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  • Ref no: FIF17133
  • Published: 29/10/2020
  • Closes: 12/11/2020
  • Location: Beanstalk Nursery School, KY11 4RL
  • Salary: £33,939.00 - £37,562.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

Working Location: Beanstalk Family Nurture Centre, Fergus Place & New Beanstalk, Aberdour Road

Interview Date: Week commencing 16 November 2020

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking here and the attached Job Pack. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for. The main terms and conditions of employment are also available via the above link.

To develop and lead on services from the Family Nurture Centre through planning and implementing of strategies relative to care and welfare of children and their families within the Centre and wider early years community.

The key areas of this post are:-

Centre management (including linked standalone nursery) during school holiday periods and at other times when the Headteacher is out of Centre.

Management and delivery of a quality service for eligible children and priority referrals under 3 years.

Delivery and support of GIRFEC approaches and Child Protection, Family Support and co-ordination of Community Parent Engagement.

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Requirements

Must have, in the first period of registration, SCQF level 9, which includes a Degree or equivalent, such as BA in Childhood Practice and upon entry to the qualification, expected to hold or be willing to undertake a suitable practice award to meet Scottish Social Services Council registration.

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland

This post is subject to a disclosure check which will be undertaken by Disclosure Scotland. 

Responsibilities

  • Managing the service during school holiday times and other times the Head of Centre is not present.
  • Managing and developing a quality service for families with eligible children under 3 years and additional services for vulnerable children under 3 years.
  • Coordinating and preparing for regular admissions panels for early entrants across the local area.
  • Making decisions within a multi-agency culture to agree the best support strategies available for children and families.
  • Collaborating with an enhanced management team and nursery staff to develop practice.
  • Supporting the Head of Centre in planning and implementing of strategies relative to care and welfare of children within the nursery and wider early years community.
  • Supporting vulnerable families using a Family Nurture Approach.
  • Supporting early years’ colleagues in the wider community to coordinate activity to ensure 'best fit' for vulnerable families in the early years.
  • Accessing and monitoring of IT programs which support early years admissions, early entrants, staffing information and budget information.
  • Managing the Centre during school holiday periods and in the Head of Centres absence.
  • Developing close working practices with Social Work, Health visitors and other services including 3rd sector to ensure appropriate GIRFEC outcomes.
  • Implementing Child Protection procedures in line with Fife Council guidelines.
  • Managing early intervention approaches for vulnerable children and families.
  • Undertaking all other duties as required for the role. Duties will be in line with the grade.

You will work collaboratively with an enhanced management team and nursery staff to develop the practice and support vulnerable families using a Family Nurture Approach. 

The Individual

Must have, in the first period of registration, SCQF level 9, which includes a Degree or equivalent, such as BA in Childhood Practice and upon entry to the qualification, expected to hold or be willing to undertake a suitable practice award to meet Scottish Social Services Council registration.

  • Registered with the SSSC as appropriate
  • Ability to provide an efficient and effective service
  • Management experience within an early years setting
  • Experience of working without supervision (Take ownership  - See ‘How We Work Matters’ Framework)
  • Experience of coordinating and leading a group of professionals within a multi-agency working culture
  • Experience of interventions and services (Focus on customers)
  • Team building skills
  • Collaborative management style (Deliver results)
  • Communication skills (Working together)
  • IT skills (Embrace technology and information)
  • Decision making skills

In Fife Council How We Work Matters and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees:

  • Take ownership
  • Focus on customers
  • Work together
  • Embrace technology & information
  • Deliver results

For further information please contact: Diane Ballard - 01383 602458 or beanstalknur.enquiries@fife.gov.uk

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