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Ref no:
MID03942
Published:
10/9/2021
Closes:
26/9/2021
Location:
St Davids RC High School 1 Cousland Road, EH22 2PS
Salary:
£21,208 - £22,128 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Part Time
Hours:
33.08 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

Midlothian

St David’s High School Dalkeith is looking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic permanent Learning Assistant to work of part of a team supporting our pupils, as directed by appropriate teaching staff.

Our current roll stands at around 750 drawn from the towns and villages across Midlothian and from Musselburgh and south Edinburgh. We have a high number of placing requests every year from families who are attracted by the caring and inclusive ethos of the school, built on our ASPIRE values of Achievement, Service, Perseverance, Inclusion, Respect and Excellence. Our students are our greatest assets and we are very proud of their successes and achievements, particularly their consistently outstanding SQA Exam attainment and our very positive Education Scotland Inspection.

We are a Roman Catholic School and are committed to providing a welcoming learning environment through our caring and inclusive school ethos which is underpinned by the SCES Charter for Catholic Schools.

KNOWLEDGE

Evidence of basic literacy and numeracy at Standard Grade General level or SVQ2 in Early Years Care and Education, or National Certificate unit in Childcare & Education, or equivalent competency, to enable the jobholder to communicate effectively with staff and pupils, and provide sensitive support.

The jobholder must be familiar with child development and able to respond to the needs of individual pupils. Jobholders should have previous experience of working in this field of work.

To be fully competent in the role jobholders will be required to undertake addition training courses e.g. first aid, calm techniques etc.

Closing Date: Sunday 26th September 2021

Interview Date: Week Commencing 4th October 2021

Requirements

Position Title: Learning Assistant ASN

Directorate: Education, Communities and Economy              

Location: St David’s RC High School               

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 33.08 hours

Working Pattern: Mon – Thurs 8am to 3.30pm (30 mins break) and Fri 8am to 1.05pm

Weeks per year: 39

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 33.08 hours over 39 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £16,732.25 per annum.

Responsibilities

This post is considered Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.
Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children, You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit www.disclosurescotland.gov.uk

The Individual

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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