Additional Needs Assistant - Earlston Primary School

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Job Details Grade: 4B Hourly Rate: £12.21 - £12.89 Salary: £22,288.88 - £23,529.88 pro rata per annum (Term Time Only) Hours: 15 Please note interviews will be held on 29/02/2024. Please note successful applicants will...

Job Details

Grade: 4B

Hourly Rate: £12.21 - £12.89

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

Hours: 15

Please note interviews will be held on 29/02/2024.

Please note successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale unless they meet certain criteria. This is a 39 week post, working hours will be during school term only, the salary will be pro-rated accordingly. Please note the salary advertised is full time (35 hours per week, 52 weeks per year).

Role Purpose

This post is a unique and exciting opportunity to work as a peripatetic Additional Needs Assistant across a number of primary schools within the Scottish Borders, in the Kelso & Earlston Cluster.

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 primary 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. (This is the specific part of the team this post will be working within)

• 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. The successful applicant appointed to this post will be part of the dedicated Peripatetic IWS Outreach team working within the Inclusion and Wellbeing Service.

This team consists of both teachers and Additional Needs Assistants. Professionals who are passionate about 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 Strategy.

Essential

No formal qualifications are required.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to Emma Sowerby at esowerby@scotborders.gov.uk

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.