Senior Early Years Practitioner

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Job Description Based in various locations, you will work full time, 37 hours per week. Interviews will be held week beginning 15 April 2019. As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to complete an online behavioural questionnaire. This questionnaire measures how you would think or behave in the job role and your profile results will be matched against pre-determined criteria established for the job role. The link will be sent to you following the closing date with a deadline for submission. Requirements You will have an HNC in Childcare/Education or equivalent and hold, or be willing to work towards and achieve, BA in Early Childhood Studies or relevant advanced qualification within an agreed period. You must be eligible for registration as a Lead Practitioner with the Scottish Social Services Council or be willing to achieve this. Responsibilities You will assist and, where necessary, deputise for the Head of the Nursery in the organisation and management of the service for the benefit of all children and the wider community. You will work on your own initiative and as a team member who directly contributes to and supports colleagues in the development of a flexible childcare and early education service, which is appropriate to the needs of young children and their families in the nursery and its surrounding communities, within the context of nursery policies and procedures. The Individual You will have significant working experience in the provision of education in an early years environment. You will have experience of working with parents and families and implementing suitable programmes of learning experiences for children. You will be enthusiastic, committed, flexible and understanding of confidentiality. This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by Dundee City Council.