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Ref no:
PKC07333
Published:
5/5/2021
Closes:
19/5/2021
Location:
Community Learning Wing, Perth Grammar School, Gowans Terrace, Perth, PH1 5AZ
Salary:
£3,789.00 - £4,017.00 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Term Time Part Time
Hours:
9 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

Peripatetic Play Assistant - PKC07333
£3,789 - £4,017 (9 Hours per week, Term-time only)
Based at Community Wing, Perth Grammar School

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

If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Play Assistant to work in a number of Kids Clubs and Wraparound Care services throughout the Perth and Kinross area, after school and during holiday periods.

This is an 9 hours per week contract, working between the hours of 2.30pm - 6.00pm, over a number of days during term-time.

The Individual

We are looking for an individual who has a genuine interest and commitment to working with children in a professional capacity within early learning or a childcare environment. 

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.

As a Play Assistant you will need to demonstrate a commitment to achieving the required qualification within the timescales set by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Helen Roach, Area Co-ordinator or Susan Johnstone, Team Leader on childcare@pkc.gov.uk or visit www.pkc.gov.uk/KidsClubs 

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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