Portage Home Visitor
 

Portage Home Visitor
Salary - £26,520 to £28,992 (pro rata) | Based in Moor Lane Centre | Permanent (term time only) | Part Time (32 hours per week) 

Achieving for Children recognise these are unprecedented times, but we continue to build capacity to support our most vulnerable groups.  To do this we are continuing to attract talented professionals to join us as we continue to provide OUTSTANDING (Kingston ILACS Ofsted 2019) services.

If you have the skills that will enable us to continue to enhance our practice and improve outcomes for children further, we want to hear from you. We are looking for bright, enthusiastic people who have the passion and the drive to make a positive difference to children’s lives. By recognising and championing strengths we know we can make a real difference. It’s a genuine team effort in AfC. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help create a brighter future for children and families.

About the role
The Portage Home Visitor is responsible for working with parents/careers in their own home to devise and implement the Portage Home Teaching Programme for pre-school children (0-5 years) with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
  • As Portage Home Visitor for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for
  • Manage a caseload of children of up to 12 families who would be visited weekly.
  • Prepare with parents a record of the child’s current skills using a range of observation, developmental profiles, and record activities in an individualised way for each family.
  • Assist parents/carers, to gain skills and confidence in their knowledge of child development through play, to extend activities for children so that their individual development can be supported. Also to inform parents of services available to them and make referrals as needed.
About AfC
We are a not-for-profit 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. To find out more about us click here.

About you

To be Portage Home Visitor 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
  • Experience of working with young children with special educational needs/disabilities and parents.
  • Knowledge of statutory legislation (for example EYFS, SEND Code of practice 2015; Children’s Act 2006) and child development theory that informs practice delivery.
About our benefits
When you join AfC you will have access to:
  • Positive and supportive working environments - We have a highly supportive working environment in which managers are challenging and supporting in equal measures.
  • Positive work-life balance - Access to employee benefits and support forms part of our health and wellbeing offer.
  • A competitive salary and access to LA pension scheme - Our salaries are benchmarked against other local authorities.
  • A range of staff benefits and discounts managed via your own app - Staff can enjoy a wide range of discounts on sports and leisure activities and everyday shopping through AfC My Place.
  • Professional reflective supervision - Regular, high-quality reflective supervision which helps to build confidence is available to all.
  • Strong Management - A strong performance management culture, with an equally strong focus on practice learning is embedded across the organisation.
  • A fantastic learning and development offer - A clearly set out and accessible learning and development pathway, offering an extensive range of training and learning opportunities is accessible for all. This includes funding for post qualifying courses.
To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children click here.

Start dates

Achieving for Children have fixed start dates, candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected.

To apply
If you would like more information about this role please see our Portage Home visitor role profile.
Successful candidates will be notified fa week before the interview date.

Closing Date: 3rd January 2021
Interview date: 14th January 2021


If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Nadia de Jesus, Portage Coordinator, on nadia.deJesus@achievingforchildren.org.uk or 07469 100493 to request an informal discussion.

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer, this extends to welcoming candidates from BAME backgrounds. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Area
Kingston, Richmond, Twickenham and Chessington
Working Hours
Part-time
Contract Type
Permanent
Salary From
£26,520
Salary To
£28,992
 
Portage Home Visitor
Salary - £26,520 to £28,992 (pro rata) | Based in Moor Lane Centre | Permanent (term time only) | Part Time (32 hours per week) 

Achieving for Children recognise these are unprecedented times, but we continue to build capacity to support our most vulnerable groups.  To do this we are continuing to attract talented professionals to join us as we continue to provide OUTSTANDING (Kingston ILACS Ofsted 2019) services.

If you have the skills that will enable us to continue to enhance our practice and improve outcomes for children further, we want to hear from you. We are looking for bright, enthusiastic people who have the passion and the drive to make a positive difference to children’s lives. By recognising and championing strengths we know we can make a real difference. It’s a genuine team effort in AfC. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help create a brighter future for children and families.

About the role
The Portage Home Visitor is responsible for working with parents/careers in their own home to devise and implement the Portage Home Teaching Programme for pre-school children (0-5 years) with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
  • As Portage Home Visitor for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for
  • Manage a caseload of children of up to 12 families who would be visited weekly.
  • Prepare with parents a record of the child’s current skills using a range of observation, developmental profiles, and record activities in an individualised way for each family.
  • Assist parents/carers, to gain skills and confidence in their knowledge of child development through play, to extend activities for children so that their individual development can be supported. Also to inform parents of services available to them and make referrals as needed.
About AfC
We are a not-for-profit 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. To find out more about us click here.

About you

To be Portage Home Visitor 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
  • Experience of working with young children with special educational needs/disabilities and parents.
  • Knowledge of statutory legislation (for example EYFS, SEND Code of practice 2015; Children’s Act 2006) and child development theory that informs practice delivery.
About our benefits
When you join AfC you will have access to:
  • Positive and supportive working environments - We have a highly supportive working environment in which managers are challenging and supporting in equal measures.
  • Positive work-life balance - Access to employee benefits and support forms part of our health and wellbeing offer.
  • A competitive salary and access to LA pension scheme - Our salaries are benchmarked against other local authorities.
  • A range of staff benefits and discounts managed via your own app - Staff can enjoy a wide range of discounts on sports and leisure activities and everyday shopping through AfC My Place.
  • Professional reflective supervision - Regular, high-quality reflective supervision which helps to build confidence is available to all.
  • Strong Management - A strong performance management culture, with an equally strong focus on practice learning is embedded across the organisation.
  • A fantastic learning and development offer - A clearly set out and accessible learning and development pathway, offering an extensive range of training and learning opportunities is accessible for all. This includes funding for post qualifying courses.
To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children click here.

Start dates

Achieving for Children have fixed start dates, candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected.

To apply
If you would like more information about this role please see our Portage Home visitor role profile.
Successful candidates will be notified fa week before the interview date.

Closing Date: 3rd January 2021
Interview date: 14th January 2021


If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Nadia de Jesus, Portage Coordinator, on nadia.deJesus@achievingforchildren.org.uk or 07469 100493 to request an informal discussion.

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer, this extends to welcoming candidates from BAME backgrounds. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.