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Deputy Childcare Supervisor, Viewlands Kids Club, Perth & Inch View Wraparound Care, Perth

Job Description
Deputy Childcare Supervisor - PKC08593
£9,976 - £10,689 (18 Hours per week)
Viewlands Kids Club, Perth & Inch View Wraparound Care, 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. 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 18 hours per week during school holidays, on a rota basis, between the hours of 8am - 6pm.
The Individual
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 wellbeing 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.

Ideally you will be required to hold a practitioner qualification or be working towards:

HNC Early Education and Childcare
HNC Childhood Practice
SVQ Level 3 in Social Services (Children & Young People)
SVQ Level 3 in Care Learning and Development

Individuals with no qualifications, but willing to work towards a qualification will also be considered.

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.

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

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.

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Perth, Scotland, UK