Child Development Practitioner (5 Posts)

Barnsley, South Yorkshire
£20,661 - £22,658
26 Sep 2017
13 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full time

Creativity, ambition and a focus on people. That’s what matters at Barnsley Council. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It’s all about putting local people at the heart of everything, listening to and doing good for our communities. We’re now more innovative, more efficient and provide better value for money. 

Shape a better future with us 

We’re thrilled to have achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold status for how we lead, support and develop people. Now we’d like you to be part of our success and help us take change further. Join us on our journey to a brighter future. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. Let’s make a better Barnsley for everyone. 

Your role in our journey 

An exciting opportunity has risen to recruit Child Development Practitioners within the Public Health Nursing Service (Health Visiting/School Nursing). As a Child Development Practitioner within the Service you will contribute to the provision of evidence based public health nursing practice that promotes and improves health and addresses inequalities at individual, family and community level. You will contribute to the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme to improve health and wellbeing and safeguard children, young people and families. 

What you’ll need to join us

You will need Level 3 Diploma in Childcare & Education (formerly NNEB/Diploma in Nursery Nursing) or NVQ level 3 in Early Years Care & Education. You will be able to demonstrate that you have had experience of working with children, young people and parents/carers with complex needs in a community setting We are seeking to recruit individuals who have experience of multi-disciplinary team working and an understanding of the Healthy Child Programme. 
A lot to look forward to 

Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. Our Public Health Nursing Service is at the forefront of providing care to our children, young people and families and we are currently on a journey of re-designing the service which we hope will become a truly integrated service that works in partnership with other children’s services and becomes a beacon of good practice at both regional and national level. 

Successful candidates will be offered the opportunity to access either the Local Government Pension or NHS Pension Scheme. 

Job Profile: Child Development Practitioner - Job Profile (C-CDP5).doc
Vacancy Exposure Profile: Child Development Practitioner - Exposure Profile C-CDP5.docx
Additional Information: Additional Information to Applicants.docx
Additional Information: Equal Opportunities For All Letter.pdf 

The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

CVs will not be accepted. 

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