Additional Needs Assistant - Inclusion & Wellbeing Service - Peebles Cluster Tweeddale

Job Details Grade: 4B Hourly Rate: £12.2131 - 12.8931 Salary: £22288.88 - £23529.88 pro rata per annum (Term Time Only) Contract Duration: Permanent Please note interviews will be held on the 13/05/2024 Please note the...

Job Details

Grade: 4B
Hourly Rate: £12.2131 - 12.8931
Salary: £22288.88 - £23529.88 pro rata per annum (Term Time Only)
Contract Duration: Permanent

Please note interviews will be held on the 13/05/2024

Please note the location of this post is Peebles Cluster - Tweeddale

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 Peebles 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 and Nurturing Approaches Strategies.


No formal qualifications are required, but an acceptable standard of school education is desirable. Additional Needs Assistants will be required to undertake on the job training as and when available.

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.

lnformal Enquires

Informal enquiries may be made to Emma Sowerby at

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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