Department:
Communities & Programmes
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Belfast
Salary Details:
£17,726 pro rata + excellent benefits
28 Sep 2021
Vacancy Type:
Temporary
Hours Per Week:
35

Job Advert

Mencap Children’s Centre provides a programme of play, therapy, care and education for 2 – 3 year olds with significant developmental delay. The post holder will assist with the provision of a stimulating, caring and therapeutic play environment. Working alongside the multi-disciplinary team, including the Family Support team and other professionals to ensure each child can reach his/ her potential outcomes. They will work safely and in compliance with our internal and external requirements so that the people we support can trust and feel safe and confident in the support we provide them.

We have 2 opportunities for Early Years Assistants within our wonderful team based in Belfast. The contracts we have available are-

35 hours per week fixed term until 31st August 2022 (extension depending on renewed funding)
30 hours per week fixed term until 31st August 2022 (extension depending on renewed funding)

You will have

  • Knowledge of child development and providing a programme of play, care and education
  • Childcare qualification at QCF Level 3 or equivalent in Child Care, Learning and Development or Playwork, or a relevant occupational qualification
  • A minimum of 1 years' experience working with families and children aged 0-4
  • Recent experience working with children with additional needs is desirable

Please note: The children's centre is open only during term times and employees only work 47 weeks of the year 

Interviews will be held virtually between the 29th September and 1st October.

At Mencap, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace and we intentionally plan for the success of our colleagues in everything we do. We welcome applications from everyone, so come as you are and join us. Together we are Mencap! 
 
Job ID : 22862

Benefits

  • As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people’s lives, you will receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as one of our employees.
  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays) increasing to 35 days with long service plus the ability to buy up to another 10 days via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • Service related sick pay when 6 month probation is completed
  • Pension contributions into NEST Scheme on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings
  • Death in service life cover for a nominated beneficiary under our life assurance scheme
  • Loans for debt consolidation,bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from 3% to 30% at high street shops including major super markets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencap Extras
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc.
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Quarterly award scheme and recognition at every 5 years through our YouRock program
  • Access to award winning training and development

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Mencap

We work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all our services support people to live life as they choose. Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You will have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist. We want to make you feel inspired to reach your potential.  

Our work includes;

  • providing high-quality, flexible services that allow people to live as independently as possible in a place they choose
  • providing advice through our help lines and web sites
  • campaigning for the changes that people with a learning disability want

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