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Early Years Inclusion & Portage Practitioner

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 26 

Salary:£21.591 - Pro-Rata 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall , Glenfield , Leicester, Leicestershire , LE3 8RA 


Closing date:23 April 2019 at midnight 

Please Note: This is a term time only contract  
   * To Provide a package of Portage home visits to very young children and their parents/carers
   * To keep records as required by the Portage Manager
   * To promote the Education and development of children under 5 years with special educational needs
   * To implement the programme of support devised by the specialist SEND advisor 
  • Training on a course for portage Home Visitors recognised by the National Portage Association or willingness to undertake the training
  • To hold a level 3 in childcare or equivalent
  • Substantial experience with working families and children who have SEND
  • Experience of having worked with children under 5
  • Knowledge of child development up to the age of 5
  • Knowledge of the SEND code of practice and Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Good personal organisational skills e.g. time management
  • Ability to relate to parents/carers who may be under considerable stress
  • The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, coupled with good listening skills
  • Evidence of being able to work collaboratively within a team with the ability to generate enthusiasm
  • The ability to take responsibility for meeting deadlines adjusting task and priorities as situations demand
  • To have a flexible approach to working including out-of-hours, and willingness to travel to various locations
  • Understanding and commitment to, Equality and Diversity and the ability to apply this to strategic work and day-to-day situations
  • Must be able to perform all duties and tasks with reasonable adjustment, where appropriate, in accordance with the provisions of the Equality Act 2010
This post is the subject of an Enhanced DBS check.
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquires please contact Olivia Dale Tel: 0116 305 0287 Email: Olivia.Dale@leics.gov.uk
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
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