EDUCATION, LEISURE AND HOUSING
Early Years Practitioner
35 hours per week, 50 weeks per year
Temporary to 20 October 2022
£21,682 – £23,470 / £24,127 - £26,408 pro rata (including Distant Islands Allowance)
We are looking for an Early Years Practitioner to join our team in the above Early Learning and Childcare setting. This is an exciting time for Early Learning and Childcare, and we are looking for an enthusiastic person who would enjoy being part of a team to help deliver flexible, high quality care that meets the needs of children aged 2 to 5 years.
To be appointed at G5:
You should have a good general standard of education, including literacy and numeracy, and a minimum of 2 years' work or volunteering experience involving children.
You are also required to achieve an HNC in Childhood Practice, SVQ Level 3 (SCQF7) Social Services (Children and Young People) or other recognised qualification that enables registration with the SSSC as a Practitioner (Day Care of Children) within 3 years of taking up post.
To be appointed at G6:
You are required to hold an HNC in Childhood Practice, SVQ Level 3 (SCQF7) Social Services (Children and Young People) or other recognised qualification that enables registration with the SSSC as a Practitioner (Day Care of Children).
You are also required to have at least one year's experience of working with young children in a dedicated Early Learning and Childcare setting (this may be in a training or student role).
It is a requirement at both levels that you are registered with the SSSC, as a Practitioner in Day Care of Children, within 6 months of commencing in post.
The contracted hours may be worked at other settings to provide cover during holiday periods. Applicants should be able to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Orkney, to meet the operational requirements of the Service.
The majority of annual leave should be taken during the school holidays.
This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children.
Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Hanna Gray, Early Learning and Childcare Manager on 01856 850544 or email email@example.com.
Closing Date: Sunday 31 October 2021
Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.