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  • Ref no: PKC06821
  • Published: 16/10/2020
  • Closes: 1/11/2020
  • Location: Inchview Primary School, Glenearn Community Campus, Glenearn Road, Perth, PH2 0BE
  • Salary: £4,210.00 - £4,463.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Term Time Part Time
  • Hours: 10 hours per week

Job Description

Play Assistant - PKC06821
£4,201 - £4,463 -(10 Hours per week, Term-time only) 
Inch View Primary School, Wraparound Care, Perth

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Play Assistant at Inch View Wraparound Care, working term-time.

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 assist in the provision of high quality play experiences within the Wraparound Care service.  You will also assist in providing high quality care and a comprehensive range of appropriate stimulating and creative activities, for example arts and crafts, storytelling, den building, physical play appropriate to the needs and interests of the children in the service, aged from 3 - 12 years

You will be expected to work within a team contributing to children's learning and development within a safe and inclusive environment in a registered childcare service.

A flexible approach to working conditions will be required as you will be required to work.  The contracted hours are 10 hours after school, term-time.  The usual times are 3pm to 5pm.

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

- SVQ Level 3 Playwork. 

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.

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 important qualities are kindness, sensitivity, respectfulness, 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 further information regarding this vacancy, please contact Kirstie Brown, Wraparound Care Co-ordinator on 01738 472473.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide contact details (preferably e-mail addresses) for two referees.  One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE. 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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