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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Fixed Term 

Location:Coalville Locality Office, High Street, Coalville , Leicestershire, LE67 3EA 


Closing date:20 September 2020 at midnight 

Contract Type: 6 months Maternity cover post

To undertake parenting support and assessment programme with families experiencing significant difficulties, including kinship carers and foster carers. To undertake direct work with children and young people to meet their identified need.    
• Level 3 childcare qualification (NNEB/NVQ3) or equivalent
• Experience of working with parents and children
• An understanding of social and environmental factors that have an effect on vulnerable, children, young people and families.
• Knowledge of Child Development
• Knowledge of Home Safety Issues
• Knowledge of Safeguarding children issues
• Knowledge of basic child behavioural techniques
• Knowledge of awareness of the cultural, racial, linguistic and religious background of children, young people and families.
• Knowledge of every Child Matters agenda
• Organisational and planning skills Ability to work creatively, Ability to communicate clearly with children, young people, parents, colleagues and other professionals
• Ability to work with a range of professionals and engage in multi-disciplinary work
• Able to engage parents and carers in preventative work.
• Able to assess impact of work in providing improved outcomes for children, young people and families.
• Time management skills and able to respond flexibly to changing requirements
• Able to apply principles of equal opportunities in practice
• Able to use information technology applications e.g. Microsoft Outlook, Word and database applications as relevant to the department.
• Able to produce clear, accurate records and reports Attendance - evidence of regular attendance at work
• Ability to travel to service points within Leicestershire County Council in a cost-efficient way
• Possession of a valid driving licence and access to a vehicle.
• Must be able to perform all duties and tasks with reasonable adjustment, where appropriate, in accordance with the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
• Able to work outside normal office hours including early mornings evenings and weekend (usually planned in advance) 
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 Simone Greensmith, Tel: 0116 305 9045 Email: simone.greensmith@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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