Deputy Childcare Supervisor – Fixed Term until 30/09/2021 – PKC06752
£9,563 – £10,276
Viewlands Kids Club, Perth
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Deputy Childcare Supervisor at Viewlands Kids Club, during term-time and Inch View Wraparound Care during the holidays.
This is an excellent opportunity to gain a wider range of skills as the role involves assisting in the day to day running of the services and deputising in the absence of the Supervisor.
As a Deputy Childcare Supervisor you will support the Childcare Supervisor to plan and organise the day to day operations of the service to provide flexible childcare to children aged Primary 1 -14 years after school and nursery to aged 12 years during holiday periods at Inch View. You will assist in the provision of high quality care and a comprehensive range of appropriate stimulating and creative activities, for example arts and crafts, storytelling, den building, physical play and organising trips and outings appropriate to the needs and interests of the children in the service.
You would be expected to work closely with the Supervisor and working as a member of the Kids Club Team and wider School Team contributing to children’s learning and development within a safe and inclusive environment out with school hours in a registered childcare service.
A flexible approach to working conditions will be required to work; the contracted hours are 18 hours per week, term-time, between 2.30pm – 6pm and holidays on a rota basis, between the hours of 8am – 6pm.
You would be expected to have or be working towards a childcare qualification:
SVQ Level 3 Social Services (Children and Young People)
SVQ Level 3 Care Learning and Development, or Childcare, or Playwork
HNC in Childhood Practice
We are looking for an individual who can demonstrate experience within early learning or a childcare environment with a good knowledge of childcare and the relevant governing bodies (SSSC, Care Inspectorate).
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 Deputy Childcare Supervisor you will be expected to deputise for the Childcare Supervisor in their absence.
Demonstrate excellent planning and organisation skills; the ability to maintain office procedures and systems establish and maintain effective working relationships with children, parents and carers and other professionals to ensure the effective delivery of services.
If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Susan johnstone, Team Leader on 01738 472358.
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.
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