or College Place Webinar

We are excited to welcome Ruth Bright from Bright Futures Consultancy to deliver the next webinar in the series – 

  • Applying for a Specialist School/College Place Webinar – how to be successful 

Join us for this informative webinar that will give you the tools you need to successfully secure a specialist place for your child or young person. Ruth will be on hand to answer your questions.

Tomorrow Wednesday 30th March @ 11:30 – 12:30pm on Zoom 

Book a place on –

  • EHC Plan Check Group Workshop

On Wednesday 7th April and Wednesday 21st April 11:30 – 1:30pm

Critical Analysis of your EHC Plan that will check your Education and Health Care Plan. The workshops will be available to six members at a time, participants need to feel comfortable sharing information within the group.

Please email enquiries@acctsheffield.org.uk to request your place. An invite and Zoom link will be sent out via email prior to each webinar and workshop.

ACCT Academy Football Club is back at Goals this Friday!!!

With the reopening of grass roots sports we are excited to announce the return of our football club! Please join our fantastic football coaches Brad, Alex, Mike and Beth every Friday starting this week on Friday 2nd April 6 – 7pm @ Goals Sheffield

  • A fun inclusive session
  • All abilities welcome
  • Learn new football skills
  • Make friends
  • Improve confidence and self esteem
  • Improve social, communication and functional skills
  • Siblings welcome
  • A place to be yourself 

 To book a place for your young person please email enquiries@acctsheffield.org.uk


‘ACCT Academy has enabled three of my sons to access an out of school activity, where they are understood and nurtured in a safe environment.
They love to play football, but sometimes react to situations in a different way to a child who is neurotypical. The specialist staff are equipped to deal with all the situations, and understand the difficulties they have.
ACCT Academy has raised their self esteem enormously, and has helped them to regulate their emotions.’

Parents’ Zoom Meeting

Tuesday the 23rd of March, 7pm-9pm.

Join facilitators of the group Margaret Kilner (parent and trustee) and Nicola Hough (parent and manager) to share and learn.

Discussions will include how has your child settled into school, coming out of lockdown, making plans, life as we head into springand much more.

Please contact enquiries@acctsheffield.org.uk to register your interest and you will be sent an invitation to join the meeting along with a guide to using Zoom.

ACCT’s Minecraft Server is Open in March!

ACCT’s Minecraft server runs online twice a week –

  • Every Thursday at 18:00 – 20:00
  • Every Saturday at 09:45 – 12:15

Both sessions are for all age groups and run by our dedicated staff team.
 


If you’re a regular player already, you can use your own account, or if you don’t have an account, we have a number of accounts that ACCT members can borrow for the session times. Come along to build, explore and chat with your ACCT pals!
 

You’ll need access to a computer, an internet connection, and to download and install Minecraft on to your computer in order to join in. Unfortunately, we are unable to help with external issues, such as installing Minecraft, setting up computers, internet connections, etc. For this reason, parents should be available to help children while playing. ACCT staff will be on hand to help with in-game issues, and help your children get involved. 
 


If you’d like to book a place or have issues getting set up, please get in touch via – 
enquiries@acctsheffield.org.uk

Ruth Bright Series of Webinars and Workshops

Following the success of our Mini Series of Webinars focusing on EHC Plans we are excited to welcome back Ruth Bright from Bright Futures Consultancy

Mini Series of Webinars
Ruth will be delivering a new Mini Series of Webinars that will help you to navigate the complex legal system of SEN support, EHC Plans, appeals and much more. Ruth will host the mini series with a presentation, there will be an opportunity to have your questions answered.

Critical Analysis of your EHC Plan
Ruth will also be delivering a series of group workshops that will check your Education and Health Care Plan. The workshops will be available to six members at a time, participants need to feel comfortable sharing information within the group.

