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  • Ref no: PKC06149
  • Published: 15/11/19
  • Closes: 24/11/19
  • Location: Stanley Primary School, Stanley, PH1 4LT
  • Salary: £11,116.00 - £11,950.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Term Time Part Time
  • Hours: 27.5 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Description

Play Assistant (Fixed Term until 31 July 2020) - PKC06149
£11,116 - £11,950 (27.5 Hours per week, Term-time only)
Stanley Primary School

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Play Assistant to work as part of the nursery team at Stanley Primary School.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to enter into the profession and progress a career in childcare, gaining experience while being supported to gain a qualification.

As a Play Assistant you will assist in the provision of high quality play and lunchtime experiences within Early Learning and Childcare.  This will involve contributing to the development, planning and implementation of appropriate experiences within a play/care curriculum before, during and after lunch time. 

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).

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

If you would like any further information regarding this vacancy, please contact Elspeth Higgins on 01738 474100.

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.

We are looking for someone with a genuine interest in the development of children and their well-being and who has the important qualities are empathy, patience and an ability to engage with children and young people.  Sensitivity is also required when dealing with any care routines and to respect confidentiality at all times.

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.

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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