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Portage Home Visitor

Social Care

Children's Services

Blackpool Council

Contract Type: Permanent

Contract Hours: 32.5 Hours, Term Time Only

Contract Salary: Grade G £29,577.00 - £32,234.00 paid pro rata for part time hours

Closing date: 1st July at 23:59

We wish to appoint a Portage Home Visitor to work as part of the Local Authority's Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and Early Years Service in Blackpool. Portage is a home visiting educational service for pre-school children with additional needs and their families.

You will be working in homes and in small group sessions with families and carers in promoting positive play and learning through small steps approaches. You will need a flexible approach to meeting the individual children’s needs and be willing to adopt and promote strategies to ensure positive outcomes for all children. You will need to be experienced in working with young children with a range of special educational needs and their families and have undertaken accredited training in the Portage Small Steps approach, or agree to undertake this training as soon as this can be arranged upon taking up the post. The post requires partnership working with a range of health and education services.

This is a term-time only position, 32.5 hours per week, and pay will be on a pro-rata basis.

If you wish to discuss this post further please contact Kate Barker, Early Years Service Manager on 07747 648241, or e-mail

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/vulnerable adults. This post is subject to satisfactory two year reference history, Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, medical clearance, evidence of any essential qualifications and proof of legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.


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working hours

term time

application deadline

11 59 pm

1st Jul 2021

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