Early Years Scotland has a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Early Years Practitioner to join our team at an exciting time of unprecedented growth and expansion. Based at the EYS office in Glasgow, this is a combined post working in two distinct areas of early years’ provision:
Working in Prison Settings – 3 days per week (currently funded to 31 March 2019)
You will work in prisons to facilitate participative, shared play and learning sessions with prisoners, their partners and young children. You will plan, deliver and evaluate these sessions as well as a ‘Learning Together Through Play’ programme, consisting of a mix of theoretical and experiential learning, all focused around play with young children and its importance in their learning and development. You will encourage positive relationships between parents and children through shared play. You will also work with a range of partners to review learning and contribute to the development of future plans.
Working in Community Settings – 2 days per week (currently funded to 31 March 2018)
You will plan, deliver and evaluate shared play and learning experiences with families and their children aged 0-5 years in our Stay Play and Learn sessions in the local communities of Brucehill and Haldane in West Dunbartonshire. Your role will involve supporting children’s learning and development while also fostering positive relationships between parents and children. You will also provide baby massage sessions (training will be given).
How do our staff feel about working with Early Years Scotland?
Now that I am settled into EYS after being here over 1 year, I absolutely love my role. The team I work with are so helpful and very enthusiastic about what we do at EYS” Dawn (Glasgow)
I’ve only been in post for a short time however I have been made to feel very welcome and everyone is very friendly and approachable” Carol (Aberdeenshire)
35 hours per week
£19,382 per annum (Point 19 on the scale 19 – 22)
20 days Annual Leave in the first year rising to 30 days thereafter
EYS recognises 12 public holidays per annum
Pay and allowances are all pro-rata
Applicants’ qualifications should be consistent with those required to register as a Practitioner with SSSC
(e.g. HNC Early Education & Childcare or SVQ Level 3/4 Children’s Care, Learning and Development)
A full, current driving licence with own transport insured for business use and PVG Scheme membership are required.
Closing date for applications: Monday 4 December (midday) Interviews: Friday 15 December 2017
Full post information and application packs are available at the Early Years Scotland website https://earlyyearsscotland.org/about-us/job-vacancies. Please do not send CVs as only completed Early Years Scotland application forms will be considered. For more information, please contact 0141 221 4148.