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  • Ref no: EAL04595
  • Published: 24/1/2020
  • Closes: 9/2/2020
  • Location: Various Locations In East Lothian, EH41 3HA
  • Salary: £21,844.00 - £23,888.00 per year pro rata
  • Contract Type: Temporary
  • Position Type: Term Time Part Time
  • Hours: 10 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Vacancy Information

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

£11.97-£13.09 per hour
2 temporary part time positions available until June 2020
39 weeks per year (term time)
To start as soon as possible 

Post 1: Knox Academy
Tuesday (08.30-12.00)
Wednesday and Thursday (08.45-12.00)

Post 2: North Berwick High School
Wednesday (08.30-12.00)
Thursday and Friday (09.00-12.00)

Please indicate in the additional information section of the application form which position you are applying for. You are able to apply for both positions. 

Educated to I-INC or SQA Level 3 in CCLD, or equivalent, we are looking to recruit a creative and innovative childcare practitioner with a genuine interest, knowledge and understanding of young people and who puts play at the heart of learning for young children. You will have a sound knowledge of play and take a pedagogical approach to children’s learning.

The main role is one of assisting the Senior Play Leader to create an environment which is relaxed, inviting and challenging for all children, with emphasis on play as a tool for teaming. In addition you will be encouraging and supportive of pupils working in the playroom to ensure opportunities and experiences offered are in line with their learning. You will be able to communicate effectively with a range of people, including young people, school staff, parents and any visitors to Tots & Teens.

Job Details

To work with and support the Senior Play Leader to create a warm, friendly, creative, safe and caring environment for children aged 2-5 years with a particular focus on children aged 2-3 years, some of whom may be considered as vulnerable. To support parents in their role and in conjunction with the Senior Play Leader offer advice, guidance, support and encouragement to pupils involved in the Tots and Teens Programme.

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
Educated to HNC or SVQ Level 3 in CCLD or equivalent and able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience. PVG Membership for regulated work with children is an essential requirement of this role.

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.UK website.

Additional Information

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