Adult Community Learning encourages and supports adults to make their first steps back into learning and so become more active economically, in their families and communities, and maintain better health. We operate in Learning Centres, Schools, Children’s Centres, Nurseries, Community Centres and a wide variety of venues across Camden that offer adult learning courses. Alongside our adult learning classes we offer a crèche service for our learners with children under the age of 4.
You will be working as part of a small team committed to providing a high quality service. We work in partnership with all parents and carers to enable the children within the crèche to reach their full potential.
Hours are negotiated based on your availability and the adult learning service programme on a termly hour’s contract. The majority of our classes run during term time over a maximum of 12 weeks. The crèche sessions are 2.25 hours and we have sessions running in the morning (e.g. 9:20-11:35) and afternoon (e.g. 12:50-15:05). During our operating times you are likely to be offered between 2.25-4.5 hours a week (1-2 sessions)
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
To be considered for one of these vacancies it is essential the successful candidate will have a relevant childcare qualification such as a Diploma in Childcare and Education (NNEB), Certificate in Childcare and Education, Level 2 or Level 3 NVQ, BTEC or PLA certificate, or equivalent (minimum level 2) alongside experience of working with under 4’s and their families and preferably a current first aid certificate. The successful candidate will possess extensive experience of working enthusiastically and dynamically with Under 4’s and their families and a comprehensive, up-to-date working knowledge of children’s developmental needs aged 0-4 yrs. It is a pre-requisite for the post holder to have a First Aid certificate. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills with the proven ability to communicate positively and empathically with parents including experience of working with an awareness of the needs of families from diverse backgrounds.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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How to apply
To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this Job Profile attached at the bottom of this Advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.
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Closing dates for applications: Sunday 8th December 2019
Interviews to be held: Week commencing 16th December 2019
Please quote reference: 190000U6