Multi-Disciplinary Team Early Years Practitioner -
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LCC Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-OffendersOne Adoption West Yorkshire (OAWY) is a shared regional adoption service across the 5 West Yorkshire Local Authorities. It is hosted by Leeds City Council with office bases across West Yorkshire and is responsible for the recruitment and assessment of adopters, family finding for children and adoption support.
The OAWY Multidisciplinary team is a recently formed service, which offers an integrated service focused on the needs of adopted children and their families aiming to create flexible partnership working models across health, education, and the voluntary and independent sectors across the region. We want to improve the wellbeing of the family members and the stability and quality of family life by working with and supporting staff and families. Our focus aims to decrease the impact of the developmental trauma and neurodiversity, improving the child’s/young person/family future outcomes. The service will strive to offer an evidence based approach building in robust outcome monitoring and review processes.
Working in close partnership with the health and education sectors in the region we seek to develop working practices, care pathways and specialist therapies that meet the needs of adopted children and offer more appropriate and effective support for adopted children/young people within nurseries and schools. Ultimately, we want to improve the services offered to all adoptive children, young people and families.
We are looking for an enthusiastic Early Year’s professional with a sound understanding of children who have experienced trauma in their early lives. You need to be able to work in partnership with parents, colleagues in OAWY and partner agencies to develop and deliver enhanced early years support to children and families. A key objective for the role is to promote the development and well-being of children. You must be able to work as part of a team, be flexible with energy and commitment and be available to travel across West Yorkshire. Our main office bases are Bradford (Margaret McMillan Towers), Huddersfield (Civic Centre One) and Leeds (Kernel House).
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Julie Pocklington, Practice Improvement and Development Manager (Education) on 07712215704.
All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check against the Children’s barred list will be carried out on preferred candidates.
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Leeds, England, West Yorkshire, LS1, United Kingdom