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Ref no:
PKC08145
Published:
7/12/2021
Closes:
14/12/2021
Location:
Community Learning Wing, Perth Grammar School, Gowans Terrace, Perth, PH1 5AZ
Salary:
£12,493 - £13,844 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Term Time Part Time
Hours:
20 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

Senior Childcare Supervisor (Fixed Term for up to 12 Months) - PKC08145
£12,493 - £13,844 (20 Hours per week, Term-time only)
Community Wing, Perth Grammar School

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Childcare Supervisor, within our Childcare Strategy Team.

This is an excellent opportunity to oversee and manage a group or number of Kids Clubs (out of school care clubs managed by Perth and Kinross) as a Lead Practitioner.

You will be expected to work on your own initiative and as a team member who directly contributes to, and supports the Childcare Supervisors and colleagues.  You will work with the Childcare Supervisor in the development of each of the services, appropriate to the needs of young children and their families in the setting, within the context of both local and national policies and procedures. 

The successful post-holder will assist in the organisation and management and quality improvement of the services for the benefit of all children, families and the wider community providing support for the Childcare Strategy Team.

A flexible approach to working conditions will be required to work; the contracted hours are 20 hours per week, term-time, between the hours of 2pm-6pm, with some evening meetings and training. You will manage your own diary and visits to services and you will require access to transport make these visits.

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. 

You will hold a childcare qualification with one of the following: 

SVQ Level 3 in Social Services (Children & Young People)
HNC Childcare
SVQ Level 3 Playwork 
SVQ Level 3 Care Learning & Development 
NNEB.

You will have evidence of ongoing professional development and be able to meet the required conditions of registration with the SSSC as a Lead Practitioner within the set timescales and be able to demonstrate progress on an ongoing basis.

It is a condition of the post that you 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 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.

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 staff, children, parents and carers and other professionals to ensure the effective delivery of service.

You must have a valid UK driving licence as this post requires you to travel to a variety of locations across Perth and Kinross.

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.

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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