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Ref no:
MID03826
Published:
13/7/2021
Closes:
25/7/2021
Location:
Various Locations In Midlothian, EH22 1DN
Salary:
£27,498 - £41,412 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

Midlothian

£27,498 - £41,412

Support Teacher - ASN x 5

Permanent - Full Time

Currently, Midlothian has 6 secondary schools, 32 primary schools (19 of which have nurseries) and 2 stand-alone nursery schools. Our special school, Saltersgate, provides support for children with a range of physical, social, emotional, behavioural and learning difficulties. The schools range in size from our smallest primary school with around 20 children to our largest secondary with over 1600 pupils. We have a diverse range of school catchments, from rural to urban settings. We are fortunate to have a growing number of new build schools, with 15 of our primary schools and 1 secondary having been built within the last 10 years and several new builds planned.

On the outskirts of Edinburgh, with the excellent public transport links to the capital greatly enhanced by the opening of the Borders railway, is the growing town of Dalkeith.
The centre of the town is less than two miles by road from the Edinburgh bypass, a factor that has resulted in significant amounts of new housing built in the area leading to a growing school roll. 

A very exciting opportunity is available for dynamic, motivated teachers who may wish to work with children and young people with complex additional support needs across a variety of settings. The authority will work closely with successful candidates to enhance their skills and ensure that they can teach effectively in these settings.

  • You would be working with small groups and individuals using a variety of universal and targeted interventions to ensure the needs and entitlements of all are being met. Training will be provided as necessary.
  • You will be aware of and be able to utilise strategies to improve learner understanding and engagement from Milestones through to First Level.
  • You will have the opportunity to work cooperatively with many different staff and partners, both in school and from other agencies, to ensure needs are being met.
  • You will be a reflective practitioner with a commitment to on-going professional learning. The ASN sector in Midlothian is expanding and offers excellent career opportunities for exceptional individuals.
  • You will be able to evidence your skills in developing excellent relationships with children and their families and will raise aspirations and support young people to achieve their individual potential.

Interview Date W/C 2 August 2021

Requirements

Pre Employment Checks/Requirements for Teaching Positions

If you are successful, our offer of employment will be conditional on satisfactory completion of pre-employment requirements, such as medical screening, two written references, one which must be from your most recent/current employer, verification of your original qualifications and your eligibility to work in the United Kingdom. Registration with the General Teaching Council and a satisfactory PVG check for Regulated Work with Children will also be essential.

General Teaching Council Scotland

Teachers applying for permanent posts should be fully registered with the General Teaching Council Scotland (GTCS). For further information on registration please visit: www.gtcs.org.uk

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 a 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. The fee for a Full PVG Scheme Membership is £59. You will be required to re-pay this amount to the Council by salary deduction over 6 consecutive pay periods. The fee for a PVG Scheme Record Update is £18. You will be required to re-pay this amount to the Council by salary deduction over 2 consecutive pay periods. If your employment concludes before the amount is re-paid in full, the outstanding balance will be deducted from your final salary. If you are an existing employee the Council will pay the cost of the Application Fee.

In your application we ask for information under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. We ask you to disclose any unspent convictions. Disclosures should be made by writing to or emailing the Employment and Reward Manager, in confidence, giving details of the offence(s), penalty and date(s) of conviction. Applicants should note that failure to disclose a conviction which is subsequently advised through a Disclosure Scotland check may result in the withdrawal of any offer of appointment.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily debar an applicant from working with Midlothian. Decisions regarding suitability for positions of trust which are subject to vetting will be dependent on the nature of the position, together with the circumstances and background of the offence(s).

For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit: www.disclosurescotland.co.uk

Responsibilities

Please apply on-line. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Midlothian.

If you have difficulty applying for this post or in accessing the 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.

The Individual

25 July 2021

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