Advanced Pupil Support Worker x 2, 430.10 - WEL04220

West Lothian Council
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  • Location: Livingston
  • £19,971 to £22,486 per annum, Band D
  • Hours: Part Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: WEL04220

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27.5 hrs per week, 39 weeks per year, salary pro rata

The closing date for this post is provisionally set at 31 May 2020. West Lothian Council reserve the right to close this post early depending on applicant response levels

Deans Community High School is a six-year non-denominational comprehensive school offering our students a progressive, relevant, challenging and enjoyable curriculum with opportunities for personalisation and choice. We are fully committed to engaging our students in their learning and make it a priority to ensure that all students have the opportunity to enjoy a high quality educational experience at Deans. Current roll is in the region of 1000 pupils.

We offer a wide and varied curriculum, emphasising the need for learners to be as successful as possible in their attainment. We recognise and value a range of achievements in music, art, sport, technology, dance, drama, enterprise and interpersonal skills. The new school building offers outstanding facilities including a theatre, swimming pool, dance studio and comprehensive music suite. Students are encouraged to make the most of these through our curriculum and numerous extra-curricular activities.

Deans Community High School offers the opportunity for all students to succeed. We support all learners through our Integrated Support Team whose aim is to meet the needs of all individuals in an atmosphere of respect for self and for others. We want DCHS to thrive as an ambitious, vibrant and caring community, working in partnership with others to improve and to meet the needs of every learner, where resources, knowledge and skills are shared and used wisely, and achievements are shared and celebrated.

The key duties of this post are:

to work with and support school pupils by undertaking a range of activities relating to the general supervision, safety, care and wellbeing of pupils under the direction of the designated teacher; and to act as a facilitator for the full participation and integration of children and young people with severe to complex needs.

The skills and experience you must have are:

the ability to demonstrate experience and knowledge required to carry out the higher level duties outlined in the job description; a working knowledge of alternative communication methods; and the ability to undertake training and apply your learning to the care of the pupils with severe and complex needs (e.g. administering medication) SSSC registration (or must be obtained within six months of appointment)

This position requires registration with the SSSC. The successful candidate will have six months from commencement in this post to register with the SSSC.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by West Lothian Council.

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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