Child and Early Years Officers

Child and early years officers work with babies and with children up to 14 years of age (or 16 for those with special needs), providing support, help and advice to individuals or within a family context.

Entry Reqirements

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Typical Tasks

  • Attends meetings with colleagues and outside agencies.
  • Makes referrals to other agencies such as social services and educational psychologists.
  • Writes up case notes, prepares reports, keeps up-to-date records on clients.
  • Advises clients and their families on available resources.
  • Works with social worker to identify, plan and deliver appropriate support to families facing a variety of difficulties.
  • Deals with issues relating to poor attendance at school.

Desired Skills

Active Listening, Monitoring, Speaking, Learning Strategies, Reading Comprehension, Writing, Active Learning, Critical Thinking, Mathematics, Science

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