We are currently looking to recruit to our casual staff bank. You should note that hours will not be guaranteed and successful applicants will be placed onto a casual bank and will be contacted to cover shifts as and when required.
The closing date for this post is provisionally set at 31 March 2019. West Lothian Council reserve the right to close this post early depending on applicant response levels
You will be responsible for the care, play and learning of babies and children up to 5 years whilst their parents are engaged in learning activities The work is varied involving working at different locations throughout West Lothian with different groups of young children. You will be expected to undertake a range of duties including planning and supporting play opportunities, ensuring good health and safety practices and providing feedback to parents/carers.
Experience in working with children aged 6 weeks to 5 years in a childcare setting coupled with practical and theoretical knowledge of child development is essential. You must enjoy working with children and parents; be an effective communicator; be able to work on your own initiative and be flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of the service
The capacity to create a welcoming and stimulating learning environment appropriate to the needs of a wide range of children is essential.
You must hold or be willing to work towards a relevant childcare and/or early years qualification
West Lothian Council currently applies a living wage supplement to all employees earning less than £8.75 per hour.
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.
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