Early Years Lead Practitioner

Recruiter
Aberdeenshire Council
Location
Scotland
Salary
£13,876 - £15,051 per year
Posted
30 Sep 2016
Closes
24 Oct 2016
Ref
ABS07223
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time


Job Description

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on the attachments below. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for.

This is an exciting opportunity to be in a lead role within Local Authority settings in Aberdeenshire.   Working alongside Early Years Practitioners you will take the lead in providing high quality early learning and childcare for all children.

Applications are welcomed from experienced and enthusiastic Early Years staff who have a genuine interest in taking forward current developments in early learning and childcare, with a strong focus on raising attainment and achievement for all children. You will show a passionate commitment to working with families and communities and exhibit skills in building relationships with a range of staff and other agencies.

Lead the delivery of Early Learning and Childcare, which meets the needs of the individual child, using local and national policies, guidelines and procedures, through collaborative and collegiate working

There is a responsibility for the post holder to demonstrate a commitment to quality service delivery through continuous improvement for the benefit of the Service and the organisation

If you wish to broaden your experience and feel you have the skills to lead a team, supporting them to make a valuable contribution to the future direction of early learning and childcare, we would be very interested in hearing from you.

This post is regulated work with children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. Where applicable, this post also requires an Overseas Criminal Record Check. A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

This post has a minimum requirement of 2 references. One of these must be your current or most recent employer.

This position is designated as a ‘Fixed' post as detailed on the Worksmart website - http://worksmart.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/

Interviews are expected to be held on 26 October 2016.

Informal Enquiries to: Heather Scott - 01651 851 247



Responsibilities

Lead the delivery of Early Learning and Childcare, which meets the needs of the individual child, using local and national policies, guidelines and procedures, through collaborative and collegiate working
There is a responsibility for the post holder to demonstrate a commitment to quality service delivery through continuous improvement for the benefit of the Service and the organisation

• Contribute to planning curricular programmes with the Principal Teacher (Early Years)
• Responsible for implementing curricular programmes
• Support the School Management team and Early Years staff to deliver a flexible, high quality, stimulating education and care-centred service designed to meet the needs of young children and their families and take a lead role in the assessment and reporting of children’s progress
• Assess the needs of children and families who use the service, plan work to be undertaken and identify priorities and where appropriate work in partnership with external agencies
• Lead all aspects of team work within the setting including the maintenance of cleanliness and hygiene and the purchase of appropriate resources associated with delivering the setting’s objectives
• Keep abreast of and lead staff in the implementation of Early Years initiatives and developments, and maintain and develop your own and staff CPD on a regular basis
• Take a lead role in all aspects of care which meet the needs of the individual child in line with the Council’s duty of care and the principles of GIRFEC
• As part of a professional team, prepare and / or contribute to reports required by relevant agencies either verbally or in writing as appropriate
• Assist the School and Service Management in meeting all quality standards, Care Inspectorate Annual Returns and inspections (Education Scotland and Care Inspectorate)
• Act as a positive role model and take a lead in any other duties relevant to efficient and effective operation of the Early Years setting



See also:
Applying for a job with Aberdeenshire Council.pdf
Job Profile Early Years Lead Practitioner 2015-10-21.pdf