Play Assistant, Scone Kids Club, RDM Primary School, Scone

Perth & Kinross Council

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Part Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: PKC08072

Job Description

Play Assistant (PKC08072)
£5,068 - £5,356 (12 hours per week - term-time only) 
Scone Kids Club, RDM Primary School, Scone 

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Play Assistant to work at Scone Kids Club, term-time, after school.  This is a 12 hour contract term-time, working between the hours of 2.30pm - 6.00pm, over 5 days, with the option to work additional hours over the holiday periods.

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 Club.  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 Club.

You would 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.

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). 

The Individual

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 or email childcare@pkc.gov.uk 

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that 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.

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.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

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.

Find out more about working for Perth & Kinross Council and living in one of the most scenic areas of Scotland here.

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