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Campie After School Club (Musselburgh)

Play Assistant

A Play Assistant is required to join an established service that provides an After School Club, Breakfast Club and Holiday Club to children in P1 to P7. The Club is located in the grounds of Campie Primary School in Musselburgh.

Experience of working with children in a supervisory capacity and the ability to relate to children in a positive manner is essential.

Hours of work

17.5 hours per week (2.50 pm - 5.50 pm), Monday to Thursday, and 12.20pm – 5.50 pm Fridays. Contract is for school term time with additional hours possibly being available to cover the Breakfast Club and the school holidays.

Position

The post will be made permanent following the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period.

Qualifications and Salary

SVQ III in Playwork or equivalent is desirable. A willingness to work toward relevant childcare qualifications is essential. Relevant experience will be considered.

The starting salary will be dependent upon experience/qualification.

Requirements

All appointments will be subject to satisfactory PVG disclosure checks and two references.

Registration with the SSSC will be mandatory.

Contact

For all enquiries or to request a full Job Description and Application form please contact:

Sharon Lees or Melanie Brown
Campie After School Club
3 Stoneyhill Farm Road
Musselburgh
East Lothian
EH21 6QS
Tel:  0131 665 1748
Email: cascmelanie@gmail.com

North Edinburgh Childcare (several positions available)

CHILDCARE & EDUCATION SUPPORT WORKER

25hrs per week

SJC Scale 4-8 (Pro-Rata £9,301.81-£10,492.94/annum based on a 25hrs per week)

We require an enthusiastic and motivated individual to work effectively as part of our nursery staff team to support the delivery of a high quality service. The Childcare and Education Support Worker will have delegated responsibility for providing support and care to children and assisting in the delivery of high quality learning opportunities based on relevant guidance and regulatory documents e.g. Pre-Birth to Three guidance document; Curriculum for Excellence; The Child at the Centre and the National Care Standards for early years and children up to 16 years.

The closing date for this vacancy is Friday, 25 August 2017

N.B. Applicants for childcare posts must be eligible for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme.

North Edinburgh Childcare is an equal opportunities employer and applications are particularly welcome from those under-represented in the childcare workforce including men, people from minority ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities.

For full details of this post and an Application Pack please call our Human Resources Dept. on 0131 332 8001, email info@northedinburghchildcare.co.uk or visit www.northedinburghchildcare.co.uk/cms/recruitment

CHILDCARE PRACTITIONER - BALERNO OUT OF SCHOOL CLUB

Part Time:- 22 hours/week with the opportunity for full time hours during some school holidays and In-Service Days.

The successful candidate will work as part of a team to deliver a high quality out of school care service for children attending Dean Park Primary School and S1/S2 pupils from Balerno High School. Applicants must have experience working with children aged 5-12 years in an out of school setting and hold a relevant childcare qualification, e.g. HNC in Childcare and Education; NNEB; SVQ Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development or equivalent.

The closing date for this post is Friday, 25 August 2017.

For full details of this post and an Application Pack please call our Human Resources Dept. on 0131 332 8001, email info@northedinburghchildcare.co.uk or visit www.northedinburghchildcare.co.uk/cms/recruitment

CHILDCARE AREA MANAGER

25 hours/week, Monday-Friday (FTE 40 hours/week)

Salary Scale Point 35 at £31,180.54 per annum (pro rata at £19,457.84 per annum)

Permanent Post with work place pension and expenses

The Childcare Area Manager will report to the Director(s) of NEC Enterprise Limited (which is a trading company of the charity North Edinburgh Childcare).

The ideal candidate will have a BA in Childhood Practice or be working towards this qualification. Applicants must have experience of working with children from Birth to 14 years and have registered manager experience.

This post holder will initially have peripatetic registered manager status for one out of school club and responsibility for overseeing the delivery of a 37 place nursery service including the support and supervision of the registered Nursery Manager.

The role includes Business Development with responsibility for expanding the company portfolio of services and on successful acquisition of additional service(s) has the potential to become a full time post.

Applicants must have a full driving licence and their own car.

Full time days may be required on some In-Service Days and out with term time – full salary reimbursement will be provided accordingly.

The closing date for this post is Friday, 25 August 2017.

