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13 Jan 2017
Early Years Teacher
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“An experienced Early Years Teacher is required for a Children’s Centre within the Camden Early Years Service. The ideal candidate will have QTS, be Early Years trained with a solid understanding and knowledge of the EYFS Curriculum and have previous experience teaching in EYFS.
Camden’s Early Years Service works in partnership with the private, voluntary, independent and maintained sectors to maintain and develop services which provide for the highest possible quality of care and education and lay the best foundation possible for children’s future well-being and success.
Please note at least 2 years post-qualification experience is required and as such this role is not suitable for NQTs.
To contribute to the promotion and development of an integrated education and day care service that offers high quality services for children aged 0 to 7 years.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. To carry out the duties of a teacher under a teacher contract (as defined under the teacher’s pay and conditions act.
2. In addition to the 1265 specified hours, a teacher is required to work additional hours as may be needed to enable you to discharge effectively your professional duties including the writing of reports on pupils and the preparation of lessons, teaching materials and teaching programmes, as defined in the teachers pay and conditions document.
3. To lead on the planning, implementation and evaluation of a high quality early years curriculum which includes a full commitment to anti-discriminatory practice. This will include daily, weekly and termly planning to meet children’s needs and interests.
4. To operate as a key worker with responsibility for a group of children and supporting the smooth transition from home to centre and from centre to school.
5. To promote children’s development within a secure, safe and stimulating environment, and with reference to good practice curriculum guidance appropriate to the ages and stages of development of the children.
6. To provide appropriate physical care in areas of washing, toileting, feeding, dressing, comforting and administering medication.
7. To organise outings for children’s interest, education and enjoyment and with regard to safety.
8. To work in partnership with parents, including home visits as part of the child’s induction, maintaining close and regular contact as appropriate for the age of the child, holding regular meetings and presenting reports.
9. To be responsible for the assessment of children’s overall development, including carrying out observations, recording children’s achievement, and maintaining developmental records to a high standard.
10. To be an active member of a multi-disciplinary team of staff, communicating and working together to create an environment in which children’s development is fostered and in which good relationships grow.
11. To liaise with outside agencies and other professionals and to contribute to relevant meetings on and off site.
12. To participate in annual appraisal and regular support and supervision, attend group and staff meetings, and receive appropriate training and staff development in line with Council policies and the Investors in People Scheme.
13. To assist with the wider developments of the centre as a community resource, including participation in drop-ins and toy library services, parent education and family support initiatives.
Position in Organisation/Organisation Chart
Head of Centre
Early Years Educator
The post holder has no supervisory or management responsibilities.
All team members are located on the same site.
The post holder may be required to work outside of normal hours on occasion, with due notice.
The post holder must be able to work to the shift pattern required by the centre, falling between 8am and 6pm.
Work is subject to frequently changing demands and requires a degree of flexibility.
There are some deadlines around reporting on curriculum and planning and assessment of children.
There will be situations requiring the resolve of conflicting priorities.
There may be some requirement to lift and assist in toileting and changing and in helping to transfer from seating to mobility aids. The post will help children to acquire and develop self help skills including toileting and personal hygiene.
Work may involve implementing individual movement programmes, under the direction of other professionals.
The post holder will be required to help with first aid provision, comforting sick or injured children. In emergency situations he/she will need to liaise with the designated first aider, senior staff and medical professionals, accompanying children to hospital or doctors as necessary.
Any basic medical procedures that may need to be carried out infrequently, will have training provided for.
Creativity is required when encouraging, supporting and engaging with children at play that is emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially challenging.
1. Other professionals working with children attending the centre
2. Parents/carers and members of the public
3. Local schools and community groups
The post holder will make decisions on day to day matters with more complex or contentious decisions being made in conjunction with the line manager.
Decisions and recommendations made may have significant impact on children’s development and learning.
The post holder will contribute to individual planning for children.
Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Qualifications: This should include any qualifications that are legally or professionally required in order to practice in a profession.
• The post holder must have qualified teacher status and a DCSF teacher reference number.
• Enhanced CRB check required
• To have knowledge of the Children Act 1989, relevant Education Acts and related legislation, and implications contained therein for service delivery.
• To have a sound knowledge of child development for children aged from birth to 7 years and an awareness of curriculum guidance for this age group.
• To have knowledge and understanding of planning, implementing and evaluating an early years curriculum.
• To have knowledge of the ethnic, religious and cultural diversities in the community, to understand the effects on the provision of services and how to respond when the needs of a particular group are not being met
• To have knowledge of the functions of agencies involved in the provision of care and education of young children and commitment to work in partnership.
Skills and Behaviours: For example which of our Ways of Working will be essential to the job’s contribution.
• To have the ability to use information technology systems and equipment.
• To have an understanding of the importance of confidentiality and to be able to listen and respond appropriately with tact and diplomacy in sensitive situations.
• To have an understanding of child protection procedures and an ability to use this knowledge in practice.
• To have the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people both orally and in writing.
• At least 2 years experience of working directly with young children in a group day care situation.
• Some experience of working as part of a team.
How to ApplyIf your previous experience meet the above criteria please apply now by uploading your CV.Our recruitment team will consider whether or not your application is suitable for this vacancy.If you do not hear from us within 14 days of your application, please be aware that in this instance your CV does not meet requirement for this position.Positive Employment do no discriminate on grounds of Disability, Race, Age, Gender, Sexual Orientation and Comply with all relevant UK legislation.
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