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Portage Worker (Part-time)

  • Location: Countywide
  • Ref: FS08648
  • Closing date: 28th October 2018
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Part Time
  • Salary: £24,133 - £25,460
Social Work Children


Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to become part of a team that places a premium on listening and learning, determined to make a difference?

This is part-time (30 hours per week) role based in the Children with Disabilities team in Children's Services covering Aylesbury and the north of the county.     



About Us

The County Portage Team provides a specialist county wide service to children under 5 years old, with identified needs arising from a wide range of disabilities and developmental delay.  The majority of the children supported are aged 0-3 years old.

About the role

The Service is monitored and service delivery is evaluated through analysis of data information, parental questionnaires from families receiving the service.  The Portage Team work with the Portage Co-ordinator to develop procedures to improve the service.

You will work in the family home on a regular basis to teach parents/carers to develop their understanding of interaction, play and stimulation of children with a disability to support developmental milestones.

You will work alongside other agencies including education, health, social care and the voluntary and independent sectors through meetings and joint visits, fostering positive multi-agency working.

You will be responsible for managing a caseload of up to 17 children (pro-rata for part time hours).  The vacancy covers the Aylesbury and North Bucks area.




About you

You will have a NVQ Level 3 in Early Years and Child Care and Portage Basic Workshop (or willing to undertake Portage training).

You will need to be able to work independently from home, have access to a car and be able to store resources appropriately. ICT equipment is provided.

We are interested in applicants who have previous experience of working with children under 5 years old, preferably supporting those with additional and complex needs, and their parents/carers.

Other Information

For further information please contact Ella Hey on either 01494 475579 or 07818580124

Working for Buckinghamshire Children’s Social Care includes…

  • Generous reward package including:
  • Competitive salary
  • New lease car scheme (starting Autumn 2018)
  • Annual leave up to 27 days after 5 years employment
  • Local Government Pension Scheme

You will be required to apply for a DBS at an enhanced level.  Further information about the DBS Scheme can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

Buckinghamshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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