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  • Ref no: ABS23584
  • Published: 16/10/2020
  • Closes: 1/11/2020
  • Location: Rothienorman Primary,Rothienorman, AB51 8YS
  • Salary: £10,367.00 - £10,794.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Part Time
  • Hours: 24.75 hours per week

Job Description

When working as a playworker, having fun with children is a must!

You need to enjoy spending time with children because providing a high quality day care of children is your main task. We are asking you to be able to commit to the team and its priority: giving children amazing play opportunities in line with the regulation and best practice examples from Care Inspectorate.

Working in Out of School Care is not just 'watching children play' - we are asking you to support children in our care to reach their full potential through play and informal learning, to use agreed strategies and plans to give the children the right kind of support, and to put into practice all you know about child development, child psychology, wellbeing and playwork.

You should be able to use your own initiative, communicate openly and honestly and be able to reflect on your practice and work.

Aberdeenshire Council currently applies a Living Wage Supplement to all Council employees earning less than £9.34 per hour.

As a playworker you will need to show commitment to your own learning and development. We are happy to support you in gaining relevant training and qualifications (SVQ2/3 Playwork). 

This post will require you to have obtained SSSC registration within 6 months of employment.

It would be beneficial if you had knowledge of GIRFEC and Care Inspectorate or had skills that may enhance the activities we offer to children. We definitely encourage you to apply if you already have childcare-related qualifications.

This post has a minimum requirement of two references, one of these must be your current or most recent employer.

Informal enquiries to Carol McLaughlan 01467 536620

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