Child and Family Assistant Practitioner - Kidbrooke
GLL makes community services and spaces better for everyone. And it’s about more than just money. Our people invest time, energy and effort into helping and improving communities through the services we offer - and with great results. Through “Better” we provide leisure centres, children’s services, spas, libraries, extreme spots, event spaces and standalone gyms.
Storkway Children's Centre in Kidbrooke, South East London are looking for an Early Years Child and Family Assistant Practitioner to work 20 hours per week term time, to provide cover and work in our Creches and Stay and Plays sessions. Our Children's Centres serve almost 9,400 under 5s and their families - aiming to give children equality in their early life chances as well as providing learning and guidance opportunities to help families live more fulfilling lives.
High-quality care, education and a safe, yet enjoyable environment is of the utmost importance in our Children's Centres, so your commitment to deliver these will be key to your role. You'll be a creative thinker, able to lead and devise fun sessions for children and babies up to 5 years old in everything from song and story times to arts and crafts.
You'll have proven experience of working with under 5s and have a good knowledge of safeguarding issues and procedures. An understanding of equality and diversity issues is of the utmost importance as our service users come from a variety of backgrounds and cultures with differing needs including disabled children and those with special needs. You should have excellent communication skills as not only will you be working with our children and families but with colleagues and peers in the centres at all levels. Good written and computer skills are crucial for the Practitioner role and an NVQ Level 3 in Child Development, or equivalent, is essential for both positions.
In return, we offer:
- Childcare vouchers
- Ride to work scheme
- Discounted membership at our leisure centres
- The opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say in how we're run plus associated social events
- Career pathways
- Ongoing training and development
If you have the skills, knowledge and passion for this role, apply now.
All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications, age and location.
To be shortlisted for the role, internal applicants will need to demonstrate their commitment to GLL by becoming a Society member where eligible.
GLL is the UK’s largest leisure provider and one of the first and largest leisure social enterprises. Our aim is to get more people, more active, more of the time whilst making leisure and community facilities accessible and affordable. We partner with local authorities to run leisure centres, swimming pools, libraries, children’s centres, spas, events spaces and world-class sporting venues such as the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - all under our Better brand. As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re different. Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are an Investors in People Silver Award employer.
GLL is an equal opportunities employer.