Child Development Centre Assistant
Part-time Maternity Cover
Part of Bracknell Forest’s Early Help Department promoting permanency and timely support for children and their families, the Child Development Centre (Margaret Wells-Furby) offers holistic support and services to children aged 0 to 7 with moderate to complex and severe special educational needs and disabilities.
Through individual programmes of learning that cover all areas of development, we work with parents, health professionals and schools to encourage children to achieve their potential in the Early Years Foundation Stage and beyond. We also provide support and training for other professionals working with children with SEN across Bracknell Forest.
One parent said of our service:
“It's just been the most fantastic experience. I wish every parent that receives a diagnosis, or for those who are questioning why their child is developing differently, could have the same opportunity we have had. It is transformative and that's entirely down to the team you have there.”
We are now looking for an organised and pro-active individual to develop a new role within our small but supportive team. You will take responsibility for preparing the Centre for the activities that are happening each day including family group sessions, training courses and meetings, as well as ensuring that the rooms and resources are always tidy and reflect the professionalism of the service. A key part of the role will be interacting with the children, families and visitors so you will need to be friendly, compassionate and non-judgemental.
The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic team player who is able to offer a can-do and flexible approach to a role that is likely to be different every day with quickly changing priorities You will have at least a relevant Level 3 qualification in Early Years with experience and understanding of special educational needs,
This post is part time at 25 hours per week throughout the year. The ability to work on a flexible basis is essential as some evening and weekend work might be required.
An enhanced DBS will be required.
For an informal discussion and to arrange a visit, which is highly recommended, please contact Julia Cox Centre Manager on 01344 354170
Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
How to apply
Please apply online (see below).
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Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All staff employed by the Council in contact with children or young people must be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken. We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and, wherever possible, apply for these prior to interview.