Supply Play Assistant - Childcare Strategy Team, Community Wing, Perth Grammar School (PKC03545)

Perth and Kinross Council
10 Aug 2017
25 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Supply Play Assistant, Childcare Strategy Team - PKC03545
£8.51 per hour (term-time only) 
Community Wing, Perth Grammar School, Gowans Terrace, Perth 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the supply Play Assistant list, to work in Kids Clubs, Playstart Creche Service or Play services term-time and during holidays throughout Perth and Kinross.

This is an excellent opportunity, it could be the start of 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 Kids Clubs, Playstart, or Play.  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.

You would be expected to work within a team contributing to children's learning and development within a safe and inclusive environment.

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.

If you would like any further information regarding this vacancy, please contact Helen Roach, Area Co-ordinator or Susan Johnstone, Team Leader on 01738 472350.

For further information about this position, please contact Nicola Crowe on 01738 472372.

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.

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).

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:
Supply Play Assistant - Job profile.docx