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Ref no:
EAL05730
Published:
18/6/2021
Closes:
4/7/2021
Location:
Knox Academy, Pencaitland Road, Haddington, EH41 4DT
Salary:
£22,501 - £24,600 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Temporary
Position Type:
Term Time Part Time
Hours:
28 hours per week

This position has expired.

Vacancy Information

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

Temporary until 30th June 2022
Days and Hours of Work:
38 weeks per year (term time)
Monday-Thursday 08:30-15:25
Friday: 08:30  - 12:15  

To start  August 2021

Knox Academy is a truly comprehensive school situated in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland.  At census 2020 the roll was 769.  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 Pupil Support Worker to join the team at Knox Academy.

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 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

As part of the Pupil Support Team, provide support to secondary aged pupils (including Pupil Support Base) with a range of social emotional and behavioural difficulties in accordance with agreed aims, objectives and standards.

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
A minimum of SVQ1/Standard Grade General level English/Maths or National 4
English/Maths or Literacy/Numeracy or Intermediate 1 Communication/Numeracy and/or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience.

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/nonteachinginfo

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.

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