Early Years Support Worker (FIF06257)

Favourite Fife Council
Ref no: FIF06257
Closes: Tuesday, 31st January 2017
Published: Monday, 9th January 2017
Location: Various Locations in Fife
Rate: £7.48 per hour Pro Rata
Hours: Variable
Contract Type: Casual/Relief
Position Type: Casual/Relief
Organisation: Fife Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Child Care

Job Description

Contract Type: Casual

Interview Date: Week Commencing Monday 13 February 2017

Fife Childcare Services provides a range of childcare services throughout Fife, including around 50 Out of School Clubs for children aged 4 - 14 years old and local Creches for children 6 weeks to 12 years old.

Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.33 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.

Requirements

You must be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and maintain their registration in addition you must hold or be willing to work towards a relevant childcare and/or early years qualification commensurate with the post, as per SSSC requirements, e.g. Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) 2 Social Services (Children and Young people) at (Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Level 5, NC Early Education and Childcare, SVQ 2 Playwork or any of the qualifications on the Practitioners list.

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups  (PVG) scheme membership through Disclosure Scotland and become a member of the relevant PVG scheme.

Responsibilities

Working on an 'as and when' required basis to cover staff absence, you will assist the Creche Services Manager and Creche Services Co-ordinator in the running and operation of the Mobile Creche Service.

You will be responsible for the care, play and learning of babies and children up to 12 years.  The work is varied involving working at different locations throughout Fife with different groups of young children.

The Individual

You must be eligible to register with Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as a Practitioner and EITHER hold an Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) Level 3 in Play Work (or equivalent) OR be willing to work towards qualifications that will maintain your registration.

In Fife Council the way 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:  carol.notman@fife.gov.uk or call 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 441954

Job Location