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Posts will be offered subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced criminal records check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

 

Pen Green has adopted the principles of safer recruitment and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to do the same.

Lunchtime Assistant

Job Title: Lunchtime Assistant

 

Location: Pen Green Children’s Centre, Pen Green Lane, Corby NN17 1BJ

 

Salary: Grade A £7.78 per hour

 

Hours: Monday to Friday, 11.30am - 1.15pm year round

 

Contract: 12 month fixed term contract

 

Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 25th August

 

Key Responsibilities/ Description:

To build open, friendly and welcoming relationships with all children and to encourage children to engage in social conversation and interaction with each other.

To have an awareness of children's needs and emotional well-being.

To be flexible within the role and offer support to the kitchen team.

To liaise with nursery and kitchen staff to ensure registers are completed and to have an awareness of individual children's food allergies to ensure dietary needs are catered for.

To prepare the dining room and serve food.

To encourage children to be independent in their selection of food and support the children who need encouragement with their eating.

• Maintaining a hygienic area in which food is prepared and eaten and encourage children to be aware of personal hygiene.

To clean and clear the dining room and kitchen area.

To participate in supervision and appraisal. To attend relevant training as requested by Line Manager and/or Supervisor.

To implement the Centre's policies of inclusion and diversity and those of the County Council.

• To ensure that all health and safety requirements are met to provide a safe and secure working environment.

• To follow the principles of safeguarding in order to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. Take an active role in the promotion of safeguarding within the centre.

 

Key Requirements:

Good level of literacy and numeracy skills.

Up to date Basic Food Hygiene Certificate.

Experience of working in food preparation area.

• Experience of working within a child-focused environment.

Good communication skills.

Ability to work as a team member.

Able to work in a multi-disciplinary team.

Ability to work on own initiative.

• Ability to demonstrate awareness of equal opportunities and of other people's behaviour, physical, social and welfare needs.

Able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the commitment to Health & Safety and a willingness to undertake training to enable implementation of procedures. Able to apply it effectively with both clients and staff.

 

Please email your completed application form to Abresnahan@northamptonshire.gov.uk.

For further information about the role please contact Anna Bresnahan on 01536 400068.

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 25th August 2017

 

1:1 Special Needs Support Worker

Job Title: 1:1 Special Needs Support Worker

 

Location: Pen Green Children’s Centre, Pen Green Lane, Corby NN17 1BJ

 

Salary: Grade C £7.90 per hour

 

Hours: Monday to Friday, 1pm-6pm term-time

 

Contract: Sessional

 

Closing Date: 5pm, Thursday 10th August

 

Key Responsibilities/ Description:

To work as an equal and active member of the Nursery school team to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. In consultation with parents/carers and SENCO, and in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team, plan and provide for individual children; ensure that each child’s cognitive, social and emotional needs are met.

To plan and deliver focused learning opportunities for individual children and to carry out focused tasks from individual SEND action plans.

To help extend the nursery curriculum for the children by participating in outings and trips and to support the nursery team in the outside curriculum to ensure the children have access to all areas of the nursery.

To maintain confidential files, reports and developmental records for assessment purposes. Consult with parents/carers so that their involvement in the Centre can be maintained to the highest level. The support worker will be required to contribute to reports prepared for network meetings and case reviews.

To work with the key workers, home visit families, to discuss each child’s individual needs. To encourage parents to be active partners in their child’s learning. To ensure that parents are fully supported to ac-cess the full range of the Centre’s services.

To offer a support and advocacy service to all parents and act as a link to other support services available to parents at the Centre.

To implement the Centre’s policies of inclusion and diversity and those of the County Council.

To participate in supervision and appraisal. To take part in relevant training and group meetings as appropriate to enhance personal and professional development and practice.

To ensure that reasonable care is taken at all times for the health, safe-ty and welfare of yourself and other persons, and to comply with the policies and procedures relating to health and safety within the Centre.

To follow the principles of safeguarding and safer recruitment in order to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people

 

Key Requirements:

NVQ 3 qualification in Early Years Education with Care or related subject or equivalent

Able to demonstrate good level of general education to GCSE standard in English and Maths

In depth knowledge of Child Development

Basic Knowledge of the Children Act 1989/2004 and SEN Code of Practice 2014

Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

Experience of working directly with children with additional needs in an education or children’s centre setting

Experience of supporting children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and/or global developmental delay

Able to monitor and assess children and family needs

Able to promote the safety and wellbeing of young children

Good communication skills

Fluent and accurate writing skills. Ability to maintain children’s records, displays of their work and school reports

Able to travel effectively between locations

Able to maintain confidentiality

Ability to work on own initiative

Self-confident

Commitment to given tasks and responsibilities

Commitment to undertake personal and professional development

Self-directing

Ability to work responsively and flexibly to meet the needs of families and the organisation

Ability to demonstrate awareness and understanding of inclusion and diversity and other people’s behaviour, physical, social and welfare needs

Experience of children with additional needs and families in need

Able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the commitment to Health & Safety and a willingness to undertake training to enable implementation of procedures. Able to apply it effectively with children and their families and staff.

 

Please email your completed application form to Abresnahan@northamptonshire.gov.uk.

For further information about the role please contact Anna Bresnahan on 01536 400068.

Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 10th August 2017

 

Assistant Cook/Dining Room Assistant Vacancy

We are currently seeking an assistant cook/dining room assistant. For more information on responsibilities, requirements and how to apply, view the Job Posting Form below and apply by downloading the application form and emailing to Abresnahan@northamptonshire.gov.uk

The Pen Green Centre for Children and their Families offers outstanding integrated early years services and education for the families of Corby.

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