We are recruiting a Crèche Worker and this post is subject to continued funding by Sure Start.
Salary: £18,278 per annum pro rata (£7,904 actual/£9.50 per hour)
Working Hours: 16 hours per week
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
Summary of Post
Responsible 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 Advice Centre and community settings. To provide a welcoming, safe environment and a high standard of care and support for children in our services.
- 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.
Applicants should have
- Experience of working with children aged under four in childcare setting
- Experience in an early years setting.
- Minimum of NVQ Level 2 in Early Years Childcare or BTEC National Diploma Early Years or equivalent.
- Safeguarding/Child protection certificate.
The closing date is 12pm on Monday 16th May 2022.
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.