Early Years Officer, Fixed Term, Bathgate West Nursery School (395.45) C/D 02/07/17 INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY

West Lothian Council

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36 hrs per week, 39 weeks per year, salary pro rata, Fixed Term until April 2018 - Maternity Cover

The closing date for this post is provisionally set at 2 July 2017. West Lothian Council reserve the right to close this post early depending on applicant response levels

To work as a member of a team. To deputise in the absence of the teacher and in consultation with the teacher take a lead role for all organisation within the nursery. To develop and promote high quality learning experiences for all children within an educational establishment. To ensure effective use of positive behaviour strategies for all children in partnership with staff, parents and other appropriate professionals

The key duties of this post are:

To have a sound knowledge of the curriculum and child development and be able to respond to individual needs of all children. To observe children accurately and to use these observations to plan appropriate learning experiences for the children. To contribute to and monitor the quality of children's profiles. To prepare reports on children's progress and achievements. To take a lead role in self evaluation of the centre's work. To gather evidence to inform Standards and Quality Report using 'Child at the Centre' and 'National Care Standards Early Education and Childcare up to the Age of 16

The skills and experience you must have:

HNC in education and childcare or equivalent and demonstrated breadth and depth of experience in an early years educational establishment Must be willing to work towards BA and complete SQA module in Leadership.

This position requires registration with the SSSC. The successful candidate will have six months from commencement in this post to register with the SSSC.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by West Lothian Council.

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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