We are recruiting a Crèche Worker, subject to continued funding by Sure Start/SET Funding
Salary: £15,065 per annum pro rata (£56,515 actual/£7.83 per hour)
Working Hours: 16 hours per week, Monday – Friday mornings. Flexibility is required at occasionally.
Annual Leave: 25 days per year rising to 30 days per year (pro rata) plus public holidays.
Pension: 4% employee contribution and 8% employer contribution.
Location: Refuge, Resource Centre & local community (Travel required to various locations)
Terms: Subject to continued funding by Sure Start/SET Funding
Responsibility for the planning and implementation of a childcare programme to meet the emotional, recreational and educational needs of a wide range of children living in the refuge and those attending our Women’s Aid centre and community settings. To provide a welcoming, safe environment and a high standard of care and support for children in our services.
Summary of post
- Self-help is important in the philosophy of Women’s Aid. Workers will be responsible for promoting the practice of self-help by empowering and supporting mothers in their relationships with their children.
- To provide a welcoming, safe environment for children in the refuge, centre and local community settings.
- To be aware of and effectively respond to the emotional needs of children when they arrive at the refuge and centre and throughout their stay.
- To promptly inform your Line Manager of any concerns regarding the needs of individual children.
- To work with children on an individual or group basis, as appropriate.
- To plan and run creative and stimulating play sessions – to meet the social, emotional and intellectual development of children.
- To organise and participate in social outings and educational visits.
- To ensure the playroom, games rooms, communal areas within the refuge and centre reflect a child-centred environment.
- To maintain the general upkeep and physical standards of all indoor and outdoor children’s areas.
- To ensure children’s areas are well equipped with both play materials, educational materials and equipment which meets the needs of children of all ages.
- To maintain good public relations between the refuge and centre and relevant statutory agencies regarding childcare issues.
- To participate in meetings, training days, etc, as required.
- To provide verbal and written reports as required.
- To attend team meetings and as a team member ensure good communication is maintained.
- To attend regular supervision sessions with your Line Manager.
- Respect the confidentiality of all information received as a result of the post holder’s duties.
- Carry out any other duties as required.
The job description is a general outline of the post as it is currently perceived by NDAWA. This job description is not intended to be restrictive or definitive and will be modified to meet the requirements of the evolving needs of the services we provide. The responsibilities of the post will change in line with continuous improvements as NDAWA aims to meet its vision, strategic planning and best response to the needs of clients accessing our services.
The closing date is 12pm on Monday 6th August 2018.
If you have any problems downloading the application pack, please contact us.
Due to the level of contact with vulnerable women and children, the lawful recruitment of females for this post falls within the exemption stated in Article 10 (e) of the Sex Discrimination (N.I.) Order 1976.
In order to comply with the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007, North Down & Ards Women’s Aid are required to explore the successful candidate’s suitability to work with vulnerable adults and children through ACCESS NI pre-employment screening.
North Down & Ards Women’s is an Equal Opportunities Employer.