The mini series will take place via Zoom on the following dates –

Wednesday 10th March @ 11:30 – 12:30pm

  • How to Submit an Appeal Webinar – what to focus on in the application, common arguments etc 

Wednesday 17th March @ 11:30 – 12:30pm

  • Local Provision – what’s out there and how to apply

Wednesday 24th March @ 11:30 – 1:30pm

  • EHC Plan Check Group Workshop

Wednesday 31st March @ 11:30 – 12:30pm

  • Applying for a Specialist School/College Place Webinar – how to be successful

Wednesday 7th April @ 11:30 – 1:30pm

  • EHC Plan Check Group Workshop

Wednesday 14th April @ 11:30 – 12:30pm

  • Key Dates Webinar- when to plan strategically, what EHC timeframes you should be wary of, key times in the academic year 

Wednesday 21st April @ 11:30 – 1:30pm

  • EHC Plan Check Group Workshop

Wednesday 28th April @ 11:30 – 12:30pm

  • Maintaining an EHC Plan Post 19+ Webinar – how and when a EHCP is still necessary after 19 and what to do if the LA tries to cease the plan

Wednesday 5th May @ 11:30 – 12:30pm 

  • EHC Plan Check Group Workshop

Please email enquiries@acctsheffield.org.uk to request your place. An invite and Zoom link will be sent out via email prior to each webinar and workshop.

Parents’ Zoom Meeting

Parents’ Zoom Meeting, Tuesday the 9th of March, 7pm-9pm.

Join facilitators of the group Margaret Kilner (parent and trustee) and Nicola Hough (parent and manager) to share and learn.

Discussions will include the reopening of schools and what this means for you and your children, coming out of lockdown, life as we head into springand much more.

Please contact enquiries@acctsheffield.org.uk to register your interest and you will be sent an invitation to join the meeting along with a guide to using Zoom.

Zoom into ACCT Crafting and Sing Along!!

Please join us for our last craft and sing along Zoom session in the current lockdown. The session is friendly and relaxed and everyone is welcome!

Thursday 4th March, 5-7pm

  • 5:00pm – Welcome
  • 5:10pm – Craft Activity lead by Alison
  • 6:00pm – Biscuit time
  • 6:10pm – Sing Along on YouTube
  • 6:45pm – An opportunity to share Something Good, Something Bad and Something that you are grateful for from your week
  • 7pm – Goodbyes

It is fine to join in for part or all of the session.

We will be making a Tree of Hope!

You need:

  • Thick card – side of a cardboard box is perfect
  • Green card
  • Pink or white tissue paper
  • White paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Please email enquiries@acctsheffield.org.uk for the link to join

Online Safety Workshop

We are pleased to welcome Dannielle Lee who is a Cyber Protect Officer at South Yorkshire Police who is delivering a presentation to help you as parents keep your children and young people safe online. The presentation is on Wednesday 24th February at 10am on Zoom.

Screen time and being online has become an even bigger part of our lives in the last year. Dannielle will be giving advice on how to keep your children safe and will include –

  • Online Gaming
  • Cyberbullying
  • Seeing something inappropriate online 
  • Online chat
  • And will answer your questions

To book a place at this presentation please email enquiries@acctsheffield.org.uk

Weekly Multi Sports Sessions on Fridays @ St Mary’s

Whilst our ACCT Academy Football Club sessions at Goals are on hold we will be running a Weekly Multi Sport Session starting this Friday 19th February at St Mary’s! The sessions will start at 6pm until 7:30pm with two age groups and will be run by our fantastic coaches Brad, Joe, Mike and Beth.

