Learning Assistant ASN - Saltersgate

Midlothian Council

  • Location: Dalkeith
  • £20,494 to £21,414 per annum, Grade 4
  • Hours: Part Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: MID02384

Job Description

Saltersgate is Midlothian’s school for pupils with additional support needs. We are situated on the Dalkeith schools campus and provide education for both primary and secondary aged pupils. The jobholder will be required to work across both primary and secondary departments.

Evidence of basic literacy and numeracy at Standard Grade level or SVQ2 in Early Years Care and Education, or National Certificate unit in Childcare & Education or equivalent competency is essential, to enable the jobholder to communicate effectively with staff and pupils, and provide sensitive support.
The Jobholder must be familiar with child development and be able to respond to the additional support needs of individual pupils. It is desirable that Jobholders have previous experience of working in this field supporting pupils with additional support needs, administering medication and providing personal and intimate care.

It is desirable that the Jobholder also has experience in manual handling, food hygiene, body spills and basic emergency first aid. However, once in post, the Jobholder will be given the opportunity and be required to undertake additional on-going training.


Position Title: Learning Assistant ASN

Position Number: ESX0109

Directorate: Education

Location: Saltersgate

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 29 hours 30 minutes per week

Working Pattern: To be arranged with the Headteacher

Weeks per year: 39 weeks per year

Closing Date: Sunday 24 June 2018

interview Date: Thursday 28 June 2018

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 29.5 hours over 39 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £14,419.22 per annum.


Regulated Work with Children

This post is considered Regulated Work with Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.

Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children. You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you.

For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit www.disclosurescotland.gov.uk

The Individual

If you have difficulty applying for this post or in accessing attached documentation, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team, stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.


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