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Ref no:
EAL06219
Published:
22/10/2021
Closes:
7/11/2021
Location:
Knox Academy, Pencaitland Road, Haddington, EH41 4DT
Salary:
£27,498 - £41,412 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Vacancy Information

Days of Work: Monday - Friday
To start ASAP

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join East Lothian Council’s Communication Provision at Knox Academy - Meadowpark for secondary aged pupils with autism and communication difficulties who require a highly individualised and adapted approach to teaching and learning.  The provision currently provides places for 36 pupils from across the county and is housed in a newly refurbished Victorian infant school close to Knox Academy.

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.

Meadowpark aims to provide each pupil with an individualised curriculum according to their identified strengths and needs.  Staff focus on developing communication skills, skills for independence and emotional well-being.  Staff seek to promote the ability of each pupil to perform tasks necessary for life after school, to the highest level possible (including national qualifications) across all areas of the curriculum.

Meadowpark staff work very closely with a range of professionals from education services, health personnel, social work and other organisations offering specialist services to our young people to offer the best possible co-ordinated support necessary to ensure our pupils will benefit from school education.

This post requires a dynamic teacher with experience of working with pupils with autism/severe and complex needs, their families and associated professionals.  

Job Details

To carry out the duties of the class teacher within the Communication Provision, providing a stimulating and enriching educational experience based on the aims, purposes and principles of A Curriculum for Excellence.

Major Tasks

To teach pupils within the Communication Provision.
To teach all stages within the provision together with associated preparation and correction. 
To provide advice and guidance to pupils on issues related to their education.
To teach in accordance with national guidelines and school policies.
To promote and safeguard the health, welfare and safety of pupils.
To work in partnership with the team around the child, i.e. with parents, support staff and other professionals.
To develop and implement, in collaboration with parents and all relevant professionals, each pupil's  Coordinated Support Plan, Individual Education Plan and staged intervention and assessment processes.
To assist in reviews of educational progress with parents and professionals.
To participate in all school activities both curricular and extra curricular.
To participate in training and staff in-service.
To be willing to administer first aid and any medication when required .
To be willing to assist in all matters of personal hygiene of each pupil.
To welcome colleagues from other schools and to share knowledge and experiences

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') 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 be considered for interview.

The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work.  Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours.  Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Registered with GTCS as a teacher of relevant subject
For Permanent Posts: Full GTCS Registration is required.
For Temporary Posts: Full/Provisional GTCS Registration is required.

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 will be 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.UKwebsite.

Additional Information

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

Please Note - Pay arrangements for those starting after 1st day of school session
In accordance with Teachers Conditions of Service (SNCT - Appendix 2.19), Teachers who commence employment with East Lothian Council after the first day of the school session will have their salary for the remainder of the school salary year (which runs from 1 August to 31 July each year),  recalculated to reflect how teachers accrue leave and pay.   

In these circumstances, a calculation will be carried out upon commencement of employment and leave and pay will be adjusted.  Further information will be provided to the successful candidate should this be applicable. 

East Lothian Council Secondary Schools
Further details on all East Lothian Council Secondary Schools, including individual school websites can be found here: Secondary 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 (either electronically or by mail).  All our vacancies must be applied for by fully completing the on-line application form.  Although there is an ‘import data from my CV’ function on MyJobScotland, this only imports very limited data and should not be relied upon to complete the application form. 

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