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We have three part time - 18.5 hour positions available.
We also have a temporary full time opportunity available, which can be applied for via the separate advert.
Posts are available at various locations across Leicester City.
As a Child Development Worker you will provide a range of quality integrated early learning services, through case work and group work interventions, across a locality area, to secure demonstrable improvement in children’s outcomes, for children in families that are considered vulnerable to poor outcomes.
Work with children and parents/carers in group work sessions following a prescribed and accredited group intervention.
Plan and evaluate sessions, assess and track children’s level of development and progress made.
Input data using the services Information Management systems.
Case work with vulnerable families and children:-
Planning and preparing visits
Direct work with child(ren), parents, and young people, in family, group and 1 to 1 sessions.
Record each visit using the services Information Management Systems, ensuring the voice of the child/family is heard.
Work to standard guidance and procedures
Respond to Safeguarding concerns, as per policies and procedures
Represent early help work with families and young people within core groups, case conferences, TAF meetings.
Contribute to Cluster and Service targets
Collect evidence of outcomes using the systems and tools identified and provided by the service.
Facilitate advice and signpost via our universal walk in and telephone support service.
Significant practical experience of delivering group-based care to young children 0-8 and whole family work with young children and their parents/carers.
Experience of planning and delivering learning programmes as part of the early years curriculum that extend children’s learning and development.
Experience of providing advice and guidance to parents regarding children’s health and learning.
Experience of providing services to families and children who experience disadvantage and/or discrimination.
Experience of using, updating, developing spreadsheet, e-mail, presentations, web, database applications.
Minimum of NVQ3 in childcare or equivalent relevant qualification.
Subject to an Enhanced DBS check.
The salary for this post is £12,399 - £13,499 per annum (18.5 hours per week).
For an informal discussion please contact Julia Pilsbury on 0116 454 1663.
As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.
* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.
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