Childcare Assistant


Job description

The Employer is: GREENWAY WOMENS GROUP. We are seeking to appoint a motivated individual to assist the Practice Leader with the care, learning & development of children under the age of 4. You will be required to work within a number of day care rooms with children from birth to three years.

Responsibilities

  • Actively participate in providing a caring and stimulating environment, which meets the individual needs of all the children
  • Encourage, enable, stimulate and ensure the well-being of all children placed in the designated childcare room in line with both current legislation and organisational policies.
  • Ensure the confidentiality of all personal information regarding children, their families or other staff, which may be learnt as part of your role, at all times.
  • Assist in implementing a stimulating and varied programme of play, in order to enhance each childs abilities, and in a way which ensures the safety and well-being of children at all times.
  • Liaise with parents/carers of special needs children as required to ensure their full integration within the designated childcare room.
  • Maintain an open, appropriate and friendly relationship with parents/carers.
  • When required, complete observations and assessments of each childs individual needs and plan to meet these needs in conjunction with the Practice Leader.
  • Assist in ensure the childcare room is fully set out before the children arrive and tidied up after the children leave on a daily basis and a high level of hygiene is maintained at all times.
  • Assist in ensuring that all equipment and play materials are stored in a logical manner and in a way which promotes childrens independence when choosing play materials.
  • Assist children at mealtimes, offering help where needed and ensuring that these are sociable, enjoyable occasions for everyone.
  • Provide a high standard of both room and personal hygiene appropriate to the age and stage of development of the child and ensuring a rotation of duties to ensure equality and promotion of a harmonious, effective team working environment.
  • Listen to, encourage, enable and stimulate the children both on an individual level and as part of a team approach.
  • Assist in providing a high standard of both room and personal hygiene appropriate to the age and stage of development of the child and ensuring a rotation of duties to ensure equality within the room team.
  • Any other duties as may be deemed appropriate by your line manager.

Skills and Qualifications

Essential Skills

  • A willingness to undertake essential childcare focused training.
  • A willingness to work as part of a diverse team.
  • A genuine affinity and interest of working with young children.
  • An interest in working towards gaining a recognised childcare qualification.
  • A flexibility to work within a variety of day care rooms when required with children aged from birth to 3 years.
  • N.B. In applying for this post candidates are consenting to undergo required Access NI and Social Services Checks.

Desirable Skills

  • Recognised childcare qualification to QCF Level 2 or 3 or equivalent (OR) Working towards childcare qualification.
  • At least 1 years experience working in a childcare setting with children 0-4 years.
  • Experience of providing and planning a structured play environment for children 0-4 years.
  • Excellent communication skills with children and adults.
  • To work effectively as part of a team.
  • Good organisational skills and a willingness at times to work flexible hours.
  • N.B. In applying for this post candidates are consenting to undergo required Access NI and Social Services Checks.

Further Information

The Employer is: GREENWAY WOMENS GROUP. Although this is a part-time temporary opportunity, hours may be extended, and it could lead to a permanent position. The job advert may end before the closing date if requested by the employer. 16/17 £5.28, 18/20yrs £7.49, 21/22yrs £10.18, 23/24yrs £10.42 per hour.

Application Information

JOBSTART IS OPEN TO 16-24 YEAR OLDS. If you are on UC contact your Work Coach via your Journal. If you are in receipt of JSA, IS or ESA phone a Work Coach on 0300 200 7807. If you are 16-24 years old, unemployed, not in education or training and not in receipt of benefits phone 028 90726788.

Vacancy ID
1633457
Job Sector
Childcare and Social Work
Area
Belfast
Location
Belfast
Salary
See further information
No. vacancies
1
Contract Type
Temporary
Weekly hours
25
Published date
19/01/2024
Closing date
01/03/2024
Worktime
To be confirmed.

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