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Plas Pawb Nursery Assistant Temporary x2
£20,812 - £21,189 a year | Temporary 31/08/2024
- Job title:
- Plas Pawb Nursery Assistant Temporary x2
- Children and Supporting Families
- Early Years Unit
- Closing date:
- 22/06/2023 10:00
- Job type/Hours:
- Temporary | 31/08/2024 | 37 Hour
- £20,812 - £21,189 a year
- Pay Scale:
- Plas Pawb, Maesincla, Caernarfon
Gwynedd Council offers an attractive employment package, for more information please click on this [Information Pack]
Gwynedd Council operates internally through the medium of Welsh, and offers all its services bilingually. The applicant will be required to reach the linguistic level noted as one of the essential skills in the Person Specification.
We encourage everyone who applies for a job with Gwynedd Council to submit job applications in Welsh or bilingually.
(Applications submitted in English only or Welsh only will always be treated equally, but we ask applicants to consider carefully what the linguistic requirements of the job in question is and if it would be more appropriate to submit an application in Welsh.)
Full or part time posts available. A period of secondment or job share will be considered.
For further information about this post please contact Sioned Owen on 01286 678824.
Interviews dates to be confirmed.
Application forms and further details available from, Support Service, Gwynedd Council, Council Offices, Caernarfon, LL55 1SH
Tel: 01286 679076 E-Mail: email@example.com
CLOSING DATE: 10.00 AM, THURSDAY, 22.06.2023
The Council will request a Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service for the successful candidate.
If you are successful to be short listed for an interview you will be contacted by E-MAIL using the address provided on your application form. You need to ensure that you check your email regularly.
• Able to work as a team member and on his/her own
• Self motivated
• Confident, enthusiastic and showing initiative.
• Lively, diplomatic and welcoming personality.
RELEVANT QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
• Possess early years’ experience and a recognised qualification at Level 2, for example:
• CACHE Certificate in Early Years Care and Education (Welsh medium)
• NVQ Level 2 in Early Years Care and Education / Children’s Care, Learning and Development
• Level 2 Certificate in Children’s Care, Learning and Development
• Another relevant qualification
• Willingness to work or working towards the above qualification
See the Social Care Wales website for information on the required qualifications to work in the Early Years Sector and Child Care in Wales:
• Basic Food Hygiene Certificate
• Manual handling
• First Aid Certificate
• Experience of providing quality education and early years care.
SKILLS AND SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE
• Understanding of the types of factors that have an impact on the lives of children and their families.
• Knowledge and understanding of how children learn and develop.
• Knowledge of Flying Start, Curriculum for Wales and the Childcare Offer.
• Knowledge and understanding of the Additional Learning Needs Act and the Education Tribunal (Wales) 2018.
• Thorough knowledge about good practice when caring for children up to 11 years old.
• Knowledge of relevant legislation in day care provision for school aged children.
• Can communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals and organisations.
• Understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities.
• Understanding of play and child development and the ability to satisfy the needs of individual children showing a wide variety of practical play work skills.
• Good computer skills.
• Full, current driving licence.
Listening and Speaking - Intermediate Level
Able to maintain a fluent conversation on a number of various everyday subjects, and discuss cases involving the field of work. Able to follow a discussion in Welsh, in Clear Welsh, on familiar matters relating to the post. Able to contribute to the conversation and answer questions.
Reading and Understanding - Intermediate Level
Understand everyday correspondence on familiar issues at work. Understand longer reports in Clear Welsh and be able to pick up the main points. (help may be required with the vocabulary).
Writing - Intermediate Level
Able to write letters for a specific purpose, e-mails and short reports in Welsh and English, using vocabulary and simple phrases that are familiar to the field of work. (They will need to be checked before being sent out).
Those attributes expected of the post-holder should be described. These will be used as criteria when assessing each applicant.
Purpose of the post
•Ensure that the people of Gwynedd are at the centre of everything we do.
•Assist the Nursery's leader and Manager to transfer care of a high standard for each child who attends Plas Pawb nursery, ensuring that their physical, emotional, social, intelligent, creative and developmental needs are met.
Responsibility for functions
•Contribute to planning and implementing appropriate programmes of activities for the children in cooperation with the Nursery Manager, Nursery leaders and other staff, including students. Activity programmes will be presented through the medium of Welsh.
•Assist the Nursery leader to transfer a high standard of care, ensuring that the physical, emotional, social, intelligent, creative and developmental needs of the children are met.
•Possess a full understanding of the Nursery's record-keeping system and contribute to observing and recording each child's individual development using the key worker system.
•Work side by side with the Manager and staff to ensure provision with a range of equipment and displays that stimulate both inside and outdoors, that are relevant to the ages and needs of the children.
•Ensure that play areas, inside or outdoors, are safe, happy and caring environments that encourage children to play freely.
•Assist to provide a high quality service that meets with the needs of each child who attends the nursery, ensuring that due consideration is given to nation, culture, race, religion, language and disability.
•Contact parents/carers and encourage participation in their child's placement at the nursery and their child's development.
•Respect and follow the arrangements for infants and small children who attend the nursery as outlined by their parents/carers.
•Assist the service to collect children from school.
•Assist with the provision of a healthy balanced diet for each child who attends the nursery to include food preparation, assist with feeding, ensure that meal times are social events and clear-up following meals.
•Follow all policies and procedures noted by Gwynedd Council and Plas Pawb Nursery.
•Be familiar with following the National Minimum Standards for full daycare as required by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate (CSSIW).
•Co-responsibility for protecting and promoting each child's welfare at the nursery, in accordance with the All Wales Child Protection Guidelines.
•Possess operational knowledge of the principles and objectives of the Flying Start Project.
•Foster good working relations and an understanding of external agencies and other professionals who are involved in the development and care of individual children.
•Take responsibility for continuous personal development by attending relevant training courses and possess the latest information regarding legislation and regulations relevant to the post. The post-holder will be expected to work towards gaining a nationally recognised occupational qualification e.g. NVQ 3.
•Attend weekly team meetings and take part in some individual monthly meetings and annual evaluations with the Nursery Manager or Leader.
•Assist in the daily domestic management of the nursery, including ensuring that the nursery is kept secure, safe and clean at all times.
•Ensure that specific childcare tasks are undertaken to the expected standards, to include assisting the children with feeding, changing their clothes and toileting, to include nappy changing; maintain high standards of hygiene at all times; comfort and give warmth to a sick child; and inform of any signs of illness or injury, or concerns regarding abuse.
•Responsible for self-development.
•Ensure compliance with workplace Health and Safety regulations in accordance with the responsibilities noted in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and the Council’s Health and Safety Policy.
•Operate within the Council’s equal opportunities and equality policies.
•Responsible for managing information in accordance with the Council’s information management standards and guidelines. Ensure that personal information is treated in accordance with Data Protection legislation.
•Commitment to reducing the Council’s carbon emissions in accordance with the Carbon Management Plan, and to encourage others to act positively towards reducing the Council’s Carbon Footprint.
•Undertake any other reasonable duty which corresponds to the salary level and responsibility level of the job.
•Responsible for reporting any concern or suspicion that a child or vulnerable adult is being abused.
Work hours to be confirmed nearer to the time, however you are requested to work on a flexible rota between 8am and 6pm.
The Department runs a continuous programme of training and developing personal skills. An Appraisal Scheme is implemented and contributes towards the provision. The post-holder will be expected to participate in the programme.
The ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh and English is essential.