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Children's Centre Lead Outreach Worker
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Salary: scp 29-32 (£33,948 - £36,711) per annum
Job Term: Permanent
Hours: Full-Time
Location: Tolworth Children's Centre

What we are looking for
We are looking for a Children’s Centre Lead Outreach Worker to join our team at a time of exciting and positive change. To be a Children’s Centre Lead Outreach Worker for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:
  • Knowledge of the Children’s Centre agenda and a good understanding of their role within the community.
  • Experience of engaging with children aged 0-5 years in diverse communities in either an education, community. development or outreach setting.
  • Experience of working effectively with partners and other agencies
  • The ability to work as part of a supportive team, whilst also able to work independently with a clear focus on improving outcomes for children and families.
About us
Working for Achieving for Children, you will have the opportunity to operate at the cutting edge of children’s services delivery. We are an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils in 2014, and responsible for delivering the entirety of both boroughs’ children’s services.

We have been up and running for five years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.

Find out more
For more information about AfC and the role please click here

To view the job description and person specification for this role please click here

 Alternatively, you can attend one of our Recruitment Drop-Ins to 'Meet the Employer', which we hold every last Thursday or Friday of each month. To register for a drop in session, please click here

Benefits of working for Achieving for Children 
As a social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. We offer a range of excellent staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements, cycle to work scheme, annual season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, and discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres and much more.

The successful candidate will have access to;
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities and schemes of support
  • A competitive and desirable retention package (to include a generous local government pension scheme)
  • Retention of continuous service benefits, for those moving from a local government post
  • A clear progression path when key qualification milestones are reached
  • Tools and models to support practice, including Signs of Safety
  • Reflective supervision from an experienced management team
  • Funding for post qualifying courses
  • Access to our broad learning and development offer, see here
  • An annual leave entitlement of up to 30 days
  • A day off for your birthday
  • Offer to buy extra annual leave days
  • A bespoke employee well-being offer
  • Opportunities to utilise the support from the Social Work Teaching partnership
  • Use of Zip car scheme/ car pool scheme
  • Subsidised staff benefits
  • Discount season ticket loan Cycle to work scheme
  • Parking allocation
  • Welcome payment offered through the refer a friend scheme
Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All candidates will be required to undertake a DBS Check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. However, should you not declare an offence that is subsequently revealed, e.g. through the DBS check, then this may place your appointment in jeopardy.

Closing date: 10/11/2019

Interview date: 28/11/2019
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