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East Pollokshields Out of School Care (EPOSC), Glasgow

Practitioner

  • Location: Pollokshields Primary School
  • Hours: 20 hours per week
  • Rate of pay: £8.05 to £8.45 per hour

We are seeking a reliable and motivated individual to join our existing team at EPOSC an established Out of school care within the Pollokshields area of Glasgow. This vacancy will be a 20 hours and overtime over any school holidays.

A Support worker, willing to undertake training will also be considered for this post.

Job description

Job Title - Practitioner
SVQ3 20 hours per week.

Practitioners in Playwork childcare are defined as workers who identify and meet the care, support and learning needs of children and contribute to the development and quality assurance of informal learning activities. They may also be responsible for the supervision of other workers.

Duties will be as follows:

  • To be accountable to the Senior practitioner.
  • Work within established guidelines of staff to child ratios at the service base and during escorting duties.
  • Liaise effectively with parents using the service and encourage parental involvement.
  • Ensure that all children's records are properly completed and kept up to date.
  • Supervise the children effectively at the service and during outings and trips.
  • Ensure cleanliness and safety of the play equipment.
  • Assist in preparation of snack.
  • Work as part of a team with full regards to the services policies and guidelines.
  • Be aware of and be responsible for the safety and security of the children using the service always.
  • Be confident to pass on any concerns regarding children's behaviour or developmental issues to your Manager.
  • Work flexible hours as determined by the Manager.
  • Attend and participate in monthly team meetings.
  • Take part in any relevant training as required.
  • Demonstrate a clear commitment to a multi-cultural approach to the service.
  • Take day to day responsibility in the team to ensure the children have consistent good care.
  • Take a lead in planning the play programme for children and ensuring that the children are involved in this process.
  • Work in advance of the children arriving to ensure the equipment and areas for play are appropriately stocked and are safe.
  • Ensure all children's play folios are maintained and kept up to date.
  • Take some responsibility for other workers where appropriate including supervising day to day activities.
  • Understand their duties and obligations you must adhere to under the National Care Standards and the SSSC codes of practice, PVG Disclosure Scotland
  • Any other duties deemed by the service manager.

Requirements

  • The most relevant minimum qualification is the Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Level 2 or 3 in Playwork (SCQF Level 6)
  • Relevant childcare experience is essential within the role.
  • By law, Practitioners must register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).
  • You will require a satisfactory PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups)

Key attributes:

  • enthusiastic
  • a good team worker
  • patient and caring
  • able to get on well with children, their parents and carers
  • reliable
  • well organised
  • adaptable and creative
  • aware of health and safety issues
  • Motivated

Other strengths:

  • a real interest in developing children through play
  • imagination
  • good communication skills
  • a sense of fun
  • the ability to motivate children.
  • the ability to supervise children
Applications

Please send your CV and note of interest to:
Angela Whyte
Service Manager
EPOSC
Pollokshields Primary School
241, Albert drive
Pollokshields
Glasgow
G41 2NA
01414221007 or 07763911438

LASCCA, Glasgow

Vacancy: Childcare

  • Location: Langside Glasgow
  • Hours: 16 hours per week
  • Rate of pay: £7:50 - £9:10

We are seeking a reliable and motivated individual to join our existing team at LASCCA an established after school care service. This vacancy is for 16 hours a week.

A support play assistant who is willing to undertake training will also be considered.

The Role

  • developing, planning and organising play activities for children aged 5-12 years of age
  • using play activities to help children to develop socially and emotionally
  • setting up play equipment and making sure play areas are safe
  • supervising children for fair behaviour during play, dealing with any minor injuries
  • liaising with parents or carers
  • preparing snacks for the children
  • keeping records
  • picking children up/short walking escort duties

Conditions

  • The work may be outdoors on occasion delivering games, physical play or free play
  • Your working hours will be after school 2:45-5:45

Requirements

  • The most relevant minimum qualification is the Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Level 2 in Playwork (SCQF Level 6)
  • Relevant experience, for example as a playworker , 1st Aider, Food Hygiene, Infection Control and having Child Protection training is beneficial to this role.
  • By law, all playworkers must register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).
  • You will require a satisfactory PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check to show that you are suitable for this type of work. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details.

You should be:

  • enthusiastic
  • a good team worker
  • patient and caring
  • able to get on well with children, their parents and carers
  • reliable
  • well organised
  • adaptable and creative
  • aware of health and safety issues
  • Motivated

You should also have:

  • a real interest in developing children through play
  • imagination
  • good communication skills
  • a sense of fun
  • the ability to motivate children.
  • the ability to supervise children

Applications

Please send your CV and note of interest to:

The Manager
LASCCA
C/o Langside Primary
233 Tantallon Road
Langside
Glasgow
G41 3JW
Or telephone
Tel No: 0141 636 1297

Aberdeenshire Council

Relief Playworker - Out of School Clubs

  • Location: Crichiebank Business Centre, Mill Road, Port Elphinstone
  • Rate: £8.33 - £8.48 per hour
  • Hours: Variable
  • Contract Type: Casual/Relief
  • Position Type: Casual/Relief

How to Apply: www.myjobscotland.gov.uk

Closes: Wednesday, 28th June 2017

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