Pupil Support Officer- Currie Community High School

City of Edinburgh Council


£22,129 to £26,393 per annum Part Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: EDN17349

Job Description

Communities and Families

Pupil Support Officer - fixed term until 01/07/2022
Currie Community High School

Salary: £22,129 - £26,393 (pro rata for part time and sessional 39 weeks)

Hours: 27.5 per week, 39 weeks per year.

Currie Community High School is a non-denominational secondary school which serves the area of south west Edinburgh. It draws most of its students from Currie, Juniper Green and Nether Currie primary schools. Almost all learners leave to a positive destination. The school’s Vision Statement is “Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits” with the values of confidence, respect, initiative, unity, responsibility and equality underpinning this vision.

An enthusiastic individual is required to take on the role of Pupil Support Officer (PSO). A range of skills and qualities are essential such as good communication and organisational skills. The candidate will preferably have experience working as a Pupil Support Assistant in a Secondary School, however this is not essential. Experience of working with young people with ADHD and who experience anxiety would also be beneficial. The successful candidate will provide one-to-one support to pupils and will help run lunch time groups and the Nurture Group. They will be trained through the authority's wellbeing academy.

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 the City of Edinburgh Council.

We're committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range. For roles in grade 5 or above, annual increments in our contribution zones are dependent on achieving agreed performance goals


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