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East Neighbourhood Centre, 101 Niddrie Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH16 4DS
£21,697 - £21,979 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Term Time Part Time
27.5 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

Education and Children's Service's

Pupil Support Assistant - Fixed term until 14/02/2024
Additional Support for Learning Service

Salary: £21,697 to £21,979 (pro rata for part time and sessional)
Hours: 27.5 per week, 39 Week Sessional

This post is to work specifically with children with severe literacy difficulties and/or an identification of dyslexia. As such, the successful candidate will be expected to undertake training on supporting children with literacy difficulties/dyslexia. Training will be included within the 27.5-hour contract, and support will be provided from the Literacy and Dyslexia Support Team within the ASL Service.

The staff seconded through the grant will also have access to additional training offered by Dyslexia Scotland. This unique post is funded by a grant from the St Andrew’s Trust set up in memory of Sir Sean Connery and will bring about a significant scaling up of support to individual learners (with dyslexia or delayed progress in literacy) in all Edinburgh schools. Within each school, individuals and groups of learners requiring support will receive bespoke literacy programmes in individual and/or group format. The funding will enable the creation of four Literacy and Dyslexia Support Teams (one teacher and one PSA per team).

The Additional Support for Learning service is a peripatetic service and applicants must be willing to work anywhere in the city. The hours for this post are Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 3.15pm (with a 45 min unpaid break per day) and Friday 8.30am to 12.00pm.

If you wish to apply for this post on a secondment basis, please seek the approval of your line manager before applying.

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 the City of Edinburgh Council.

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Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range. 

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