Early Years Practitioners

Closing date: noon, Friday 26 July 2019.

St Joseph’s College is seeking to appoint two Level 3 qualified Early Years Practitioners from August 2019 (or September for the right candidate). This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled practitioner to join our friendly and supportive school.

Role Description
St Joseph’s Early Years Centre, for children aged 3 to 5, is open all year round from 8.00am to 6.00pm. Staff work 8 hours per day on a weekly rotating shift system, covering the hours of 7.30am to 6.00pm.

The post-holder will be responsible in the first instance to the Head of Early Years, but also during term time to the Early Years Teacher. During Holiday Club that responsibility passes to the Manager of the Early Years Centre. 

Applicants should be: 

  • Self-motivated & reliable 
  • A team player
  • Able to use their initiative 
  • Positive and have a flexible approach
  • Committed to supporting pupils to realise and achieve their full potential.

Three qualities are essential:

1. You must be a first rate practitioner who has a real enthusiasm for teaching
2. You must enjoy the pastoral aspects of supporting pupils’ learning
3. You must want to contribute to the extra-curricular activities of the College.

In fulfilling the requirements of the post, the practitioner should demonstrate essential professional characteristics, and in particular will:

  • Inspire trust and confidence in pupils and colleagues
  • Be committed to working with colleagues as part of a team
  • Engage and motivate pupils
  • Demonstrate analytical thinking to improve the quality of pupils’ learning
  • Be a reflective practitioner
  • Contribute to the College improvement/development planning and promote the learning priorities of the College Development Plan
  • Contribute to the development and/or implementation of College policies
  • Participate in the performance management process to advance pupil learning and enhance professional practice in line with the College aspirations and priorities
  • Uphold the values and mission of St Joseph’s College and maintain them both inside and outside the classroom
  • Promote the wider aspirations and values of the College.

For further details about the school please visit our website www.sjcr.org.uk or contact the Headmaster’s PA.

Applicants for these posts need to complete the application form and return it together with a covering letter to recruitment@sjcr.org.uk or alternatively send by post to Mrs Gravenor, Headmaster’s PA, at the address below. Electronic application is encouraged and preferred. 

St Joseph’s College, Upper Redlands Road, Reading RG1 5JT | 0118 966 1000 

Closing date: Noon, Friday 26 July 2019.
Interviews for shortlisted candidates: Friday 9 August 2019

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

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