Childcare Supervisor, Bridge of Earn and Milnathort (PKC03670)

Favourite Perth and Kinross Council
Ref no: PKC03670
Closes: Sunday, 29th October 2017
Published: Monday, 2nd October 2017
Location: Village Kids Club, Scout Hut, Manse Road, Bridge of Earn
Salary: £14,199 - £15,969 per year
Hours: Variable
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time & Part Time
Organisation: Perth and Kinross Council
Category: Education
Sub-category: Primary Education

Job Description

Childcare Supervisor (PKC03670)
£14,199 - £15,969 (20 hours during term-time and 37 hours in holidays)
Village Kids Club (Bridge of Earn) during term-time and Milnathort Kids Club during holiday periods

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Childcare Supervisor at Village Kids Club (Bridge of Earn) term-time and Milnathort Kids Club during holiday periods.

This is an excellent opportunity to manage, develop and oversee the provision of high quality play experiences within the after school care settings. Gain a wider range of skills as the role involves managing the smooth day to day running of the services and the management of a small staff team.

As a Childcare Supervisor you will be responsible for the planning and organisation of the day to day operations of the service, providing flexible childcare to children from primary 1 -14 years. You will ensure the provision of high quality care and a comprehensive range of appropriate stimulating and creative activities, for example arts and crafts, storytelling, den building, physical play and organising trips and outings appropriate to the needs and interests of the children in the service.

You would be expected manage and work as a member of the team and wider school team contributing to children's learning and development within a safe and inclusive environment out with school hours in a registered childcare service.

A flexible approach to working conditions will be required to work; the contracted hours are 20 hours per week, term-time, between 2pm - 6pm and 36 hours during the holiday periods between 8am - 6pm, on a rota basis.

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Helen Roach, Area Co-ordinator or Susan Johnstone, Team Leader on 01738 472350.

You will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) for Day Care of Children within 6 months of commencing employment and responsible for maintaining annual membership. Hold a childcare qualification with one of the following:
SVQ Level 3 in Social Services (Children & Young People)
HNC Childcare Early Education and Childcare
SVQ Level 3 Playwork
SVQ Level 3 Care Learning & Development

And must be willing to work towards a Degree in Childhood Practice.

The successful candidate will be supported to access further training both award bearing and continued professional development.

The Individual

We are looking for an individual who can demonstrate experience within early learning or a childcare environment with a good knowledge of childcare and the relevant governing bodies (SSSC, Care Inspectorate).

The role is child focused which requires sensitivity, patience and compassion along with a welcoming approach to generate a feeling of trust and safety for children and their family / carers. A genuine interest in the development of children and their wellbeing is essential and the important qualities are kindness, sensitivity, respectfulness, and good manners and to respect confidentiality at all times.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide contact details (preferably e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.

Supervisory skills are required for managing a team of professionals with excellent communication skills to motivate and engage with staff and children.

Excellent planning and organisation skills are also required with the ability to maintain office procedures and systems establish and maintain effective working relationships with children, parents and carers and other professionals to ensure the effective delivery of services.