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Earlston Primary School Earlston Berwickshire, TD4 6JQ
£22,288.88 - £23,529.88 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
24.5 hours per week

Job Details

Grade: 4B

Hourly Rate: £12.21 - £12.89

Salary: £22,288.88 - £23,529.88 pro rata per annum (Term Time Only)

Contract Duration: Temporary until 11/08/2024

Please note successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale unless they meet certain criteria.

This is a 39 week post, working hours will be during school term only, the salary will be pro-rated accordingly. Please note the salary advertised is full time (35 hours per week, 52 weeks per year).

Role Purpose

To work closely and co-operatively with teaching staff to support the needs of pupils identified as having additional needs.
To undertake tasks, which may include helping with some or all of the following, depending on the needs of the individuals: • Communication • Written tasks • Use of IT • Motor difficulties • Listening to instructions • Following instructions • Completing tasks • Mobility • Self care/personal hygiene • Toileting • Cleaning up children who have wet or soiled themselves • Social skills • Preparation of resources/materials • Supervision during intervals/lunch times • Feeding and medication (after training) To undertake support for individuals or groups as requested by the Head Teacher, Class Teacher and/or Learning Support Teacher. To assist in the implementation of plans, devised by the CT and or/LST or other agencies as required. To monitor on an informal basis the progress of pupils in learning and behaviour. To contribute to reports for pupils for discussion at review and planning meetings. To liaise with HT, CT and/or LST and other agencies as required. This profile is indicative of the nature and level of responsibility associated with the post. It is not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake such other duties as may be required by the Head of Service to meet the needs and responsibility of the Service and the Council.


No formal qualifications are required, but an acceptable standard of school education is desirable. Additional Needs Assistants will be required to undertake on the job training as and when available.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to Kevin Wilson by telephone on 01835 825216 or by email at

Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post. All appointments will be made on merit.

  • Disability Confident Employer - Employer
  • Scottish Living Wage