Job Description

Post Details

Partner/Department:

Children & Younger Adults

Grade:

Scale 4

Division/Section:

Social Inclusion Service

Job Ref: DCC/09/4359
Job Title:

Children's Centre Worker

Purpose of the Post

To develop and provide a variety of services which meet the needs of children and their families. To work in partnership with various service deliverers in a variety of settings. To ensure that any services offered will enable all children, irrespective of need, to develop to their full potential.

Accountable To

Children’s Centre Co-ordinator

Supervisory Responsibilities

None

Duties and Responsibilities - Specific

To develop, plan and deliver services to meet the needs of children aged predominantly 0-5yrs and their families.
To provide assessments on family functioning and needs
To provide crisis support to enable families to function in their own homes
To work with families to enhance childcare skills and promote early learning development
To provide support to parents to help them access wider opportunities in education, work and volunteering.
To provide a range of activities within various community settings to reduce families isolation and to promote understanding of the needs of children.
To provide high quality information regarding Children’s Centre services to families and actively promote the Children’s Centre and its partners
To compile case conference reports under the direction of the Children’s Centre Co-ordinator / lead professional
To undertake group work and individual work in both the centre and wider community.
To provide, where necessary, family support to children and families in their own home.
To be involved in the development of any additional Children Centres within Derbyshire.
To work in partnership with a variety of agencies including the voluntary sector.
To follow Derbyshire County Council Procedures regarding childcare policy, child protection and professional recording.
To attend and take part in meetings, seminars, training sessions and working groups as required.
Be an effective member of the multi disciplinary team, by supporting and contributing to the ethos of the working environment.
To keep accurate and detailed records of any work undertaken and compile reports relating to the safeguarding of children as needed.
To be responsible for monitoring and evaluating service delivery.
To maintain confidentiality and observe data protection guidelines.
To work within the County Council’s Equal Opportunities policy.
To carry out any other reasonable duties within the overall grading and level of the post.

Duties and Responsibilities - General

To adhere to existing working practices, methods, procedures, undertake relevant training and development activities and to respond positively to new and alternative systems.
It will be necessary to work with information technology and associated systems in accordance with County Council policies.
To co-operate with the council in complying with relevant health and safety legislation, policies and procedures in the performance of the duties of the post.
To carry out the duties and responsibilities of the post in compliance with the County Council's equal opportunities policies.
To maintain confidentiality and observe data protection and associated guidelines where appropriate.
To understand and comply with the County Council's environmental policies.
To carry out any other reasonable duties and responsibilities within the overall function, commensurate with the grading and level of responsibilities of the post.

Date Produced/Last Amendment

21/05/2009

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