The primary purpose of this role is to work as part of the Children’s Centre team alongside colleagues within social care and other agencies and ensure the effective delivery of child focused services and activities for families with children.
The key objectives are to:
Provide safe, high quality crèche facilities for families accessing the Children’s Centre services.
Provide the service to children aged 0-13 and their families.
Support families by improving family relationships, breaking negative cycles and promoting positive and healthy outcomes for children.
Ensure safeguarding at all times.
Carry out advocacy on behalf of young people in care ensuring that their voice is heard and their wishes and feelings taken into account.
Help assist in the delivery of the book start programme, ensuring books are distributed to a range of settings
Experience of developing and delivering effective provision for young children/families in either the public or voluntary sector.
Experience of effective partnership or cross sector, multi–agency work.
Experience of working with families on practical parenting tasks.
Recognised Level II Childcare Qualification.
Recognised Level III Childcare Qualification.
2 years’ minimum experience working with young children and families in the community.
A qualification in First Aid or the willingness to train and acquire the qualification.
A qualification in Basic Food Hygiene or the willingness to train and acquire the qualification
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Helen.Anfield@havering.gov.uk
The closing date for the receipt of applications is 17th September 2021, however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.
You will be notified if your application has been successful. Interview to be scheduled.
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 01708 432770
The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.
The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
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Please view Early Years Practitioner Job Profile here