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Saltersgate 3 Cousland Road, EH22 2PS
£22,504.00 - £23,499.00 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Permanent & Temporary
Position Type:
Part Time
26.5 hours per week

Job Description


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

The Jobholder must be familiar with child development and be able to respond to the needs of individual special need pupils. It is essential that Jobholders have previous experience of working in this field supporting clients with special needs, administering medication and providing personal and intimate care.  

It is preferred that the Jobholder also has certificates in manual handling, food hygiene, body spills and basis emergency first aid.  Once in post the Jobholder is required to undertake additional training courses such as Move, Calm, sign along and on-going training provided from the in house support team and therapists for individual pupils.

CLOSING DATE Thursday 5th August 2021 

INTERVIEW DATE Thursday 12th August 2021

Job advert

Position Title: Learning Assistant ASN x 3                    

Directorate: Education                           

Location: Saltersgate School                                     

Contract Status: 1 x Permanent and 2 x Fixed Term - ending 30.6.2022     

Hours of Work: 26.5

Working Pattern:  Monday - Friday        

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 26.5 hours over 39 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £14,223.21 per annum.


Regulated Work with Children

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  

Additional information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or in accessing attached documentation, 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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