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The Lasswade Centre (Education) The Lasswade Centre Eskdale Drive, EH19 2LA
£21,208 - £22,128 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Permanent & Temporary
Position Type:
Part Time
27.5 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description


To contribute to raising standards of student achievement, for students with a range of additional support needs (ASN) and challenging behaviours, by assisting in supporting learning in class, in the Complex Needs Base and when out in the local community. 


Evidence of basic literacy and numeracy at Standard Grade General level or SVQ2 in Early Years Care and Education, or National Certificate unit in Childcare & Education, or equivalent competency, to enable the jobholder to communicate effectively with staff and students, and provide sensitive support.

The jobholder must be familiar with child development and preferably have an understanding of complex needs and challenging behaviour and be able to respond to the needs of individual students.  Jobholders should have previous experience of working in this field of work.

To be fully competent in the role jobholders will be required to undertake addition training courses eg first aid, calm techniques, peg feeding, moving and handling.  Experience in any of these areas would be desirable.

CLOSING DATE: Sunday 1 August 2021
INTERVIEW DATE: week beginning Monday 9 August 2021

Job advert

Position Title: Learning Assistant ASN x 3  – Complex Needs

Directorate: Education, Communities and Economy

Location: Lasswade High School

Contract Status: 1 x Permanent, 1 x Fixed Term to 22 December 2021 and 1 x Fixed Term to June 2022

Hours of Work: 27.50 hours per week

Working Pattern: Monday to Thursday 8.30 am – 3.20 pm (15 minute morning and 45 minute lunch unpaid break), Friday 8.30 am – 12.05 pm (15m morning unpaid break) plus an additional 50 minute 'flexible working time' each week to be agreed with line manager

Weeks per year: 39

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 27.50 hours over 39 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £13,909.82 per annum.


This post is considered Regulated Work with Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.

Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children. You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you.

For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit  


Additional information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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