Early Years Lead Practitioner

Vacancy posted: Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Salary: 25,151 - 26,679
Location: Kintore

Closing date: 04 October 2016
Job ref. no.: ABS07083

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.

A vacancy has arisen for a Early Years Lead Practitioner to 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.

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 an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this 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.

The majority of posts within Aberdeenshire Council fall into one of the categories as detailed on the Worksmart website - http://worksmart.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/

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

Interview expected to be 6th October 2016

Informal enquiries to Scott Calder - 01467634380

Responsibilities 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

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