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Health and Children's Centre Advisor

Suffolk County Council
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Part Time
Maternity / Paternity Cover
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12 May 2021 11:30 PM
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  • £18,933 pro rata for part time
  • 20 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Suffolk County Council (SCC) Coastal Health and Children's Centre Team as a Health and Children's Centre Advisor, working from Leiston Children's Centre, Leiston.

Are you passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people in Suffolk and work for a Children and Young People's Service that has been rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted?
Do you want to work for an organisation who are committed to supporting their staff to achieve a healthy work-life balance?

Your role
As a Health and Children's Centre Advisor you will support the Health and Children's Centre Service to promote the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual wellbeing of children from pregnancy to 5 years through the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme and the Children's Centre Statutory Framework.

Your responsibilities

  • Provide information, guidance and advice to colleagues, partners and directly to children, young people and families to ensure they are enabled to achieve the best possible outcomes.
  • Have a suitable level 2 qualification in English and mathematics or equivalent experience or evidence of skills.
  • Have good level of communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to provide advice and information with clarity and impartiality to meet the needs of the recipient.

The team
The team's purpose is to meet the needs of children from pre-birth to 19 years and their families, supporting the delivery of the Healthy Child programme.
The team values teamwork, a solution focused approach and positive working relationships.

We will offer you
Opportunities for career development supported by induction, in-house training and other learning opportunities.

Travelling requirements for your role
This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role, you will need to operate across a wide and rural area, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means.

Due to the current situation with Covid-19, we have strict limitations on staff working in our offices and most of us are being asked to work from home. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements, please contact the recruiting manager listed at the bottom of this advert.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Samantha Ball, Health and Children's Centre Coordinator on 01473 260608.

For more information and to apply, please follow this link.

If you are considering applying for a secondment, please read the secondment policy and ensure you have sought permission to apply before completing your application. 

This authority 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. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.

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