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Ref no:
PKC08287
Published:
20/1/2022
Closes:
6/2/2022
Location:
Various Locations in Perth & Kinross Council Area, PH1 5GD
Salary:
£9,547 - £13,270 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Part Time

This position has expired.

Job Description

Early Years Family Learning Practitioner, 4 Posts - PKC08287
£12,153 - £13,270 (Salary based on 18 Hrs per week, Whole Year working)
£9,547 - £10,616 (Salary based on 14.4 Hrs per week, Whole Year working)
Various Locations in the Perth & Kinross Council Area

There are 3 x 18 hours per week posts available at our Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) communities based at Crieff PS, Stanley PS & Douglas Memorial School, Scone.  There is also a 14.4 hours per week post available, based in Perth.

The earliest years of life are crucial to a child’s development and have a lasting impact on outcomes in health, education and employment opportunities later in life. This is why the government is making an unprecedented investment in ELC to support the ambition to give all our children the very best start in life.

Perth & Kinross aim to ensure that all families have access to high quality family learning within the early years which ensures that parents/carer can support their children and equip them to grow up health, happy, attaining and achieving.

Family learning encourages family members to learn together, with a focus on intergenerational learning. Family learning activities can also be specifically designed to enable parents to learn how to support their children’s learning.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for part time, whole year working Early Years Family Learning Practitioners to take on the role of family learning and engagement across ELC communities in Perth and Kinross.

The successful candidates will have a creative way to develop positive relationships with families through organising a range of family learning opportunities in the local community these may include:

Peep Learning Together

Eat Well Play Well

Talk, Learn, Do

Bookbug

John Muir Award

Peep Progression Pathway

Brunch & Blether

Incredible Years

Story Safari

Dina (Small Group Dinosaur 4-8).

The successful candidates will work directly with parents and families (collectively and individually), to ensure parents/carers can support their children's learning and development at home.

The Individual

We are looking for individuals who have a genuine interest and commitment to working with families in a professional capacity.

Successful candidates must have:

  • previous experience supporting families in an ELC setting, as well as having an understating of national and local policies and frameworks to develop this work further.
  • experience and skills in working with parents, young people or children.
  • experience in assisting in the engagement, development and delivery of community based learning (organising groups and delivering learning programmes).
  • a commitment to working towards the concept of inclusion.
  • IT and computer skills.
  • interpersonal skills with the ability to listen and communicate effectively with others
  • experience of effective team working.
  • a flexible approach and be able to work at various times, locations and situations.
  • a current driving licence and have access to a vehicle as this post will include travelling between ELC setting. Successful candidates ideally will have:
  • experience and skills in group work.
  • previous training in Peep Learning Together, Solihull Approach – Foundation and Adventures With Alice, however not essential as training can be provided.
  • An understanding the importance of Play.
  • You should hold an appropriate qualification e.g. SNNEB, NNEB, HNC, SCQF level 7 equivalent or SVQ 3 in Childcare and Education or SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young People), as well as have the eligibility to register with SSSC. You must be registered with the SSSC and maintain that registration while you work in this role.

If you would like any more information regarding these vacancies, please contact Rhona Cameron, Team Leader - Parenting and Family Learning on 01738 454245.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent 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.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

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. 

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

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