Additional Support Needs Advisor (VSA)

Ref: J07718
Part-time (20 hours per week)

At VSA we are passionate about delivering the best of care in order to positively change the lives of some of the most vulnerable groups across Aberdeen. Our Additional Support Needs Advisory Project (ASNAP) supports staff from a variety of settings including, nurseries, playgroups and after school clubs to facilitate the inclusion of children who need additional support within that environment, ensuring best outcomes for individual children, and we are now looking to add to our team.

As an ASNAP Advisor you will be responsible for making improvement to practice through observations and assessments, mentoring and supporting staff, delivering staff training to implement strategies for children and young people with Additional Support Needs as well as writing reports.

You should ideally hold an SVQ Level III in Play-work, Childcare (or equivalent), or possess the willingness and ability to attain one. However, you must have practical experience of working with children and young people with multiple support needs, and have an awareness of issues regarding child development and children’s needs. A natural team player coupled with good interpersonal and organisational skills, you will be an effective communicator with the ability to manage challenging behaviour. This is a permanent post with VSA, working 20 hours per week Monday to Friday. You will also be required to organise and work in the Under 8’s Playscheme for children with additional Support Needs during identified school holiday periods.

If you are enthusiastic about helping us to deliver on our mission to change lives, we would love to hear from you.

Apply online at www.vsa.org.uk (where you will find full job descriptions and person specifications for all our posts) or email Recruitment@vsa.org.uk for further information. Please quote appropriate reference number(s) on your application form