Learning Assistant ASN- Newtongrange PS

£19,310 - £20,156 per year Pro Rata
12 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Vacancy

Newtongrange Primary School is co-educational and non-denominational with classes covering the age range from the Nursery Class through P1 to P7. The school's current roll is 335 (P1 - P7) plus 64 in the Nursery.

The school has a Headteacher, and two Depute Headteachers In addition to the 15 class teachers, the School has a Learning Support Teacher and two additional teachers who cover NQT support time and non class contact time (NCCT). We have subject specialist teachers of Music and tutor groups for Brass and Woodwind. Teachers from Newbattle High School deliver Art one day a week and PE for a day and a half support skills development and promote transition links to the local High School.

Newtongrange Primary School is seeking to recruit a Learning Assistant to work 20 hours per week, 39 weeks per year to support children's learning and behaviour, in groups and individually.

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 eg first aid, calm techniques etc.

If the post is within a Nursery Environment then the Jobholder must be registered with or obtain membership with the SSSC within 6 months of appointment. In order to register you must currently hold the relevant qualifications or be willing to work towards attaining these qualifications within the first year of registration. For further information about the qualifications recognised by SSSC for registration in a Support Worker role, please see www.sssc.uk.com

Job Advert

Position Title: Learning Assistant

Position Number: SPNW457

Directorate: Education, Communities & Economy

Location: Newtongrange Primary School, 43 Sixth St, Newtongrange, Dalkeith EH22 4LB

Contract Status: Fixed Term until 29 June 2018

Hours of Work: 20

Working Pattern: TBC

Weeks per year: 39

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

Based on you working 20 hours over 39 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £9,211.21 per annum.

CLOSING DATE: 17 th November 2017

INTERVIEW DATE: Tuesday 28 th November 2017


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 the Council.

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

Additional Information

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.

See also: JS_Learning_Assistant_ASN.doc

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