Portage Visitor



Closing Date:

16 Apr 2023

Job description

Contract Terms

Grade: SO1
Salary: £33,351 – £34,341 per annum (pro rata)
Part Time, Permanent (2 days per week)
Closing Date: Sunday 16th April 2023
Shortlisting Date: Week commencing Monday 17th April 2023

Interview Date: Week commencing Monday 24th April 2023

About Haringey

We are investing in creating a better borough for all our residents and bettering the lives of children and young people in Haringey is our first corporate priority. We are located in the north of the capital with a population of approximately 250,000 people and a growing population of 0-19-year-olds.

We are a diverse and fast-changing borough and tomorrow’s leaders; artists and innovators are busy growing up here. Haringey is transforming its services for children and young people, and have already made exciting, innovative changes as we strive for excellence in all we do.

In short, we’re a council with high ambitions; a place to work that is full of energy and focus. Our teams have passion, integrity and commitment, and people join us, do so as they see Haringey is a learning organisation, and the people that work here strive for continuous improvement in their practice, aiming high to ensure we provide outstanding outcomes for our children. We offer a great place to develop a career that is yours to own.

About the Role

As a Portage Visitor you will work with families to help them develop a quality of life and experience for themselves and their young children in which they can learn together, play together.
Participate and be included in the community in their own right. You will do this by providing regular home visits with children under 5 who meet the Haringey Portage Criteria, Running weekly Stay and Play Sessions for children with additional needs, working in partnership with families and other services, supporting transition to schools or pre-school settings.

You will also be:
• Assessing a child’s strengths and needs and identifying their next steps.
• Creating individual play activities for children and supporting parent’s confidence to use them with their child.
• Establishing positive relationships where parents/carers by offering them emotional and practical support and signposting them to available services.
• Working closely with other agencies to provide a co-ordinated multi-agency support package.
• Planning for and supporting children with their transition into education.

About You

You will be a flexible and self-motivated professional with a level 3 qualification in childcare or similar and at least 3 years experience of working with young children with additional needs and their families.


You will be joining a great supportive team and be able to form strong relationships with families and children.


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