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Family Group Workers X 2
  • Employer: Brighter Futures for Children
  • Reference: BFC0244
  • Published: Fri 10/09/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 26/09/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 23 hours per week
  • Salary: £19,312 - £21,748 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading, Berkshire

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Family Group Workers X 2

Brighter Futures for Children

Whitely Children’s Centre

2 Permanent posts

16 hours per week, term time only

23 hours per week, all year round


The Team/Role

You will be working as part of a small team within the Whitley Children’s Centre which comprises of Family Group Workers and Family Support Workers. South Cluster Children Centre is looking for a vibrant and enthusiastic qualified Childcare Practitioner, to join our multi-skilled friendly team. A qualification in Early Years Childcare and education or equivalent Level 3 is essential for this role; together with knowledge and experience of using the Early Years Foundation Stage within your practice. You will be required to deliver high quality childcare and family sessions to parents/carers and children aged 0-5 years, including:

  • Set up, plan and run groups/crèche for targeted families as identified by local need
  • Coordinate family learning activities for vulnerable and targeted families
  • To provide safe and inclusive activities for young children and their families/carers to bond, play, learn and socialise within children’s centres
  • To provide high quality childcare for children 0-5 years in a safe and inclusive environment that supports them to play, learn and socialise.


Role Responsibilities:

  • To lead and run activities in groups for children and their families, providing supervision of the activity.
  • To provide activities and in crèche provision which encourages the physical, emotional, intellectual, social and language development of babies and young children
  • To provide activities which encourages family members to participate along with their child promoting strong attachment
  • To provide activities that gives parents and carers the opportunity to learn about the development of their child
  • To ensure all Health and Safety requirements and welfare standards are in place for all activities and crèche through risk assessments and health and safety check
  • To understand and adhere to all relevant policies and procedures in relation to the Children’s Centre programme. This includes both building based and child specific (child protection) policies.
  • To maintain all Children’s Centre resources including setting up before and cleaning and tidying after the sessions.


Essential Qualifications:

  • A recognised qualification in childcare NVQ level 3 or equivalent
  • Essential knowledge, skills and experience:
  • Experience of working with children 0-3 years and their families
  • Experience of working with vulnerable children and families
  • To have knowledge of EYFS and child development and attachment and its application in activities and creche


Contact Sarah Ashton on Sarah.Ashton@brighterfuturesforchildren.org for an informal discussion.

 

Closing date – 26th September 2021

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