THE DETAILS:
  • Location: Various locations in the Borough,
  • Subject:
  • Hours: Part time
  • Contract: Fixed Term
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £20,000.00 - £15,000.00
  • Language: Welsh
  • Closing Date: 11 April, 2024 12:00 AM

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Childcare Assistant

Childcare Assistant

Caerphilly County Borough Council
Childcare Assistant
Job description
We are recruiting a Childcare Assistant at Caerphilly County Borough Council.

Working hours: 31 Hours (Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri - 08:40 - 15:10 Thurs 08:30 - 16:00)
Contract Type: Part Time/Fixed Term until 31st March 2025, Term Time Only (39 Weeks)
Location: Various Locations in the Borough

This is an exciting opportunity to join Team Caerphilly and provide support across the wider Flying Start Childcare Service.

We pay an attractive salary of £17,316 - £19,143 and offer access to training and development opportunities.

At Caerphilly County Borough Council we have an exciting new opportunity within our vibrant Flying Start Childcare Service for a new Childcare Assistant. This post will be a fixed term contract of 31 hours per week up until 31st March 2025. Here you will mainly be located in our Graig y Rhacca Childcare setting, however, due to the nature of the service the post holder may occasionally be required to support other Flying Start Settings located throughout the Caerphilly Borough.

This is a key role where the successful applicant will support the team by working to Flying Start guidance, Childcare Regulations, and the Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) national minimum standards.

The Childcare Assistant forms part of a childcare team supporting the delivery of a high-quality childcare provision and establishing effective relationships with parents/carers and children.

A key part of this role is supporting the monitoring and evaluation of the programme and working with the team to ensure compliance with legislative requirements and standards for registered childcare provision.

This diverse and interesting post promotes an inclusive and respectful environment, supporting children with additional and emerging needs alongside working with multi agency partners to deliver the programme seamlessly.

The Assistant is required to be qualified to Level 2 or Level Children's Care, Play Learning and Development (CCPLD) within the relevant qualification as outlined on the Social Care Wales website. The Post holder will also be familiar with Welsh Government Flying Start Quality Childcare Guidelines. Please see attached Job Description for further details.

The post holder will be located in English medium settings however we encourage that Welsh is used daily through the session. Ideally, we would like to recruit a Welsh Speaker or learner as we are moving towards a bilingual Flying Start Childcare offer, but we understand the limitations this might put on candidates, so we would welcome someone who is willing to learn the Welsh language as a minimum.

For the role, we ask that you have:
  • Achieve the NVQ level 3 Childcare Learning and Development qualification within the first year of employment
  • CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Early Years and Childcare qualification or similar relevant qualification
  • Full UK Category B driving licence and the use of a motor vehicle insured for business / work purposes to work at various settings across the borough

We have excellent benefits including the Local Government Pension Scheme and staff discount schemes.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification please select the relevant attachment from the attachments list

After reading the Job Description and Person Specification, if you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact Fiona Santos/Jacquline Smith on 07810438505/07525886778 or email santof@caerphilly.gov.uk smithj4@caerphilly.gov.uk

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

We are legally required to ask you to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. Successful applicants are required to provide appropriate documentation such as a birth certificate, passport or work permit in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

If you have any difficulty applying online, please contact webrecruitment@caerphilly.gov.uk

for further information.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on all successful applicants. This will include an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.