Sessions will be a mix of inside and outside activities to include – 

  • FIFA 2021
  • Table top games
  • Football drills and skills
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Table Football
  • Pool

To book a place please email – enquiries@acctsheffield.org.uk 

Parents’ Pathological Demand Avoidance Course

We are excited to offer our members the opportunity to attend a two part course focusing on Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) delivered by the PDA Society. The course will take place on Zoom on –

  • Monday 22nd February and Monday 1st March at 10-12:30pm

The course will cover –

  • What is PDA?
  • Consider what demands are
  • Explore strategies that might be beneficial
  • Siblings
  • Diagnosis
  • Education
  • Signposts to additional resources
  • Share ideas and experiences

 To book your place on this course please email – enquiries@acctsheffield.org.uk to register you interest. Places are limited and participants must be available to attend both dates.

Zoom into ACCT Crafting and Sing Along!!

Are you looking for something to do in the half term holiday? Then please join us for our craft and sing along Zoom session. The session is friendly and relaxed and everyone is welcome!

Thursday 18th February, 5-7pm

  • 5:00pm – Welcome
  • 5:10pm – Craft Activity lead by Alison
  • 6:00pm – Biscuit time
  • 6:10pm – Sing Along on YouTube
  • 6:45pm – An opportunity to share Something Good, Something Bad and Something that you are grateful for from your week
  • 7pm – Goodbyes

It is fine to join in for part or all of the session.

We will be making Dream Catchers!

You need:

  • A paper plate or circle of cardboard
  • String, wool or long shoelace!
  • Beads, buttons, shells, sequins – small things to use as decorations
  • Lengths of ribbon or wool in different colours
  • Feathers
  • Tissue paper
  • Felt pens
  • Coloured card
  • Hole punch or something pointy!
  • Pencil

Please email enquiries@acctsheffield.org.uk for the link to join

Parents’ Zoom Meeting

Parents’ Zoom Meeting, Tuesday the 9th of February, 7pm-9pm.

Join facilitators of the group Margaret Kilner (parent and trustee) and Nicola Hough (parent and manager) to share and learn.

Discussions will include the lockdown and remote learning, what this means for you and your children, supporting your children with their learning vs work commitments and much more.

Please contact enquiries@acctsheffield.org.uk to register your interest and you will be sent an invitation to join the meeting along with a guide to using Zoom.

Zoom into ACCT Crafting and Sing Along!!

We are pleased to announce our next craft and sing along Zoom session during the current lockdown. Everyone welcome!

Thursday 4th February, 5-7pm

  • 5:00pm – Welcome
  • 5:10pm – Craft Activity lead by Alison
  • 6:00pm – Biscuit time
  • 6:10pm – Sing Along on YouTube
  • 6:45pm – An opportunity to share Something Good, Something Bad and Something that you are grateful for from your week
  • 7pm – Goodbyes

It is fine to join in for part or all of the session.

We will be making a Valentine’s Card!

You need:

  • A piece of plain card, white or a light colour
  • Assorted coloured paper or card for the hearts (you could use wrapping paper too or make your own design)
  • Felt pens – green, black and red
  • A piece of ribbon
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Glue sick
  • Scissors

Please email enquiries@acctsheffield.org.uk for the link to join

Date for your diary 

  • Thursday 18th February 5-7pm

Parents’ Zoom Meeting

Tuesday the 26th of January, 7pm-9pm.

Join facilitators of the group Margaret Kilner (parent and trustee) and Nicola Hough (parent and manager) to share and learn.

Discussions will include the lockdown and remote, what this means for you and your children, supporting your children with their learning vs work commitments and much more.

Please contact enquiries@acctsheffield.org.uk to register your interest and you will be sent an invitation to join the meeting along with a guide to using Zoom.

Mini Series of Webinars – The Complex Legal System of SEN Support, EHC Plans, Appeals, Tribunals and More

We are pleased to offer our members the opportunity to attend a mini series of webinars that will focus on helping you to navigate the complex legal system of SEN support, EHC Plans, appeals and tribunals. Ruth Bright from Bright Futures Consultancy will be hosting the mini series with a presentation and the opportunity to have your questions answered.

