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Ref no:
PKC08282
Published:
16/1/2022
Closes:
30/1/2022
Location:
Scone Kids Club, Robert Douglas Memorial Primary School, Spoutwells Road, Scone, PH2 6RS
Salary:
£7,104 - £7,513 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Part Time
Hours:
13.75 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

Play Assistant - PKC08282
£7,184 - £7,513 (15 hours per week Term-Time & 10 hours per week during School holidays)
Scone Kids Club & Blair Kids Club, Blairgowrie

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Play Assistant at Scone Kids Club, after school during term-time and at Blair Kids Club, Blairgowrie Community Campus during holidays.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to step into the profession and progress a career in childcare, gaining experience while being supported to gain a childcare qualification.

As a Play Assistant you will support the Childcare Supervisor to plan and organise the day to day operations of the service to provide flexible childcare to children from Primary 1 to 14 years.  

Assist in 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 to work closely with the Supervisor and working 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 15 hours per week, term-time, between 2.30pm - 6pm and 10 hours during holiday periods over the lunchtime periods at Blair Kids Club.

The Individual

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.

No entry qualifications are required , however you will be required and supported to work towards one of the qualifications below: 

NC Early Education and Childcare
SVQ Level 2 or 3 in Social Services (Children & Young People)
HNC Early Education and Childcare.

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. 

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

If you would like any further information regarding this vacancy, please contact Helen Roach, Area Co-ordinator or Susan Johnstone, Team Leader by email at childcare@pkc.gov.uk

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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