Relief Early Years' Nursery Assistant - Children's Centre, Belfast

Closing date: 
6 Sep 2017
Mencap, Relief, Nursery Assistant, Children, Learning Disability, Caring, Positive, Inclusive, Trustworthy, Challenging

About Mencap

We work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all our services support people to live life as they choose. Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something really meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You’ll have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist. We want to make you feel inspired to reach your potential. 

Our work includes;

  • providing high-quality, flexible services that allow people to live as independently as possible in a place they choose
  • providing advice through our help lines and web sites
  • campaigning for the changes that people with a learning disability want

Job Description

Do you want to go to work knowing you are giving children with learning disabilities new opportunities and experiences?

We are currently recruiting for relief Early Years Assistants to join our Mencap Early Years’ Services at our Children's Centre based in Belfast for 2-3 year old children who with a learning disability.

At our Children's Centre, we look after 52 wonderful children. We guide and help them to live their early years to the very best and to ensure every moment is filled with happiness!

You will assist with the provision of a stimulating and caring play environment so as to encourage each child to reach his/her potential, working alongside a multi-disciplinary team and other professionals to offer learning and therapeutic opportunities. You will work safely and in compliance with our internal and external requirements so that the people we support can trust and feel safe and confident in the support we provide them.

You will have a recognised NVQ3 Child Care qualification or equivalent or will be working towards this or a similar discipline.

Closing date: 6th September 2017

Vacancy ID: 9841


We believe that all employees are amazing and we wouldn't be able to achieve what we do without them. Here are just some of the ways we would value and invest in you.

28 days holiday (including bank holidays) increasing to 35 days with long service plus the ability to buy up to another 10 days via our HolidayPlus scheme*

  • Amazing Induction from day 1
  • Access to award winning training and development
  • Service related sick pay when 6 month probation is completed
  • Pension contributions into NEST Scheme on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings*
  • Death in service life cover for a nominated beneficiary under our life assurance scheme*
  • Tax free child care vouchers via salary sacrifice scheme for working parents
  • Loans for bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback at high street shops including major super markets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencapextras
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc.
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Quarterly award scheme and recognition at every 5 years through our YouRock program

*T&C's apply based on contract

Closing date:
6 Sep 2017 09:00
Job Information
Part time
1 hours per week
Contact Information
Scarlet Cooke
5 School Road
01733 246699