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(Maternity Cover)

Location: Dunstable South Children's Centre, Oakwood Avenue, Dunstable LU5 4AS

Hours: Part-Time, 15 – 30 hours per week (Dependent upon candidate availability)

Salary: £6,742 - £13,484 depending on hours (FTE £16,855)

Benefits: Defined contribution pension scheme, Health Cash Plan + more!

Job Overview:

One YMCA is currently recruiting for an experienced Level 3 Children’s Centre Practitioner to join our team based in Dunstable, providing comprehensive support to the service users, staff and Manager in the aspect of Maternity cover for approximately 12 months.

The primary focus of the role is to support the Children’s Centre Manager 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 Manager/Coordinator in planning and ensuring the smooth delivery of services to local families with children less than 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 yrs 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

For a full Job Description and to Apply, please click on the links provided.

Alternatively, send your DETAILED CV and SUPPORTING STATEMENT to recruitment@oneymca.org 

For further information please contact Kim Woodland on 01582 666 403

This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Closing Date: Midnight 6th July 2017

Interview Date: To Be Confirmed