Play Assistant - Knox Academy

Vacancy posted: Friday, 16 September 2016

Salary: £11.05 - £12.1
Location: Haddington

Closing date: 02 October 2016
Job ref. no.: EAL01493

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: £11.05-£12.10 per hour
Temporary part time position until 30 June 2017
10 hours per week, 39 weeks per year
Days of Work Tue-Thurs 08:45-12:10 (less breaks)
To start as soon as possible

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced practitioner with a genuine interest in children and young people, for the innovative Tots & Teens project at Knox Academy, Haddington. 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 attached Job Outline/Person Specification at the bottom of the page for the exact duties and tasks required of the 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 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.

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