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Hawthorn Specialist Practitioner

Salary details: Pro rata salary will be £16,972 based on 39 weeks plus 5.4 weeks annual leave entitlement. Salary will be paid in 12 equal instalments.

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Employer: Charities

Leeds Mencap



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Reason for Vacancy: Temporary Appointment

Hours per Week: 16.5 Hours per week // TTO (39 weeks per year)

Closing date: 26 November 2019 11:00 PM

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JOB TITLE:                          Hawthorn Specialist Practitioner (Temporary)

REPORTING TO:                  Playroom Leader

Salary:                                Pro rata salary will be £16,972 based on 39 weeks plus 5.4 weeks annual leave entitlement. Salary will be paid in 12 equal instalments.

Hours:                                 16.5 hours per week, Term Time Only (39 weeks per year). Temporary post to cover maternity leave.

Annual Leave:                     Holiday entitlement is calculated pro rata on the basis of a full-time entitlement of 28 days annual leave per year, plus public holidays. For term time only posts, leave must not be taken during term time.

Location:                              The Vinery Centre, 20 Vinery Terrace, Leeds LS9 9LU 

Hawthorn Specialist Playroom

Hawthorn Specialist Playroom is run as part of Jimbo’s Community Nursery and is registered with Ofsted.  It has a separate dining room, a ball pool and sensory room along with specialist equipment where the children enjoy stimulating play, socializing and intensive development activities using a small steps approach.  The staff in the playroom work closely with a number of other professionals as the children who attend the playroom often have complex needs, including medical support needs.

There is a parents’ room where the parents and carers of the children attending the playroom can meet and get to know each other. They can have a well-earned break and share knowledge and experiences with other parents who know what it’s like to have a child with a learning disability.  The staff in the playroom support parents to understand how their child is developing and how to support that development at home.

The parents and carers are supported by a Family Support worker who provides vital emotional support and invaluable practical information, advice and guidance to parents.  The worker will support with benefit applications, discussions with medical professionals, transition to other nurseries, whatever the family needs

The service is run during school term time on Monday, Tuesday and Friday and a total of 27 children attend across the week.

You will hold a full and relevant Level 3 Childcare qualification. You should have at least 2 years’ experience of working with children in the 0-3 age range and their families.  You will be able to demonstrate that you can meet the needs of children with learning disabilities and we would prefer a candidate who already has experience of working with children who have additional needs.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for an ambitious local charity that is passionate about all children realising their aspirations and achieving their potential.

We are committed to safeguarding children and all posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

To apply please download application pack from our website http://www.leedsmencap.org.uk/  Please note we do not accept CVs.

For more information please contact Abigail Cunningham on 0113 2475030 or e-mail abigail.cunningham@leedsmencap.org.uk

Closing date:           26th November 2019

Shortlisting:            27th November 2019

Interview date:       4th December 2019

The above post is not a Leeds City Council vacancy and has been advertised on behalf of the relevant organisation. To apply please follow their application instructions.

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