Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Fixed term for: 8 months (may be extended) to cover maternity leave
Closing date: Sunday 9 May 2021
Interview date: Friday 14 May 2021
For an informal discussion, please contact Carole Somers, Early Years Advisor on 07879117563
About the role
Early Communication Support Workers (Early Years Settings) - 8 month maternity cover
If you have an interest in young children’s speech, language and communication development this is an exciting opportunity to join a small team of Early Communication Support Workers who share the same passion with early years settings. This role involves supporting the development of early speech, language and communication in line with the East Sussex Early Years Speech, Language and Communication Pathway. You would be supporting and guiding early years settings to develop their understanding and skills in speech, language and communication development thus enabling them to support those children where communication delay is identified. It is about embedding the East Sussex Pathway resources; the Language Checkers, the Speech and Language leaflets, the Home Learning ideas and the Child Monitoring Tool into everyday practice and developing family friendly interventions to support identified children and families.
Due to the success of this work in Hastings and St Leonards we are looking to roll this workforce programme out across County. We are currently looking to recruit to this team to cover a maternity leave ending in March 2022. The role includes meeting with settings, auditing their current understanding and practice and supporting them in embedding the East Sussex Speech, Language and Communication Pathway into their practice. You would be part of the Early Help Service 0-19 and work with a range of colleagues and in partnership with other services. As a member of this team you would be supported by speech and language therapists through clinical supervision and have access to a range of training.
The post holder will have experience of working in early years settings supporting children with speech, language and communication needs and their families. You will be required to regularly travel to early years settings across the county and will be based in a Children’s Centre in East Sussex.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.