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Ref no:
PKC08147
Published:
7/12/2021
Closes:
19/12/2021
Location:
St Madoes Primary School, Sidlaw Terrace, St Madoes, Glencarse, PH2 7NH
Salary:
£6,757 - £7,142 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Term Time Part Time
Hours:
16 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

Play Assistant - PKC08147
£6,757 - £7,142 (16 Hours per week, Term-time only)
St. Madoes Primary School, Glencarse

We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic Play Assistant to be an effective member of our Early Years team by assisting in the provision of high quality play and lunch time experiences within the Nursery.  This is a fantastic opportunity to secure a permanent role within Perth and Kinross Council.

No entry qualifications are required, however you will be required and supported to work towards one of the qualifications below:
- NC / HNC Early Education and Childcare.
- SVQ Level 2 or / 3 in Social Services (Children & Young People).

It is essential that you gain registration as a support worker with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) for Day Care of Children within 6 months of commencing employment and are responsible for maintaining annual membership.

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

The Individual

The successful candidate will work closely with the Nursery staff team to provide coherent and consistent support to children whilst maintaining adult :child ratios over the lunch time period as well as support high quality lunch time experiences for all children.

You will assist in ensuring resources and materials match children’s needs and interests.

Ideally you will have some experience working with young children and be able to work as part of a team and use your initiative when required.

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Jenny Campbell, Head Teacher on 01738 459500.

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.

Find out more about working for Perth & Kinross Council and living in one of the most scenic areas of Scotland here.

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