Early Years Support Assistant

Dumfries & Galloway Council


£17,975 to £19,365 per annum Full Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: DGA06926


Early Years Support Assistant (7/08040) (Fixed Term)

Dalbeattie Nursery

£17,975.50 - £19,365.39


Dalbeattie Nursery is seeking an Early Years Support Assistant to fill a vacancy.  You will be required to work 36 hours per week, hours to be discussed at interview.

Dalbeattie Nursery setting caters for children aged 2-5 years old.  We strive to provide an enriching, nurturing environment both indoors and out to help promote children's independence and curiosity.

We require someone who can adapt quickly to fulfilling the educational and social needs of pupils in our Nursery and who will play an active role in our staff team. The successful candidate will display the appropriate professional skills and abilities, knowledge and understanding. We require someone who can participate in implementation of the development of the curriculum within our nursery class following the appropriate school policies on learning including pupil assessment. They must be able to work in a collegiate way with staff in school, with colleagues in other establishments and agencies, consulting regularly with parents and carers.

You must hold a relevant qualification that enables you to register with Scottish Social Service Council (SSSC) as Support Worker in Day-care of Children's Services (without conditions). All successful applicants for early education and childcare posts will be required to register with the SSSC.

This post is considered as Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. From 28 February 2011, preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to formal offer of employment being made by Dumfries and Galloway Council.

Applicants who have been resident outside the UK within the last 5 years, if offered a position, in addition to a Disclosure Scotland Check, will be required to provide a completed police record check from the police authority in the country or countries in which they were resident.

SSSC registration or agreement to register within 6 months from the date of appointment to this post is essential.

This post is fixed term until July 2022.

This post may be suitable for secondment.  Agreement from your line manager must be sought before applying for this post.

For further information please contact: Nursery Manager, Keri Allen – telephone number 01556 613130

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