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Child Jobs


Looking for jobs working with children? You've come to the right place.

Working with children is a great career choice if you're looking for a fun and varied job with flexible hours. There is a wide range of jobs available across the UK for permanent, temporary, full time and part time positions. For child care jobs or a career in child development, there is no better time to start, as there is much demand for staff at all levels. Our latest jobs are shown below. 

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Types of jobs working with children:

There are many different areas of working in child care including working with babies, infants, young children and adolescents
There are also many career opportunities in working with children within mental health and learning disability sectors including working with children with autism
Typical job roles can range from play worker, youth group worker, qualified social worker, unqualified social worker, support worker or nursery nurse
Typical environments of work include nurseries and playgroups, youth groups, schools (including after school clubs), hospitals, residential care, adoption and foster care
Within all of these roles you will be required to work alongside the family as well as the child. You will be responsible for monitoring and encouraging the child's development, reporting to both members of staff and the families where necessary
You may also be required to respect certain ethical issues, such as discretion and confidentiality, when working with children, particularly within the mental health sectors

What qualifications/training do I need to work with children?

The specific qualifications you will require will depend on the type of role you are applying for or career you are aiming towards
There are no specific qualifications for entry level positions but most employers will prefer you to have some previous experience working with children
Volunteering is a great way to gain this experience if you are just starting a career in working with children. You can consult your local council for local volunteering opportunities. Do-It are also an informative volunteering guide and a good starting point
There are various training courses available which are specific to the area you wish to work. Cache outlines the leading qualifications for working in children's services and Children's Workforce Development Council also provide more specific information on available courses
A Criminal Records Bureau check is essential

Salary Details

Salaries within working with children are extremely varied.
The more experience and training you have the higher the salary will be.

Can't find what you're looking for?  Search for more jobs or Register Now and let us send you the latest jobs working with children straight to your inbox or mobile phone.

To view the latest 5 jobs working with children please see below...
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Social Worker Permanence Devon, 20/8/2014
Social Worker required for work within the Permanence and Transitions Team in the Devon area. Long T...
Salary: 26.00 - 30.00 per hour
Location: Devon
Type: Contract/ temporary/freelance
Start date: 15/09/2014
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Child Protection Social Worker, Neath, 20/8/2014
Child Protection Social Worker, Neath We are looking for a Child Protection Social worker to work...
Salary: 23.31 - 28.67 per hour
Location: Neath Port Talbot
Type: Contract/ temporary/freelance
Start date: 25/08/2014
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Social Worker Children Disabilities Devon, 20/8/2014
Qualified Social Workers required for work within the Children & Families Service in the Mid Devon a...
Salary: 26.00 - 30.00 per hour
Location: Devon
Type: Contract/ temporary/freelance
Start date: 22/09/2014
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Social Worker Children Disabilities Devon, 20/8/2014
Qualified Social Workers required for work within the Children & Families Service in the North Devon...
Salary: 26.00 - 30.00 per hour
Location: Devon
Type: Contract/ temporary/freelance
Start date: 22/09/2014
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Fostering Team Manager, Cardiff, 20/8/2014
Fostering Team Manager, Cardiff Temp 28.00 - 35.00 p/h We are looking for an interim Fostering...
Salary: 28.00 - 35.00 per hour
Location: Cardiff
Type: Contract/ temporary/freelance
Start date: 01/09/2014
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