Development Worker

£22,717 - £24,135 per year
11 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Aberdeenshire Council 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. You have a minimum NNEB, SNNB, HNC in Child Care and Education or an SVQ level 3 in Early Education and Childcare. As well as having the ability to demonstrate a sound awareness of the play and learning of the Pre-school child you also have substantial experience in a pre-school setting. A teaching qualification would be desirable as would experience working in the voluntary or private sector. This post enables the Council to fulfil its obligation in providing quality in the 0-3 age groups and settings run by the private and voluntary sectors. Working in the Early Years Development Workers Team, you will provide support on quality development and implementing the national quality framework as well as administration activities to support entry to all Early Years provision. This post is regulated work with children and/or protected adults 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 from your current or most recent employer. Interviews are expected to be held on 31 October 2016. Location: This post will be covering the Banff, Huntly and Turriff area. Informal Enquiries to Sylvia Rae, 01261 813314 Responsibilities Support and advise on Early Years provision in ways which are consistent with Aberdeenshire Council policies and procedures to sustain and promote the level of quality Early Learning and Child Care 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 • Support in the admission process which includes administration of all admissions paperwork, advising parents and families of the various stages and updating partner agencies as required • Responsible for all admissions communications, which includes maintaining and updating relevant information on websites or on written formats to parents, schools, partner providers and other agencies as appropriate • Deliver formal training as appropriate to support settings, parents and agencies regarding Care Inspectorate guidance and standards, quality provision, transitions and admissions procedures • Create and implement action plans for settings with regards to their particular priorities and challenges • Organise and chair admissions panel meetings and lead workshops on the admissions process at key admissions points • Collaborate with the Care Inspectorate registrations group to support non-commissioned groups and support schools, partner providers and parents in the transitions process, e.g. non-commissioned to commissioned places, and support transition between nursery settings and from nursery to primary stages • Keep abreast of Care Inspectorate guidance applicable to Early Years with emphasis on developments in the 0 to 3 age group and support groups in the delivery of high quality provision for children and families aged 0-3 • Support children and families through the delivery of learning programmes • Raise awareness of early years provision needs’ in terms of the needs of extended and enhanced provision establishments • Support the implementation and delivery of local Early Years Forum Action plans This job was originally posted as