Additional Needs Assistant - Bilingual Support

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Job Details Grade: 4B Hourly Rate: £12.21 - £12.89 Hours: 15 hours per week, term time only Salary: £22,288.88 - £23,529.88 pro rata per annum (Term Time Only) Contract Duration: Permanent Note: Interviews will be...

Job Details

Grade: 4B

Hourly Rate: £12.21 - £12.89

Hours: 15 hours per week, term time only

Salary: £22,288.88 - £23,529.88 pro rata per annum (Term Time Only)

Contract Duration: Permanent

Note: Interviews will be held on 14 December 2023

Role Purpose

This post is a unique and exciting opportunity to work across a number of primary schools within the Scottish Borders, working in the Galashiels & Selkirk Learning Community. The successful applicant appointed to this post will be part of the dedicated Bilingual Support team working within the Inclusion and Wellbeing Service. This team consists of both teachers and Additional Needs Assistants.

The successful candidate will play an important role in Scottish Borders Council’s Inclusion and Wellbeing service which consists of:
• Inclusion and Wellbeing Service Outreach – A peripatetic team working in mainstream schools as an early intervention to help schools understand and meet the needs of their pupils experiencing barriers to learning linked to their social and emotional wellbeing.
• Bilingual Support – A peripatetic service who support Bilingual primary and secondary pupils across the Scottish Borders. They work in partnership with schools, homes and other agencies to meet the educational needs of bilingual learners and promote equality of opportunity through inclusion. This work involves ensuring access to the curriculum, raising self-esteem and valuing bilingual children’s linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
Professionals who are passionate about valuing Bilingual learners, celebrating and understanding different cultures, inclusive practice, nurture and nurturing approaches, committed to social justice and supporting children with social, emotional and behavioural needs are invited to apply for this post.
The Inclusion and Wellbeing Service has the main aim of supporting vulnerable Children and Young people in and across the Scottish Borders and in delivering Scottish Borders Council’s Inclusion and Nurturing approaches Strategies.



No formal qualifications are required, but an acceptable standard of school education is desirable.

A current driving licence and use of a vehicle is an essential requirement of this post. * If you have a disability which precludes you from holding a drivers licence, Scottish Borders Council will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability. Should it be possible to make such an adjustment in order that you can undertake the travel responsibilities of the post, this will be taken into account in consideration for this role.

Informal Enquiries

For further information please email:
Douglas Crabbe, Principal Teacher, Inclusion and Wellbeing Service. 
Emma Sowerby, Head Teacher, Inclusion and Wellbeing Service.
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Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post. All appointments will be made on merit.

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