For full details of this post and an Application Pack please call our Human Resources Dept. on 0131 332 8001, email info@northedinburghchildcare.co.uk or visit www.northedinburghchildcare.co.uk/cms/recruitment

Cumbernauld YMCA-YWCA (Several Positions Available)

Job Description - CCA. LenzieMeadow (AM+PM)

Are you looking for a New Challenge in 2017?

Cumbernauld YMCA is excited to announce vacancies for Childcare Assistants within their POMP (Peace of Minds For Parents) Out of school care services.

Our organisation was established in 1960 and is an award winning non profit organisation. We offer high quality and affordable childcare for afterschool and holidays, for children 5-16 years. We currently operate 12 out of school care services located in East Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire and Denny areas from 3-6pm.

We are currently recruiting for a Childcare Assistant for our busy Peace of Mind for Parents out of school care service, in Lenzie Meadow. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic passionate and experienced motivated individual to support our service users and maintain our high standards of practice and maintaining a safe and caring environment.

Successful applicant will be required to provide an enhanced Disclosure/PVG (initial cost met by employer)

  • Hours - Monday to Friday 7.30am-9 + 3-6pm + 1 hr training = 23.5 hours per week.
  • Wage - £8.29 - £11.48 p/hour
  • QUALIFICATION: Applicants will hold or be working towards:SVQ Level 3 or higher in Social Service for Children & Young people.
  • Mileage for work associated journeys is applied.
  • Job Type: Part-time

For application forms or further details please contact:

Tel: 01236 721382

www.cumbernauldy.org.uk/

Childcare Assistants - CCA. Chryston. (PM)

Are you looking for a New Challenge in 2017?

Cumbernauld YMCA is excited to announce vacancies for Childcare Assistants within their POMP (Peace of Minds For Parents) Out of school care services.

Our organisation was established in 1960 and is an award winning non profit organisation. We offer high quality and affordable childcare for afterschool and holidays, for children 5-16 years. We currently operate 12 out of school care services located in East Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire and Denny areas from 3-6pm.

We are currently recruiting for a Childcare Assistant for our busy Peace of Mind for Parents out of school care service, in Chryston. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic passionate and experienced motivated individual to support our service users and maintain our high standards of practice and maintaining a safe and caring environment.

Successful applicant will be required to provide an enhanced Disclosure/PVG (initial cost met by employer)

  • Hours - Monday to Friday 3-6pm + 1 hr training = 16 hours per week.
  • Wage - £8.29 - £11.48 p/hour
  • QUALIFICATION: Applicants will hold or be working towards:SVQ Level 3 or higher in Social Service for Children & Young people.
  • Mileage for work associated journeys is applied.
  • Job Type: Part-time

For application forms or further details please contact:

Tel: 01236 721382

www.cumbernauldy.org.uk/

Childcare Team Leader - Lenziemeadow

Established in 1960 as a registered charity, Cumbernauld YMCA is an award winning organisation. We have an excellent track record for developing and delivering quality services and programmes for children, young people and families.

We are currently recruiting for a Childcare 'Team Leader' for our busy Peace of Mind for Parents out of school care service, in Lenzie Meadow. Established in 1989 it is one of the largest childcare provisions in Scotland. As part of the team, the successful candidate will be responsible for delivering a quality service. This is an excellent opportunity to join a forward looking organisation that values and invests in its staff teams.

Applicant should have good communication, team leadership and organisational skills. Experience of working with children or young people and a sound knowledge of current legislative requirements in relation to children’s services is also essential.

Main Duties:

  • Providing effective day to day management of the base in line with national Care Standards.
  • Support & supervision of childcare staff.
  • Creating and maintaining a warm caring child centred care environment.

Applicants will hold or be working towards SVQ (Level 9) or BA in Childhood Practice.

Employee Pension Scheme available

  • Contract Hours: 25.5 hr per week.
  • Early Bird – 730-9am mon-fri and then 3-6 mon- fri with admin duties/ Tuesday meetings 10-1pm
  • Wage: £10.09 - £12.27 p/h
  • Job Type: Part-time

Successful applicant will require an enhanced disclosure and to register with SSSC with initial costs met by the organisation. If you want to join an award winning organisation with a reputation for providing quality services and who offers excellent staff training call, email or visit our website for an application pack today.

