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  • Ref no: PKC06837
  • Published: 16/10/2020
  • Closes: 1/11/2020
  • Location: Langtoon Kids Club, Auchterarder New Community School, New School Lane, Auchterarder, PH3 1BL
  • Salary: £15,654.00 - £17,343.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time & Part Time
  • Hours: 20 hours per week

Job Description

Childcare Supervisor - PKC06837
£15,654 - £17,343 (20 Hours per week Term-time and 36 Hours per week during School holidays)
Langtoon Kids Club, Auchterarder

Do you like working with children and want to make a difference?

If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Childcare Supervisor at Langtoon Kids Club, Auchterader term-time and Peripatetic during holiday periods.

This is an excellent opportunity to manage, develop and oversee the provision of high quality play experiences within the after school setting.  You will 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 primary 1 -14 years.  You will provide 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 will be expected to 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, this could mean 4 longer days or 5 shorter days.

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 be 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 Early Education and Childcare
- SVQ Level 3 Playwork
- SVQ Level 3 Care Learning & Development
- NNEB.

In return we can offer you a range of employee benefits including the Local Government Pension.  We can also offer training and development opportunities and invest in our staff and value their contribution.

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 well-being is essential and the important qualities are kindness, sensitivity, respectfulness, and good manners, a sense of fun, as well as the ability 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 registration and financial information and maintain effective working relationships with children, parents and carers and other professionals to ensure the effective delivery of services.

If you would like to share our ambition, commitment and drive to enhance the lives of children and young people within Perth and Kinross, then we would like to hear from you.

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, or visit www.pkc.gov.uk/KidsClubs

When completing your application for this post, please ensure 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.

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. 

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