Part-time Child Development Centre Officer
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.”
A rare opportunity has now arisen for an enthusiastic and energetic self-starter to join our small but supportive team. You must be able to combine professionalism with compassion in this role that involves working alone with families in their homes as well as running group sessions with other team members at the Child Development Centre, and providing help and advice to preschool and school settings.
As the successful candidate, you will be a strong team player with a passion for child development and extensive experience in working with children with special educational needs and their families. You will have at least a relevant Level 3 qualification in Early Years, although preference will be given to those who have undertaken further training including Early Years Foundation degrees and the Early Years Professional Status.
This post is part time at 18.5 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
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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.