For application forms or further details please contact:

Tel: 01236 721382

www.cumbernauldy.org.uk/

Play Midlothian

Community Playworker

17 hours per week. Pro rata of £18,382 FTE (37.5 hours)

Fixed term to end of March 2018 with likelihood of extension (please see details below)

Introduction

We are seeking a dynamic, playful, confident person to uptake a Community Playworker post to deliver our Out2Play project in Woodburn, Mayfield and Gorebridge. The post is funded by Big Lottery Fund. This comprises 17 hours per week. It is possible opportunities for voluntary overtime to work on other small projects will arise.

About Play Midlothian

Play Midlothian is a registered charity (no SC025474) working to improve and increase children’s opportunity to play, because we know how important play is for their health, wellbeing and development. It is important for their lives in the here and now as well as for their future life chances. We provide services for children and for other groups working with children (including training and an annual conference). We have an office base in Dalkeith but deliver services throughout Midlothian.

About Out2Play

Out2Play uses the 'play rangers' model of delivery. The play sessions take place outdoors in public parks, facilitating children’s wishes for use of public space, and freeing their natural potential for building skills, relationships and resilience.

The sessions are open access and children are free to come and go. They are aimed at children aged 5 and up (with most being 7-13). Parents/carers can bring children under 5 if they wish and parents/carers are always welcome to join in. As the project is delivered in public space, it is essentially open to the public and from past experience we expect younger children and teenagers to join in.

Three Community Playworkers plus volunteers (where available) deliver each play session. The sessions are free play focused, with play resources to support all types of play experiences (e.g. sensory, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional) with an emphasis on ‘loose parts’. The sessions promote play with nature and the elements and for example include materials for den-making, games and junk obstacle courses. The sessions are responsive to how children wish to play and make use of their local space.

Sessions take place Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday after school hours (1-3pm on the Friday and 3.30-5pm other days term time, often with a shift to a later slot in the summer holidays). Please note that the staff shifts include time before and after the sessions for setting and tiding up and for transporting resources. It is possible the shifts could change to meet changing community needs, which could include evening or weekend working. Alongside the time allocated to sessions, there are some hours to be worked flexibly across the week, for example to attend project meetings or training, or to plan and prepare for sessions. It may be possible to take the post alongside another job working mornings only, as the play sessions will be afternoons.

Funding position

We currently have funding for Out2Play until March 2020 from Big Lottery Fund – subject to finding some match funding each year. Therefore it is most likely that the contract will be extended beyond the end of March 2018.

How to apply

The role requires the individual to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme if not already a member. The post is subject to the Scheme Record accessed prior to the post commencing.

An application pack can be downloaded from our website at www.map-midlothian.org.uk/pages/news. Please note that we do not accept CVs and you must complete and return the application form.

If you require further information please contact Laura Baigrie on 0131 633 2243 or at laura@playmidlothian.org.uk.

The application deadline is midnight Sunday 20th August 2017

Interviews will take place Tuesday 29th August 2017

Westend Afterschool Care, Maryhill

Manager

Westend Afterschool Care is a new service coming to the Maryhill area in August 2017, we require an experienced manager with great communication skills who can lead a small, dedicated team of play workers in providing quality care for the children after school (term time only). The manager will hold at least an SVQ Level 4 in Childcare or equivalent and be willing to work towards a Level 9 qualification in Childhood Practice.

The role includes - Managing, motivating, training and supporting the staff team including recruitment and supervision, ensuring all policies and procedures are current and adhered to, coordination of childcare bookings, administrative duties, planning stimulating activities that will further children's learning and development, organising and completing evaluations and being the Registered Manager working in line with the Care Inspectorate and SSSC, promoting the club to new and existing users and working closely with the management committee.

Above all else you must have a real interest in working with children and families and be able to relate to them to create a fantastic, safe and happy environment.

This post is subject to PVG checks.

  • Hours: 20hrs per week 2.15pm - 6.15pm Mon-Fri plus additional holidays
  • Rate of pay: Depending on qualification

For further information contact Paula/Sharon 07885523848 or email Cv to Westendafterschoolcare.ltd@yahoo.com

Aberdeenshire Council, Banchory

Playworker (Fixed Term)

  • Location: Banchory Community Centre
  • Rate: £8.33 - £8.48
  • Hours: 14 hours per week
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Part time

Find out more and how to apply: https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/councils/aberdeenshire-council/jobs/playworker-fixed-term-87032

Closing date: 13th July 2017

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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