Early Intervention and Play Leader

Reference number: 48131

Title: Early Intervention and Play Leader

Location: Selly Oak, Birmingham

Salary: £26,352 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Monday 5 September 2022

Interview date: Tuesday 13 September 2022

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

​Are you looking for a new exciting role?

Ensuring children and families get the best possible start is a strategic priority for Sense as set out in our organizational Strategy 2021 – 2026.  The development of a national Early Intervention and Play service is a key part of delivering this strategic priority. 

The Early Intervention and Play Service will support children with complex disabilities and their families with all aspects of development, including communication, interaction and play. By providing information, guidance and support; along with delivering pre-school sessions, developing activities and resources, and providing family events; the service will give families the skills, strategies and confidence to interact, build relationships and communicate with their child.  It will enable children to have fun, be happy, thrive, learn and enjoy the moment.

Early Intervention and Play Leaders are responsible for providing direct support to children 0 – 8 years with complex disabilities and their families, in their own homes, in the community and at our centres.  They will develop and deliver sessions based on the specific needs of children and families, working individually with families or in groups.  They will also facilitate online activities as part of our digital offer to families.

Does this sound right for you? if so read on..............

Working at Sense gives you a wide range of benefits including:

  • 24 days’ holiday + bank holidays; increasing with length of service
  • Free DBS Check
  • Free leadership and management development (such as our award winning Growing Stronger Leaders Together programme) 
  • Free access to over 100 online and face to face training including the care certificate.
  • On-going development opportunities
  • Flexible working and family friendly policies
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Health and well-being support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discount scheme 

Your required skills and experiences:

  • A recognised qualification in playwork, diploma in childcare, NNEB or an equivalent NVQ level 3 qualification OR qualified by substantial successful experience
  • Evidence of experience of working with children and young people with disabilities in an education, health or social care setting
  • Experience of working as part of a team to develop resources and activities for children and families
  • Proven experience of assessing and monitoring individual progress of children with complex disabilities, including maintaining clear and precise records of work
  • Knowledge of safeguarding and child protection procedures
  • Proficient in using MS office and databases

About Sense

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Take a look at the video below to see why we do what we do.

Please note: As of 11th November, all people who work in CQC regulated care homes across England must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This is a legal requirement and proof of vaccination status must be shown when accepting any role within a care home.

You can access your vaccination status or ‘COVID Pass’ through the NHS App. You need to be registered with a GP in England to use the NHS App. If you’re not registered with a GP, you can still access the NHS COVID Pass via the NHS website (NHS.UK) or via 119 (select the ‘NHS COVID Pass service’) to request a letter.

To apply section:

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your supporting statement to shortlist candidates for interview; in relation to the Personal Specification. Therefore, it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines, job description and person specification (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Please note to avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

No agency submissions please: any submissions without prior authorisation from the Sense Recruitment Team will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or recruitment@sense.org.uk

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. We value everyone’s contribution and ensure people are given the opportunity to realise their potential. We will promote equality and diversity in all that we do and the work we do in partnership with others. For more information please visit: https://www.sense.org.uk/about/equality-and-diversity/



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