VACANCY (1 day a week): Grimsby CIC Letter Box Coordinator

JOB TITLE: Grimsby CIC Letter Box Coordinator

TERM TIME ONLY ROLE. 1 DAY A WEEK WORKING 8am to 4pm

Hourly rate of £11.50

REPORTS TO: Director and Chair of Trustees

ROLE & PURPOSE OF JOB:

To provide Children in Care in Grimsby (School year 1 to year 6) with one-to-one reading sessions that over time improve their reading ability and show tangible improvement in reading age measured by regular assessments. This post will be based at Ormiston South Parade Primary in Grimsby.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

1.Strategic Direction

· Build positive and effective relationships with vulnerable children in the looked after system based on a foundation of trust and respect

· Raise the profile of the HEYCU CIC service ensuring that the aims and objectives of the service are widely known and understood

· Share information as appropriate with social workers, schools and other support workers to ensure a seamless support is in place.

· Assess children’s reading ages using NARA

· Deliver Letterbox parcels to 6 children in care and provide one to one reading sessions utilising the parcels

· Oversee assessment and evaluation of the programme and write reports

2.Partnerships

· Act as a positive ambassador for HEY CU at all times using every opportunity to positively promote the service

· Develop and maintain committed, positive and effective relationships with Grimsby City Council, social worker teams, and schools to strengthen the sustainability of HEYCU CIC programme long term

3.Quality

· Ensure the CIC service is of the highest quality monitoring children and adults feedback forms and continually improving the service in response.

· Operate within national and local frameworks including Data Protection, Equal Opportunities, etc and apply HEYCU policies and procedures across the service

· Follow Safeguarding policies and procedures rigorously

4.Staff

· Work as part of a team supporting colleagues to ensure a professional and effective service

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Codes: AF = Application Form, I = Interview, R = References

1. Qualifications:

Teaching degree primary school QTS or senior level TA ESSENTIAL

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Evidence of continuing professional development and/or membership of a professional body. ESSENTIAL

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Drivers licence and car insurance to use vehicle for work ESSENTIAL

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2. Relevant Experience:

Experience working in partnership across several different services ESSENTIAL

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Experience of working with vulnerable and disadvantaged children and building trusting but professional relationships DESIRABLE

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3. Skills

The ability to develop and promote HEY CU CIC service across the city and secure support from city wide stakeholders ESSENTIAL

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The ability to develop positive and productive partnerships with Grimsby City Council, social care teams, schools, business and other stakeholder services across the city. ESSENTIAL

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4. Knowledge

Knowledge of professional practice when working with children ESSENTIAL

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Up to date knowledge of safeguarding policies and procedures ESSENTIAL

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General knowledge of generic policies around health and safety, data protection etc and how to apply and test these in the workplace ESSENTIAL

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Understanding of systems to manage and report performance DESIRABLE

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5. Interpersonal/Communication Skills:

Verbal Skills

Ability to establish professional and effective working relationships with a range of partners, companies and sponsors and a Board of Trustees ESSENTIAL

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Good communication and interpersonal skills. Clearly spoken with good telephone and face-to-face communications ESSENTIAL

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Good presentation skills DESIRABLE

I, R

Can demonstrate influencing, caring, advocacy and negotiating skills ESSENTIAL

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Written Skills

Able to produce clear and concise reports for a variety of audiences ESSENTIAL

I, R

Competent in the use of IT systems including Microsoft and internet ESSENTIAL

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Special Requirements

Due to this job involving working with children and young people, the successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced disclosure DBS check. Along with, providing two references, one being from the manager at their current or most recent place of employment.

Please email your CV and covering letter to Natasha at n.banke@hull.ac.uk

Application Closes: December 2nd 2019

Interviews Held: Week commencing December 9th

Job Type: Term time only commencing January 2020 to January 2021

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: £11.50 /hour