This post is term-time the salary will be pro-rata'd to the hours worked.
West Dunbartonshire Council is looking to recruit enthusiastic and skilled Early Learning and Childcare Officers into our Bellsmyre Early Learning and Childcare Centre.
The main duties of the post is to contribute to the provision of a safe, caring and stimulating nursery environment for all children; to contribute and implement a relevant curriculum in line with national and local guidance; to plan, record, implement and evaluate suitable programmes of activities; to maintain and record children's assessment progress and to promote parental participation.
It is essential you have experience of working with pre five children in a relevant setting and have knowledge of Curriculum of Excellence (early level) and pre-birth to three year old guidance. You should be flexible in your approach and have the ability to adapt to change.
Candidates must hold a relevant qualification i.e. NNEB (or modular equivalent), HNC Childhood Practice (formerly HNC Early Education & Childcare) or SVQ 3 Social Services Children and Young People.
Successful candidate, if not already registered with SSSC as practitioners, will be
required to do so. This must be done within six months from when you first take up employment.
This post is considered as Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 and as such membership with the PVG scheme is essential. Further details of this scheme can be found here.
Preferred applicants will be required to become members of the relevant PVG scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer being made by West Dunbartonshire Council.
The employment for which you are applying is excepted from the provisions of section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) Order 1975. Applicants are, therefore, not statutorily entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are "spent" under the provisions of the Act. In the event of employment any failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action.
The Individual West Dunbartonshire offers a family friendly working environment, endeavours to ensure a work life balance and welcomes applications from employees requiring flexibility. For information about West Dunbartonshire Council please click on the following link and see why we are an employer of choice: http://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/working-for-us/about-us/ More information on the benefits of working within West Dunbartonshire Council, can be found using the following link: http://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/working-for-us/benefits-of-working-with-us/