Early Years Practitioner

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Recruiter
Location
Bedford
Salary
£8315 per annum plus Benefits (£16855 FTE)
Posted
31 Aug 2017
Closes
28 Sep 2017
Ref
YMCA/EY/31817
Contact
YMCA YMCA
Sectors
Childcare
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Part Time
Job Details:

Are you a qualified Early Years Practitioner looking for the next step in your career?

Early Childhood Partnership (A subsidiary of One YMCA) is seeking experienced Level 3 Children’s Centre Practitioners to join the ECP Children Centre team (with multi-site travel to all ECP Children Centre sites) in the aspect of 1 year fixed-term cover.

This is a part-time position of 18.5 hours per week, work pattern to include Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

The primary focus of the Children’s Centre Practitioner role is to support the Children’s Centre Team Leader in work with parents, carers, families and children that reflect the vision of the Children’s Centre and support the engagement of parents in the development and learning of their children.  The post holder will work alone at times, for which a Lone working policy will apply.

The key elements of the post are to:
  • Support the Children’s Centre Team Leader in planning and ensuring the smooth delivery of services to local families with children under 5 years of age
  • Promote the engagement of parents in their children’s development and learning and contribute to the effective and efficient delivery of information, advice and support to parents in order to improve outcomes for vulnerable children under five and their families
  • Work towards and achieve the agreed Key Performance Indicators and performance objectives and ensure a high level of service is provided at all times
Essential Knowledge, skills & Experience:
  • Level 3 qualification in children and young people or early years
  • Knowledge of the development needs of children from birth to 5 years and the importance of empowering parents to support their child’s learning and development
  • Experience of working within a childcare, family support or Children’s Centre setting
  • Good working knowledge and understanding of current childcare legislation, national standards and frameworks
  • Understanding of the importance of confidentiality
  • Understanding of the issues faced by diverse communities and barriers to inclusion
  • Good understanding of safeguarding procedures (in relation to Child Protection) and Safeguarding Certificate
  • Awareness of the roles and responsibilities of other agencies and professionals working with all children and families
  • Experience of developing positive working relationships with a range of service users
  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate or willingness to undertake training
  • Full driving licence and able to travel within the community
If you think you have the relevant skills, experience and attitude to successfully carry out this role, apply by clicking on the link on this job board for a full Job Description and an application form now to avoid disappointment!

Please note: Application Forms Only for this role.  CV’s WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
This role is subject to an enhanced DBS Check.
 
Closing Date for Applications:  Midnight 20th September 2017
Interview Date: 28th September 2017

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