ASN Auxiliary - Knox Academy

Favourite East Lothian Council
Ref no: EAL02028
Closes: Sunday, 11th June 2017
Published: Friday, 2nd June 2017
Location: Knox Academy, Pencaitland Road, Haddington
Rate: £9.79 - £10.73 per hour
Hours: 27.50 hours per week
Contract Type: Temporary
Position Type: Term Time Part Time
Organisation: East Lothian Council
Category: Education
Sub-category: Pupil Support

Vacancy Information

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

Salary: £17866 - £19581 per annum pro rata (£9.79 - £10.73 per hour)
Temporary part time position until 29 June 2018
27 hours 30 minutes per week, 38 weeks per year
Mon - Thurs: 08:44 - 16:00 & Fri: 08:44 - 12:05 (less breaks)
To start 16 August 2017

Knox Academy is a state school situated in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland. At census 2016 the roll was 762. The ethos of the school revolves around the three core values of wisdom, engagement and respect. We pride ourselves on being a friendly and welcoming school. The school is accessible to all.

The curriculum provides a full range of subjects from S1-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 endeavor to treat all pupils as individuals and hope that they, their parents 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.

There is a proud tradition of excellent education in Haddington and the pupils, staff and parents of the school work hard to continue this.

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 pupil(s) with severe and/or complex needs would be a distinct advantage. A commitment to ongoing relevant professional development is desirable and would be supported by the school. The post holder will need to be flexible regarding planned breaks to accommodate the needs of pupils.

Job Details

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

Please dowload the job outline and personal specification further down the page for a full list of the duties and tasks associated with this post.

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.

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