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Lead Childcare Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £22,249 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 16th March 2020

  • Advertised from 20th February 2020
  • 24hrs p/wk for 8 weeks (fixed dates during DUNDEE CITY school holidays) 3 year fixed term until 21st October 2022, possible extension if further funding secured


The Holiday Club runs four days a week during the two weeks of Spring and Autumn school holidays and for four weeks of summer holidays.

You will organise and lead interesting and stimulating outdoor activities throughout the school holidays in the summer, autumn and spring.

You will be expected to provide the highest possible standard of support to children and young people known to Dundee Women’s Aid who have experienced, or been affected by domestic abuse.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate and provide appropriate activity sessions for the Children and Young People Service aged up to 18 years.
  • Direct and lead the Holiday Club staff when planning and carrying out activities.
  • Organise interesting and stimulating outdoor activities throughout the school holidays in the summer, autumn and spring.
  • Work with groups of various ages to create a positive and reassuring atmosphere.
  • Encourage positive development of adult-child relationships through good example, e.g. no threats, bribes or corporal punishment.
  • Encourage positive play through the pre-planning of art and craft, drama, sports and dance sessions where children and young people can express themselves freely.
  • Demonstrate patience and understanding with a view to creating meaningful and enriching play opportunities.
  • Attend regular meetings with the CYP Service Manager and Domestic Abuse Practitioners to discuss progress of the project.
  • Evaluate the project, by means of a report, which will be used for future funding applications. Statistical evidence of the project’s progression should be gathered throughout the duration of the project.
  • As post holder you are required to travel extensively throughout Dundee. It is a requirement of the post holder to hold a full driving licence and have their own vehicle with insurance cover for business use. Please note, applicants who do not meet this criteria will not be shortlisted.
  • The post-holder is required to be a member of the PVG Scheme.

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