Wraparound Care Support Officer

  • Job Reference: CAF/0524/WCSO
  • Date Posted: 15 May 2024
  • Employer: Rutland County Council
  • Website: https://www.rutland.gov.uk/
  • Location: Oakham, Midlands
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £29,777 to £31,364
  • Bonus/Benefits: £29,777- £31, 364 per annum pro rata, LGPS Pension Contributions
  • Sector: Childcare & Early Years
  • Job Type: Part Time, Contract
  • Duration: Fixed Term until May 2025

Job Description

Do you have experience of working with a range of audiences including parents/carers, providers, and children? Are you looking to make a difference in children’s lives? We are looking for a Support Officer to work with teams across the local authority, schools, families and childcare providers to assess and expand wraparound childcare provision that is accessible to children and families, including those with SEND.

This is a fixed term contract until March 2025.

About you…

  • Experience of working with children (0 – 5) and/or young people.
  • A sound understanding of Children’s safeguarding.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the statutory requirements of the EYFS.
  • Resourceful, caring and a good communicator.
  • Able to use your own initiative whilst sharing your knowledge and expertise.
  • Experience in the appropriate use of ICT, including experience of MS Office and use of email

About the role…

  • To promote and activate a sector-led, sustainable early years’ workforce

    through joint practice development which influences leadership thinking, policy and practice so as to have a positive impact on outcomes for all Rutland children.

  • To identify and, where required, commission high quality professional development opportunities to maintain the effectiveness of the early years’ sector in self-identification of underperformance, providing challenge where necessary, and to ensure actions undertaken meet the needs of all groups of pupils and are effective in closing achievement gaps, particularly for those groups identified as vulnerable.
  • To promote the Early Education training offer to the sector.
  • To consult with parents/carers, providers, and children about demand for wraparound childcare.
  • To work collaboratively within the local authority and with key external agencies to ensure joined up partnership working to meet individual needs of children and families. This will involve forming relationships between the local authority, local job centres, providers and community representatives.
  • To communicate the Early years and wraparound offer through existing channels to the public, wraparound childcare providers and other key agencies.

The successful applicant for this post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The costs for the DBS are paid by us.

The Wraparound Care Support Officer interview date is on 10th June 2024.

Please be advised this could be subject to change, in which case we will give appropriate notice.

We will be reviewing applications on a regular basis and inviting those who meet our essential person specification criteria to interview. If you’re interested in this role, we strongly encourage you to apply without delay.

Our offer to you:

Rutland Council is committed to Flexible Working and understands the benefits of supporting employees to manage their work and life balance, whilst meeting the needs of the service.

We are committed to supporting and empowering our staff to be the best workers that they can be and Rutland Council is the place you want to be.    Our benefits go beyond the salary – being part of a great team, excellent Local Government Pension, generous annual leave, opportunities to learn and develop your career, and a demonstrable commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of our staff.

Whilst the base for this post is Oakham, Rutland, the Local Authority offers a hybrid working practice.  As well as working from home, we feel it is important that you have the opportunity to spend time in the workplace with your colleagues to help you learn, develop and engage.

Find out more:

To learn more about working with us visit https://jobs.rutland.gov.uk or if you have any queries about this role please contact Karen Bland on 07917552739 or email at kbland@rutland.gov.uk.

How to apply:

Click on the apply button which will redirect you to the Jobs Go Public (JGP site) where we handle all our vacancies.  If you already have a JGP account you will be asked to login, or alternatively if you don’t have an account, you will be guided through the set up process.   Access to an account is necessary, as all updates regarding your application will be sent via the JGP site to the email you have used to register.

If you are experiencing problems or have any queries about the application process, please call us on 01572 758291 or email us at recruitment@rutland.gov.uk

All recruitment correspondence, including interview details, will be sent out via email from the Jobs Go Public site. If you require documentation/correspondence in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment team.

Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.