Learning Assistant x 4

Dalkeith, UK
15 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Vacancy

Woodburn Primary School is a non-denominational school that serves the Woodburn area of Dalkeith. Our school building opened in 2009 within the Dalkeith Campus. We currently have 21 classes and an 80 PT /40 FT Nursery. We are a growing community due to new housing developments and our school roll is projected to increase further. Our school has two wings. The first wing comprises of our School Office, Nursery, service rooms, dining and activity halls. Our second wing has our classrooms and is split into three sections with all classrooms opening out onto the atria. In addition we have an Expressive Arts Hall, Library and ICT suite. The school has multi sport facilities including basketball, badminton and athletics. We benefit from a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) used by our children for P.E and for recreation. Members of our community make use of the school's facilities.

Woodburn Primary School is committed to providing a safe, nurturing and supportive learning environment for all. We strive to equip our children with the necessary skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work in the 21st Century. As an inclusive school we believe in and promote the values of respect, care, justice and honesty. We place our learners at the centre and strive to ensure that all children achieve their highest potential.

The posts advertised are to support children (School and/or Nursery) with their learning and progress. The post holder will work as part of the staff team to support individuals and groups as required. They will also be involved in supervising play and outdoor activities. They will require the knowledge and skills alongside the personal skills required to work effectively with staff, children and families.

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'

CLOSING DATE - Thursday 29th August 2019

Job Advert
Position Title: Learning Assistant x 4

Directorate: Education

Location: Woodburn Primary School

Contract Status: Fixed Term to 26 June 2020

Hours of Work: Various available, to be negotiated with successful candates/s - up to 27.5 per week

Working Pattern: Variable depending on hours agreed

Weeks per year: 39

Closing date: Thursday 29th August 2019

Interview date: Thursday 5th September 2019

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 27.5 hours over 39 weeks per year, the minimum actual salary for this position is £13,503.25 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 you. 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.

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