Learning Assistant- Strathesk Primary School

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

Based at Strathesk, the successful candidate will work with individual pupils and also supporting groups of children. Your work will be supervised by appropriate teaching staff. Previous experience of working with children with additional support needs would be beneficial for this role. The jobholder must be familiar with child development and able to respond to the needs of individual pupils. To be fully competent in the role jobholders will require to undertake additional training courses e.g. first aid, behaviour management techniques etc.

It is essential to have basic literacy and numeracy skills 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 sensitively to the needs of individual pupils.

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

Directorate: Education, Communities and Economy

Location: Strathesk Primary School, 4 Eastfield Farm Rd, Penicuik EH26 8EZ

Contract Status: Fixed Term until 29 June 2018

Hours of Work: 27.50

Working Pattern: To be discussed

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 27.50 hours over 39 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £12,665.45 per annum.


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.doc

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