ASN Auxiliary (x3) - Meadowpark Communication Provision, Knox Academy

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Ref no: EAL01985
Closes: Sunday, 4th June 2017
Published: Friday, 19th May 2017
Location: Knox Academy, Pencaitland Road, Haddington
Rate: £9.79 - £10.73 per hour
Hours: 27.50 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
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)
3 x Permanent part time positions are available
27 hours 30 minutes per week, 38 weeks per year
Mon - Thurs: 08:30 - 15:45 & Fri: 08:30 - 12:15 (less breaks)
To start 16 August 2017

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed Additional Support Needs Auxiliary (Learning Assistant) to be part of a team that will develop a new Communication Provision in East Lothian for secondary aged pupils with autism and communication difficulties who require a highly individualised and adapted approach to teaching and learning. The Communication Provision is part of Knox Academy, known as Meadowpark, which is a short walking distance away and will provide places for pupils from across the county. Staff and pupils will be based in a beautiful converted former Victorian building which was formerly home to Haddington Infant School.

The Provision offers pupils and staff extensive facilities including a sensory room, activity room, fully accessible meeting area, staff base, therapy rooms as well as generous outdoor space and ICT support. There is also a fully fitted apartment for pupils to develop independent living skills as they reach the Senior Phase.

The staff team is key to the success of this new provision as pupil numbers increase over time to a maximum of 30.

The successful candidate will be a member of a new and dynamic team and must be enthusiastic and energetic. Candidates must have the ability to communicate their experience and enthusiasm to engage pupils that have Communication difficulties mostly related to Autism and associated challenging behaviours. Learning will take place 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, some of who may require personal care is essential, as is the ability to be flexible to deliver alternative curriculum opportunities for pupils, both in and off the school campus. A commitment to ongoing professional development is desirable.

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


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.

Additional Information

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