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Learning Assistant ASN - Penicuik High School - MID03708

Midlothian Council
Closing date
6 May 2021

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Penicuik High School is a co-educational non-denominational high school serving Penicuik and the surrounding area. The magnificent school building has been on its present site since 1937 and since then has created a strong reputation for academic creative and sporting excellence.

As a school at the very heart of our community our aim is to provide the best education possible for all our young people opening up to them a wide a range of opportunities. We try to ensure that our school offers a realistic blend of the academic as well as cultural creative and sporting opportunities young adults thrive on. We seek to inspire our young people to be eager participants of all that the school has to offer as well as being people who respect others and are prepared to help and support them to achieve what they want to do.

We are a welcoming and inclusive school where all children are valued and nurtured and where parents and carers work together as partners with school staff and professionals. We respond to the varied needs of individual children and families in order to provide effective support for development and learning. The Support for Learning Department is part of the wider Pupil Support Team whose members have a wide and varied remit as they provide support in all departments within the school and deliver a wide range of in-house programmes and to meet the individual needs of our pupils.

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'

Closing date: Monday 10th May 2021

Interviews will be held Wednesday 19th May 2021

Position Title: Learning Assistant ASN - Penicuik High School

Position Number: SSPN402

Directorate: Education, Communities and Economy

Location: Penicuik High School

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 27.50

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 27.50 hours over 39 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £13,909.82 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
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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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