The mini series will take place via Zoom on the following dates –

  • Wednesday 20th January @ 1 – 2pm – School refusal, a lack of support from schools/colleges during the pandemic and misinformation around My Plans and EHC Plans
  • Wednesday 27th January @ 1 – 2pm – Applying for an EHC Plan – the criteria for applying, when and how, content, appeals, tribunals, etc
  • Wednesday 3rd February @ 1 – 2pm – Annual reviews with and without an EHC Plan

Please email enquiries@acctsheffield.org.uk to request your place. An invite and Zoom link will be sent out via email prior to each webinar.

ACCT’s Minecraft Server is open throughout lockdown 3!

ACCT’s Minecraft server runs online twice per week –

  • Every Thursday at 18:00 – 20:00
  • Every Saturday at 09:45 – 12:15

Both sessions are for all age groups and run by our dedicated staff team.

If you’re a regular player already, you can use your own account, or if you don’t have an account, we have a number of accounts that ACCT members can borrow for the session times. Come along to build, explore and chat with your ACCT pals!
 

You’ll need access to a computer, an internet connection, and to download and install Minecraft on to your computer in order to join in. Unfortunately, we are unable to help with external issues, such as installing Minecraft, setting up computers, internet connections, etc. For this reason, parents should be available to help children while playing. ACCT staff will be on hand to help with in-game issues, and help your children get involved. 

If you’d like to book a place or have issues getting set up, please get in touch via – 
enquiries@acctsheffield.org.uk
 

ACCT Zoom Crafting and Sing Along!!

We are pleased to announce that we are reinstating our craft and sing along Zoom session during the current lockdown. Everyone welcome!

Thursday 21st January, 5-7pm

We will be crafting a colourful garland!
You will need –

  • Old Christmas/birthday cards or coloured card
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick or Sellotape
  • Something circular to draw round e.g a mug
  • Pencil
  • String or wool

Please email enquiries@acctsheffield.org.uk for the link to join

Dates for your diary 

  • Thursday 4th and 18th February 5-7pm

ACCT AGM, Wednesday 27th January 2021, 7.30-8.30pm

Please come and join us on a device screen near you for the ACCT Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 27th January, 7.30-8.30pm on Zoom. If you’d like to join us at the AGM, please email enquiries@acctsheffield.org.uk and we will send out the Zoom link near to the AGM date.

In this short meeting for ACCT members and anybody else interested, ACCT trustees and staff will update you on ACCT’s achievements and our finances, we elect trustees to serve on the board, and we appoint an accountant to carry out the independent examination of our annual accounts that charity law requires. The meeting is focused on 2019-20 and the annual report and accounts for that year. As 2019-20 now feels like absolute ancient history, we will also take the opportunity to talk with you, the ACCT membership, about what we’ve been doing this year and our plans for the coming year.

The agenda for the AGM and the minutes from last year’s meeting, as well as the 2019-20 annual report and accounts are all available to download from here. If anybody has any questions for us about the annual report or anything else ACCT-related in advance of the meeting, you can ask via enquiries@acctsheffield.org.uk.

We are always interested to hear from people who are interested in getting more involved in ACCT, and that includes joining the ACCT board as a trustee. You can join the ACCT board at any time – you don’t have to do it at the AGM. If you’re interested, contact us at enquiries@acctsheffield.org.uk and we can give you more information about what’s involved and invite you along to a meeting as an observer so you can decide whether it’s right for you. At the AGM, one third of the existing board resign and can stand again for re-election. This year, long-standing trustees Claire Dyson and Deborah Young will be standing for re-election. We’re hugely grateful to Claire, Deborah and the rest of the ACCT board, who give their time, energy and expertise to help lead our work.  

In all honesty, AGMs aren’t always the most scintillating of meetings, but they are really important, so we hope you’ll consider logging in for an hour (maybe a bit less) and joining the conversation! Email us at enquiries@acctsheffield.org.uk to get the Zoom link for the AGM. We hope to see you there.

Best wishes,

Danny and the ACCT Team