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Early Childhood Worker

  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 2748
  • Published: Fri 24/05/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 23/06/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: PARTTIME
  • Salary: £0 - £9,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: London

Starting salary: 18.43 per hour
Work Location: Harmood Children’s Centre and Family Hub 
Job Level: Level 2, Zone 2
Hours per week: 14 – 36 hours per week, agreed termly
Contract type: x 2 Fixed Term/Secondment - 1 year renewable, Part time
Closing date: Monday 17th June 2024 at 23:59
Interviews to be held: TBC
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion  

Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.

About us 

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. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all

The role

We are looking for a creative and insightful Early Childhood Worker to join our multi-disciplinary team. The main objective for this post is to deliver high quality stay and play services and crèche provision that supports children’s early learning and development, using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, contributing to improved outcomes for children and their families in the London Borough of Camden. This includes supporting the early and sustained engagement of children and families in the 0-2s focused pathway, especially for those most at risk of poor outcomes.

Working in Camden Children Centre and Family Hubs you will make a positive difference to parents, carers, and their children by providing a mix of physical and virtual spaces, as well as outreach, where families can easily access non-judgmental support for the challenges they may be facing.

This is a fantastic opportunity if you would like to work part time/ flexible hours. If you are experienced working with children or families or looking to gain experience and develop your skills. We would like to meet you and support your development. The Early Childhood Team work Monday to Saturday and we are looking for workers who would like to work minimum 14.4 hours (2 days) a week and up to 36 hours depending on service needs, hours agreed termly. 

The post holder will hold a level 3 NVQ childcare or equivalent.  We will consider people that are currently training to do their level 3.

The post holder will hold a level 3 NVQ childcare or equivalent.  We will consider people that are currently training to do their level 3.

The post requires OCCASIONAL SATURDAY WORKING AS AND WHEN REQUIRED

About you

To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by visiting 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/our-stories'.

To be considered for this post, we are looking for an inspiring and enthusiastic childcare professional. You must possess a Level 3 or above NVQ in Childcare and Education or an equivalent qualification and have gained experience working in group childcare and/or delivering stay and play services.

It is essential the successful candidate has experience of working with parents and children in community settings. You will also need to be able to offer sessions online via video conference. The ideal candidate may be beginning their work with families or have a wealth of experience working with families from diverse backgrounds reflecting the population of Camden, coupled with the ability to promote equality and celebrate diversity. You will have experience of working with vulnerable adults such as people with physical or mental health issues, learning disabilities or at risk of homelessness. You will have experience of planning and delivering drop-in sessions within the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework to meet the needs of children’s learning and development needs.

Additionally will be an excellent communicator (both written and verbal) with knowledge of using databases, Microsoft Office packages and possess effective personal organisation skills. You will be used to ‘thinking on your feet’ and have excellent problem-solving and team-working skills. You will be supported by the Early Childhood Team Manager and will be offered service training opportunities. 

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits' to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information 

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE or copy and paste the below URL into your browser: http://camdocs.camden.gov.uk/HPRMWebDrawer/Record/10328703/file/document?inline

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria listed in the Job Profile. 

We will only consider applications from candidates who complete a ‘Why Me – Supporting Statement’ and address the essential criteria outlined in the ‘About Me’ section of the Job Profile.

Inclusion and Diversity 

We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website or copy and paste the below URL into your browser: https://www.camdenjobs.co.uk/inclusion-and-diversity

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 resourcing@camden.gov.uk or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG

  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 2748
  • Published: Fri 24/05/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 23/06/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: PARTTIME
  • Salary: £0 - £9,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: London

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