Deputy Childcare Supervisor, Kinnoull Kids Club, Perth & Luncarty Wraparound Care, Luncarty...

Perth and Kinross Council
£8,587 - £9,357 per year
08 Aug 2017
21 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Deputy Childcare Supervisor (Fixed Term for up to 12 Months) - PKC03470
£8,587 - £9,357 (18 Hours per week)
Kinnoull Kids Club - During Term Time and Luncarty Wraparound Care - During School Holidays

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Deputy Childcare Supervisor within Kinnoull Kids Club based in Kinnoull Primary School during term-time and Luncarty Wraparound Care based in Luncarty Primary School during holiday periods.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain a wider range of skills as the role involves assisting in the day to day running of the services and deputising in the absence of the Supervisor.

As a Deputy Childcare Supervisor you will support the Childcare Supervisor to plan and organise the day to day operations of the service to provide flexible childcare to children aged 3-14 years after school and during holiday periods. Assist in the provision of a 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 would be expected to work closely with the Supervisor and working as a member of the Kids Club and Wraparound Care Team and wider School Team contributing to children's learning and development within a safe and inclusive environment out with regular early learning and childcare and school hours in a registered childcare service.

A flexible approach to working conditions will be required to work; the contracted hours are 18 hours per week, after school term-time and on a rota basis during the holidays.

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.

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 willl 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

The successful candidate will be supported to access further training both award bearing and continued professional development.

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. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current 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.

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 wellbeing is essential and the important qualities are kindness, sensitivity, respectfulness, and good manners and to respect confidentiality at all times.

As a Deputy Childcare Supervisor you will be expected to deputise for the Childcare Supervisor in their absence.

Demonstrate excellent planning and organisation skills; the ability to maintain office procedures and systems establish and maintain effective working relationships with children, parents and carers and other professionals to ensure the effective delivery of services.

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.

See also:
Deputy Childcare Supervisor - Job Profile.docx

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