Learning Support Worker - Gressy Loan and Anderson High School

Shetland Islands Council

  • Location: Lerwick
  • £10.63 to £12.14 per hour, F/G
  • Hours: Part Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: SIC03205

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Anderson High School is a six year school, serving Lerwick and the surrounding areas, with our associated primary schools of Bells Brae, Hamnavoe, Nesting, Scalloway, Sound, Tingwall and Whiteness. In addition, pupils from the small islands of Fair Isle, Foula and Fetlar attend the school for up to six years. The school also serves all pupils in Shetland for S5 and S6, except for those attending Brae High School. There are extensive transport arrangements into Lerwick, and Halls of Residence accommodation for those pupils unable to travel each day.

In September 2018, 922 pupils were enrolled at Anderson High School. There were 66.77 full-time equivalent teachers and 12.4 Support for Learning teachers, based at Anderson High, supporting pupils from across Shetland. The Head Teacher is Ms Valerie Nicolson and further information about the school can be found at https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/sh/anderson/

To assist in the management and education of children and young people with additional support needs (ASN). 

A Learning Support Worker may be asked to work with any child or group of children either within a department or within a mainstream class. They may be asked to work alongside and with specific guidance from any teacher within a School. Work around an individual child may be based on an individualised education programme. This programme is followed by all staff working with the child / young person and may involve working with professionals and therapists e.g. Speech Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Child Psychologist, etc.

More detail is provided in the Job Profile, Person Specification and Conditions of Service Summary attached to the bottom of this advert.

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Additional Information The grade of this post is F/G Rate of pay shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £1.0846 per hour This post is not career graded Temporary Term Time Part Time post for 30.0 Hours per Week, 39.00 weeks per year Temporary contracts for a period of approximately 19 months Preferred candidates will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update prior to a formal offer of employment being made This post is specifically to work with a young person with autism A relocation package does not apply to this post We will pay interview expenses from within Shetland Not suitable for Job Share Not suitable for Remote Working

During the application process you are required to give the names of two persons not related to you, who we can contact to provide a reference to support your application.

This post is based at Gressy Loan, Lerwick. The work may be carried out at an alternative site and in the community as well as at the Anderson High School itself.

For further details relating to this post, please contact: Michelle Grant, Principal Teacher - Support for Learning, on 01595 743709 or email michelle.grant@shetland.gov.uk

If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online, please call 01595 744032.

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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