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Blackburn Primary School, Riddochhill Road, Blackburn, EH47 7HB
£19,971 - £22,486 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Part Time
27.5 hours per week

This position has expired.


2 x 27.5 hrs per week, 39 weeks per year - Fixed Term until 31 March 2022 

The closing date for this post is provisionally set at 1 August 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

Under the direction of the designated teacher, the postholder will work with and support school pupils by undertaking a range of activities relating to the general supervision, safety, care and wellbeing of pupils.

Blackburn Primary is a non-denominational school, serving part of the community of Blackburn in West Lothian.  The school is situated in an area of multiple deprivations and is in SIMD decile band1.

Next session the school roll is103, across 4 mainstream classes and 2 classes for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The staff consists of the Head Teacher and Principal Teacher who have responsibility for the autism resource, the mainstream school and 9 class teachers. There is nurture provision for all children in the school. There are 4 pupil support workers who support learners across the mainstream classes and 4 advanced pupil support workers who support the children in the resource classes.

Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Support (SCERTS)

Transitions within the school and the local community

Support Behaviour

Relationships with peers

Progress in learning and attainment

Relationships with staff

Good communication skills are essential and you should enjoy working as part of a team. The post holder will work in partnership with all stakeholders within Blackburn Primary School to ensure a high quality student experience and provide a differentiated curriculum for children in the Autism Resource.

Staff demonstrate strong collegiality and teamwork and this maintains the positive climate for learning in the school.  A strength of the school is strong partnerships working with partners including parents and the wider community, which is having a positive influence of the lives of children and their families. All children are nurtured and valued. Blackburn Primary School continues to ensure a progressive, cohesive programme of work in all curriculum areas to challenge learning and ensure all children are reaching their full potential. 

The post holder will provide support for teachers and children to enhance experiences and achievement for children. They will undertake a range of support activities with regard to general supervision, safety, care and well-being of the children. 

The Post Holder will work with and support pupils within the ASD resource. They will be part of the school team involved in implementing school strategies designed to improve pupil performance in the following areas:

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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