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  • Ref no: EAL03752
  • Published: 1/3/19
  • Closes: 17/3/19
  • Location: Knox Academy, Pencaitland Road, Haddington, EH41 4DT
  • Rate: £9 - £10 per hour
  • Contract Type: Temporary
  • Position Type: Term Time Part Time
  • Hours: 27.5 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale

Salary: £18194-£19910 per annum pro rata (£9.97-£10.91 per hour)
Part-time temporary post until June
27.5 hours per week, term time
Mon-Thurs 08.56-15.50, Fri 8.53-12.05
To start ASAP

Knox Academy is a truly comprehensive school situated in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland. At census 2018 the roll was 739. Our school values are Ambition, Respect and Community and we work through these values to ensure all pupils feel included and valued. We aim to support all our young people to strive to reach their potential and leave to a positive and sustained destination. We aim to be the best we can, in all that we do for our young people and to give them a high quality educational experience.

An opportunity has arisen for a temporary ASN Auxiliary to join the team at Knox Academy.

The curriculum provides a full range of subjects from Sl-S6. We aim to meet the needs of all the pupils, providing a curriculum that is appropriate in terms of breadth, depth and challenge. We endeavour to treat all pupils as individuals and hope that they, their parents/carers and the community will work in partnership to provide them with the support and opportunities that will enable them to make their next educational steps. Pupils are encouraged to access the extensive and varied menu of extra-curricular activities on offer.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, energetic and with the ability to communicate their enthusiasm to engage pupils that have additional support needs, either in the classroom setting or offering continuity for pupils with particular challenges that may involve working 1:1 or with small extracted groups intensely. Proven experience of working with vulnerable young people is essential, as is the ability to be flexible to deliver alternative curriculum opportunities for pupils, both in and off the school campus. A candidate with proven experience or recognised training supporting pupils with complex needs would be a distinct advantage.

A commitment to ongoing relevant professional development is desirable and would be supported by the school.

Job Details

To provide care and assistance to individuals and small groups of pupils with additional support needs.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Related Documents') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form. 

You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to reach the interview stage.  In cases where the majority of applicants meet all the essential criteria, the desirable criteria will be used to form a final short-leet.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Good standard of general education
Experience of working with or caring for children with additional support needs

Nursery Only: SSSC registration or agreement to register within 6 months from the date of appointment to this post is essential.

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups are required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Additional Information

For additional East Lothian Council employment information please click on the following link:
www.eastlothian.gov.uk/nonteachinginfo 

East Lothian Council Schools:
Further details on all East Lothian Council Primary and Secondary Schools, including individual school websites can be found here: http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/directories/878/schools

If you have any difficulties creating an account on MyJobScotland or applying for this post please contact the MyJobScotland support team via this link:
https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/contact-us

If you require further information about this vacancy, please call 01620 827868, or email us on recruitment@eastlothian.gov.uk

Please note: we do not accept CV's. There is no function to allow you to upload a CV to MyJobScotland and we do not accept CV's by post or email.  All our vacancies must be applied for by completing the on-line application form.