Play Assistant - Knox Academy

East Lothian Council

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Vacancy Information

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

Rate of Pay £11.23-£12.28 per hour
Part-time temporary post until 29 June 2018
10 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (term time)
Tuesday 08:30-12:00, Wednesday & Thursday 08:45-12:00
To start ASAP

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced practitioners with a genuine interest in children and young people, for the innovative Tots & Teens project at Knox Academy. The main role is one of assisting the Play Leader to create an environment which is relaxed, inviting and challenging for all children, with an emphasises on play as a tool for learning. 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, children young people, school staff, parents and any visitors to Tots & Teens.

Job Details

To work with and support the 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 and personal specification further down the page for a full list of the duties and tasks associated with this post.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Educated to HNC or SQA Level 3 in CCLD or equivalent and able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience. 

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 are 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.

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