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Location: Deeside Family Resource Centre, Aberdeen
Status: Full Time, permanent
To deliver a range of targeted family learning services to children, parents and carers. This work will be consistent with the Curriculum for Excellence and ACC Literacy Strategy.
The Looked after Children Family Learning Worker is currently based within Peep at Deeside Family Resource Centre and provides targeted support to Looked After Children (from 1-3 years of age) living at home, within foster or kinship placements, and with prospective adopters to improve outcomes related to their early learning and development. Support offered to families through this post will take place in group or 1-1 settings.
For additional information about the role please contact Natasha Martens, Peep Co-ordinator on 01224 248389.
The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:
Diploma in Social Work or equivalent; or a qualification meeting the registration requirements of the General Teaching Council; BA in Early Childhood Studies or Equivalent, Degree / Diploma in Community Learning and Development or Youth and Community Work
The post holder will be expected to:
Promote equalities, human rights, health and safety and service user involvement
Adhere to the requirements of the Social Work Code of Practice, SSSC Code of Practice, Council Policy and Procedures and all relevant Legislation
Travel as required in relation to the needs of the service
Work at alternative locations as required
The post holder is expected to demonstrate:
Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
An ability to plan and co-ordinate individual and group work
An ability to communicate effectively with children and families
Contribute and develop an inter-agency approach to the planning and programming of literacy and numeracy support.
Develop and review a co-ordinated approach to service delivery with other Learning / Education providers and develop additional group/individual work as required
Develop in conjunction with other senior workers the planning and provision of support in early literacy and numeracy for service users.
Contribute to curriculum developments for children in their early years taking account of local and national guidance
Share information with staff on local and national issues in relation to family literacy / numeracy and adult learning
Advise and guide staff to support families who have or may have difficulties with literacy and numeracy
Please see job profile for further details.
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