Information and Engagement Worker
Starting Salary: £30,893 per annum
Job Level: Level 3, Zone 1
Work Location: 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG
Hours per week: 36
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Sunday 12th December 2021, 23:59pm
Interviews to be held: 10th and 12th January 2022
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion
Camden is listening to everyone, including you. We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. Because we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. As an Information and Engagement Worker, you’ll help families with young children under 5 to overcome barriers in accessing services and improve outcomes.
We are looking for an exceptional Information and Engagement Worker to work across the borough to promote early years services, to actively engage families in services and to provide information to ensure parents can make informed choices for their child and family, The role includes:
- Providing information to parents and carers, other council departments and partner agencies,
- Undertaking outreach and engagement work with parents, particularly those facing barriers to accessing services and at most risk of poor outcomes
- Supporting parents to influence service delivery and take up community leadership roles.
The post holder will also play a key role in building a wide range of highly effective ongoing partnerships with colleagues, partners and parents across Early Years Service and the wider Camden borough.
We encourage applications from all backgrounds and welcome conversations prior to applying.
It is essential you will have:
- Experience of working in early years services, including direct contact with families
- Experience of developing and sustaining partnerships e.g. through delivery of information sessions in a community base
In addition you will have:
- Knowledge of the factors affecting child and family outcomes and the building blocks for
improved education and health outcomes.
- Knowledge of the barriers experienced by disadvantaged families in accessing services.
- Knowledge of the Childcare Act 2006, other relevant legislation, policy, research evidence, frameworks and guidance relating to childcare and early education provision and the early years e.g. The First 1001 Days, EYFS, Ofsted framework for early years, early intervention and prevention principles and best practice.
- Knowledge of the role of early years services in improving outcomes for children, of the range of services available to families with children 0 – 5 years and of the range of early education and childcare options available for families with young children.
- Knowledge and understanding of child development in the early years.
- Knowledge of safeguarding and child protection policy, procedures and practice.
- Knowledge of Health and Safety policy and procedures for service users, visitors, staff and volunteers.
- Highly effective communication skills, both written and spoken, with the ability to build successful, positive relationships with parents and others, using inclusive, respectful and non-judgemental approaches.
- Experience of working with families with children 0 - 5 years in a community setting (paid and/or voluntary capacity).
- Experience of working within a multi-cultural environment.
- Experience of organising and facilitating meetings, training and events for parents and staff.
- Experience of contributing to management reports and of using data to identify and respond to need and to plan and evaluate service development.
- Experience of working independently and effectively prioritising work to achieve agreed outcomes.
- Experience of contributing to publicity and web-based materials and information.
- Experience of providing accurate records, report writing and proof-reading written material.
- Ability to use IT systems, social media and web-based information effectively with the ability to learn new systems with training and support.
- Ability to implement safeguarding and child protection procedures.
- Good numerical skills with ability to work accurately with numerical information.
Working for Camden
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If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.
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Asking for Adjustments
Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at firstname.lastname@example.org or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG.