Peripatetic Play Assistant, Community Wing, Perth Grammar School (PKC05847) - PKC05847

Perth & Kinross Council

  • Location: Perth
  • £3,638 to £3,911 per annum, GE2
  • Hours: Part Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: PKC05847

Job Description

Peripatetic Play Assistant (Permanent) - PKC05847
£3,638 - £3,911 (9 Hours per week, Term-time)
Community Wing, Perth Grammar School

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

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, term-time, after school. This is a 9 hour contract working between the hours of 2.30pm - 6.00pm, over a number of days.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to step into the childcare profession, gain experience and qualifications.

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.

As a Play Assistant you will assist in the provision of high quality play experiences within the Kids Clubs and Wraparound Care services. 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 primary 1 - 14 years in Kids Clubs and aged 3 - 12 years in Wraparound Care.

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

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 you will be responsible for maintaining annual membership.

In return we can offer you a range of employee benefits including the Local Government Pension. We also offer training and development opportunities, as part of our investment in our staff.

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.

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.

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 well-being 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.

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.

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