Group Coordinator (Children/Baby Activities)

EasyWeb NFP
£21,500 FTE
17 Jan 2019
08 Feb 2019
Candidate Services
Part Time
Contract Type
Group Coordinator (Children/Baby Activities)

Our client is a national charity that supports those with criminal convictions and their children and families.

Position: Homework and Baby Groups Co-ordinator
Location: HMP Pentonville, London
Job type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 18.75 hours per week
Salary: £21,500 FTE pro rata according to hours
Benefits: Generous holiday entitlement, free counselling service, eye care scheme plus more.

Closing date: 8th February 2019
Interviews commencing week beginning:

About the role:

They are seeking an experienced and committed learning facilitator with relevant child development experience to develop and deliver homework clubs and parent and baby groups on a part time basis at the London prison HMP Pentonville.

The Homework Club is an intervention put in place for the purpose of improving outcomes for the children of those affected by imprisonment who are at risk of higher levels of mental health problems and attain lower than expected levels of school achievement. This model helps them to identify and support children experiencing problems at school and works with the parent and child to encourage familial learning. By working to support the children through an intervention like The Homework Club, they can reduce stress and increase confidence, leading to better settling at school, parental support in school work and a sense of normality for the child, which all contribute to emotional wellbeing and better learning outcomes.

About you:

You will hold an NNEB or NVQ3 in childcare / education / play or equivalent and have a sound understanding of early child development and child protection / safeguarding as well as having knowledge around risk escalation.

You will have experience in working with families in a challenging environment and be able to relate sensitively to prisoners and their families.

What they offer:

The organisation offers a range of benefits including free confidential counselling service, advice and guidance, spec savers eye care scheme, cycle to work, and generous holiday entitlement.

Other information:

This post is subject to prison security clearance being granted, references covering a period of three years, a satisfactory DBS and a six month probationary period.

Our client welcomes applications from all backgrounds including those with previous criminal convictions (appointment to post is subject to a risk assessment).

You may have experience of the following: Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Case Worker, Support Worker, Family Support Worker, Social Worker, Community Support Worker, etc.

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