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Various Locations In East Lothian, EH41 3HA
£32,410.00 - £36,516.00 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.

Days and Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday, 09.00-17.00
To start ASAP

This is an exciting new post that has been development to support and take forward the multi-agency planning for pre-school children who have significant and complex additional support needs. The post holder will be part of the Inclusion and Wellbeing Service and work from Sanderson’s Wynd Primary school where our provision for children with severe and complex needs is based. The post holder will be a key member of the new East Lothian Early Years Response Network that will offer relevant and timely support for pre-school children. They will work closely with staff across East Lothian schools, healthcare and educational professionals and East Lothian private providers of Early Years care to assess children’s needs and identity the most appropriate interventions and placements for children aged 0-3 with additional support needs. They will work closely with families to offer support, guidance and practice relevant to their child’s needs. A key focus will be on supporting families to develop appropriate skills in Augmentative and Alternative Communication and play-based learning. 

Job Details

To oversee the specialist outreach service supporting children under three years of age with Additional Support Needs (ASN) and their families across East Lothian Council, working collaboratively with relevant education, health and social care services to ensure positive outcomes and identify appropriate pathways in order to meet children’s needs.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.  You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work.  Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours.  Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Must hold Degree level qualification in education, Childcare, Social work or equivalent, or equivalent qualification enabling registration with the SSSC, with extensive experience of working with children with additional needs in an early learning and childcare setting; or GTCS registered.

Scottish Social Services Council
Must be able to meet criteria to register as a “Manager” with SSSC and Care Inspectorate

Driving Licence 
As the duties of this role require you to effectively travel to successfully undertake the full remit of the role, you must hold a current driving licence and have access to a vehicle.*
(*Where a disability precludes you from obtaining a driving licence, ELC will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability.)

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.

Additional Information

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