Starting salary: £42,687
Job Level: Level 4, Zone 2
Work Location: 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Wednesday 28th September 2022 at 23:59
Interviews to be held: Week commencing 10th October 2022
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion
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Camden Council is re-designing its early years’ service to have a stronger focus on supporting families in a child’s first 1001 days. This is in response to the increasing body of evidence that demonstrates the importance of this critical phase in securing positive outcomes in childhood and beyond.
About the Team
Central to our new approach is the Parent Child Psychological Support® (PCPS®) service which, research studies indicate, can cut insecure and disorganised attachment amongst children by half.
The programme is delivered universally to parents/caregivers and babies from shortly after birth, until the child is 18 months old, in a Family or Children’s Centre.
Recent descriptions of the PCPS programme by people who have worked on it, or seen it in action, include:
‘It was amazing – the support to parents, it was highly preventative. It is an amazing opportunity to improve outcomes’
THIS IS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY A LEADERSHIP ROLE IN A UNIVERSAL EARLY YEARS PROGRAMME WITH THE POTENTIAL TO TRANSFORM CHILDHOOD
We are now looking to find ideal candidates for a number of full-time, leadership roles leading delivery across Camden’s 5 children’s centre localities. You will lead a multi-disciplinary team providing support and personalised feedback to parents about their baby’s development and wellbeing, as well as supporting parents’ emotional health and parenting strategies. Families are invited to attend a series of planned appointments every 3 months (from 3 -18 months). The sessions will be delivered with fidelity to the PCPS® Protocols and Procedures for which you will be specifically trained and supported by the PCPS® Developer.
More information about the programme can be found at: https://www.pcpsparenting.org/ for background on the service and publications and about Camden’s Early Years service at: camden.gov.uk/camdensurestart.
To find out more about this fantastic multi-disciplinary service please click HERE or copy and paste the below URL into your browser: http://camdocs.camden.gov.uk/HPRMWebDrawer/Record/9749518/file/document?inline
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by visiting 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/our-stories'.
To be considered for this exciting opportunity the ideal candidates will have a passion for prevention and early intervention and are likely to have a professional qualification in a therapeutic field and experience of working with parents with very young children. The successful candidate will have an In-depth knowledge of early child development, particularly the first 1001 days, and the importance of the quality of the parent-child relationship and the significance of the transition to parenthood, with the skills to support parents to understand their baby’s development and how to respond to their baby’s needs. Additionally, you’ll have previous demonstrable experience of undertaking child and family assessments in a health or social care environment. You will have experience of leading and managing teams in a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary environment, with an understanding of the challenges associated with innovation and implementing new practice.
Working for Camden
We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.
At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits' to see full details of our benefits.
To view the Job Profile, please click HERE or copy and paste the below URL into your browser: http://camdocs.camden.gov.uk/HPRMWebDrawer/Record/9749549/file/document?inline
To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.
Inclusion and Diversity
We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.
To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits'.
Asking for Adjustments
Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at firstname.lastname@example.org or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG