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Ref no:
WEL05130
Published:
10/9/2021
Closes:
26/9/2021
Location:
Linlithgow Academy, Braehead Road, Linlithgow, EH49 6EH
Salary:
£20,553 - £22,486 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Part Time
Hours:
27.5 hours per week

This position has expired.

Advert

1 x 27.5 hrs per week - Fixed Term until 14 August 2022, 39 weeks per year

The closing date for this post is provisionally set at 26 September 2021.  West Lothian Council reserve the right to close this post early depending on applicant response levels

We are keen to employ a diverse workforce that reflects the people of Scotland. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and particularly from groups currently under-represented, including people with disabilities, those from minority ethnic communities or from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds

Interviews will be held on Thursday 30th September 2021.

Linlithgow Academy is a six-year comprehensive school offering our 1310 students in the Linlithgow Area a progressive, relevant, challenging and enjoyable curriculum with opportunities for personalisation and choice. We strive to ensure that students have the highest quality learning experiences.

We offer the full range of National Qualifications found in a modern Scottish secondary school. We aim to provide experiences that result in a creative and enterprising attitude in our students, to develop young people with a sense of pride and ambition to contribute positively to the local, national and international community.

Linlithgow Academy offers the opportunity for all students to succeed. The excellent facilities available, allied to commitment of our staff, allow us to offer all of our students the highest possible standard of education in a safe, caring and stimulating environment - an environment in which all members of the school community are valued and their achievements recognised.

Our mission statement “Learning for Improvement, Aspiring to Achieve”, underpins our collaborative approach to improvement where every voice is important and valued. The school values – Providing engaging and Inclusive learning, Building Positive Relationships, Developing Skills for Progression, Nurturing a Positive Mindset, - underpin all decision making in the daily life of the school.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Pupil Support Worker – Advanced Level

The key duties of this post are:

  • to work with and support school pupils by undertaking a range of activities relating to the general supervision, safety, care and wellbeing of pupils under the direction of the designated teacher; and to act as a facilitator for the full participation and integration of children and young people with severe to complex needs.

The skills and experience you must have are:

  • the ability to demonstrate experience and knowledge required to carry out the higher level duties outlined in the job description; a working knowledge of alternative communication methods; and the ability to undertake training and apply your learning to the care of the pupils with severe and complex needs (e.g. administering medication); SSSC registration (or must be obtained within six months of appointment)

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the West Lothian Council

This position requires registration with the SSSC. The successful candidate will have six months from commencement in this post to register with the SSSC.  If you are already registered with SSSC you will be required to add West Lothian Council to your account.

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