Key Worker for The Den at Wellington Lions Primary Academy
Required for: Immediate start
Salary Range: G11 – G14, £17,289 - £17,672 on Support Staff Pay Scale, FTE
Actual Salary Range: G11 - G14, £13,453 - £13,754
Working hours: 08:45-15:45, Monday - Friday, Term Time plus 3 weeks 32.5 hours per week, the role advertised is on a full time basis but part time/job share will be considered.
A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen. The Den is looking for a Key Worker to join our friendly team to work under the direction of the Nursery Manager and Team Leader. The Den is registered to care for up to 32 children between the ages of 2 – 5 years and will be accepting government founded sessions. The opening times are 7.30 – 18:00 daily, term time. We are open for 48 weeks a year, closing for two weeks over the Christmas period and two weeks at the beginning of the Summer Holiday. During the holiday periods our sessions times may change.
The Key Worker will be part of The Den at Wellington Lions Primary Academy, based in Tidworth and will be providing safe, high quality education and care for young children. The Key Worker will need to understand each individual child and their individual needs and have an excellent understanding of childcare / child development. They will also be responsible for any tasks delegated by the Management Team.
Duties will include:
Assisting with the planning of the curriculum; supporting the ethos of The Den and to create a welcoming and family friendly environment; helping set up for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session; liaising closely with carers/parents and ensuring each child’s needs are recognised and met; providing learning opportunities for children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulation; keeping up to date with observation and record keeping of the children you are a keyworker to; writing a transfer record for each keyworker child when they leave the setting; completing the 2 year old assessment check.
The successful candidate must have:
- A proven track record of working in a nursery or pre-school setting
- A good level of education, with at least a grade 4 (C) in English and Maths at either GCSE / ‘O’ Level
- Must be educated up to NVQ/CACHE Level 3
- Good oral communication skills
- Some knowledge of Autism and global development delay
The hours for the role are 35 hours per week (this includes 30 minutes unpaid break) therefore your paid hours are 32.5 per week, Monday - Friday 08:45 - 15:45, term-time plus three weeks. You might be required to work across the two sites. The role advertised is on a full time basis but part time/ job share will be considered.
If you believe you have the commitment and desire to work in an environment which values all staff as well as setting the highest standards and expectations then please apply using the Trust application form, available with more details from our website.
Closing date for applications is Midday Friday 12th March, interviews will be held online via Teams/face to face (following current guidelines) week commencing the 15th March 2021.
Wellington Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion. Please note any position that involves working with children requires a declaration of ALL convictions and cautions, regardless of whether these are deemed as 'spent'. An Enhanced DBS check will be carried out before any employment commences. References will be obtained before the interview, at the shortlisting stage, and will be used as part of the interview process. If previous employment has included working with children, then at least one reference must be from this employment, regardless of whether this is the current employer. Any gaps in employment must be detailed and an explanation provided in the relevant section.
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Wellington Primary and Wellington Eagles Primary Academies Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
Please note: Any position that involves working with children requires declaration of ALL convictions/cautions regardless of whether these are deemed as spent and a DBS check will be carried out before any employment commences. References will be obtained before interview at shortlisting stage and may be used in the interview process. If previous employment has included working with children then at least one referee must be from this employment regardless of whether this is the current or most recent employment Any gaps in employment must be detailed and an explanation provided in the relevant section.