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£17,045 per year
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Various Schools

Toothbrushing Supervisor (6 posts)

1 x Evie Primary School
1 x Firth Primary School
1 x Hope Primary School
1 x Burray Primary School
2 x Papdale Primary School
5 hours per week, Term Time

Temporary up to 30 June 2022
£19,310 pro rata (including Distant Islands Allowance)

We are looking for individuals to help deliver a daily toothbrushing programme for children in various schools.

The post will involve organising and supervising children brushing their teeth as part of the NHS Orkney Childsmile Toothbrushing Programme. You will work on your own supervising children brushing their teeth, but you will have regular contact with the NHS Orkney Oral Health Team. While your role is not to brush children’s teeth you will be there to encourage the children to brush their teeth well and develop this important lifetime habit. The toothbrushing programme will be delivered within the context of the Covid-19 Updated model of practice.

Appropriate and relevant experience of working with children is essential and a basic knowledge / interest in oral health improvement would be an advantage.

The hours are worked daily around school timetables and breaks.

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children.

Prospective applicants are invited to contact Karyn Tait, Oral Health Team Lead by email

Closing date: Sunday 8 August 2021

Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.

Orkney Islands Council ensures that the pay for all posts meets the Scottish Local Government Living Wage.

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