CURRENT Supply Early Years Support Workers - EAL05492

East Lothian Council


£9.74 to £10.64 per hour Grade 4 Full Time Contact: Please see description Reference: EAL05492

Vacancy Information

East Lothian Council are looking to recruit Early Years Support Workers for their supply list

Casual recruitment
Working across schools within East Lothian
Working on an 'as and when required basis'
From £9.74 per hour

East Lothian Council invite applications from suitably qualified practitioners to join our Early Years Support Worker supply workforce. You should have a good standard of general education and hold an SVQ in Social Services (Children & Young People) at SCQF Level 6, or be willing to work towards this qualification within the appropriate time period . Most importantly you should have relevant experience of working with children aged pre-5 and have a keen interest in developing your knowledge in children's support, care and development. As part of our supply workforce, you will be required to work across various locations on full time or part time hours, supporting different teams on a casual basis. You will be joining established, motivated teams of practitioners and should be able to adapt and be flexible to the work of the teams and be willing to continue to learn and develop your knowledge of Early Years.

Job Details

To work in support of early years’ staff by contributing towards the creation of a warm, friendly, safe and caring environment for children aged 2 – 5 years.

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
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 an SVQ in Social Services (Children & Young People) at SCQF Level 6 (or
an alternative SSSC recognised equivalent qualification). If not already obtained you
must commit to achieve the SVQ in the first period of registration to meet the SSSC
registration requirements.

First Aid qualification or willingness to work towards gaining it.

Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate or willingness to work towards gaining it.

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.

Additional Information

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East Lothian Council Schools:
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