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Childcare Participation Officer

  • Job reference: JN EYFS WF
  • Location: Waltham Forest, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: Waltham Forest is committed to ensuring there are free childcare places available to every family who wishes to take it up. We need someone to join our team on a help us deliver this ambition.

The Council have identified a need for a Health and Wellbeing Strategy, to properly identify the numerous and wide ranging health-related services already provided and to also identify what more, where, and how, the Council can contribute to improvements to health and the reduction in health inequalities.
The post.
Your role will be to support the take up of free childcare for the Borough's most vulnerable 2 year olds, and perform and co-ordinate outreach to engage families who would benefit.
In addition to this, you will help to ensure that the 2000 3&4 year olds from working families in the Borough are able to access 30 hour childcare places which meet their needs.
In order to apply
Experience in using online free childcare entitlement checking and validation systems would be an advantage, as we need someone who is able to 'hit the ground running'.
You will need to be:

* Experienced in working in children's services or early years, with operational knowledge of the free early education and childcare entitlement provision.
* Educated to NVQ 4 or equivalent
* Qualified to level 2 or above in English and Maths
* Proficient in the use of ICT, including Microsoft Office and databases
* Able to deliver excellent customer service
* Able to plan and organise own workload effectively
* Experienced in building and maintaining relationships
* Able to work productively under pressure
* Able to work with others to create and shape new ways of doing things

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