Penicuik High School is an ambitious School undergoing a rapid period of change. The school has a vision to be a higher performing school where inclusion, equity and wellbeing are the cornerstone of its delivery of education. This post will work within our Support for Learning team to provide support to young people with a range of needs both in classroom settings and/ or one-to-one support where required. If you would enjoy the challenge of working with young people to help them learn and gain essential life skills we would welcome your application
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 pupils, and provide sensitive support.
The jobholder must be familiar with child development and able to respond to the needs of individual pupils. 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 e.g. first aid, calm techniques etc.
CLOSING DATE 2 October 2020
INTERVIEW DATE 9 October 2020
Position Title: Learning Assistant ASN- Penicuik High School
Directorate: Education, Communities and Economy
Location: Penicuik High School
Contract Status: Permanent
Hours of Work: 27.50
Working Pattern: Please state
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 and/or protected adults.
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
How to apply
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 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…… click apply for full job details
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