Job Description

LOCATION:Dundee City Council – Various Locations in Dundee, DD1 1NL
SALARY:£16,608 – £18,074 per year pro rata
POSITION TYPE:Term Time Part Time
HOURS:32.5 hours per week

Job Description

Based in one of our Nursery, Primary, Secondary or Specialised Schools, you will work part time, 32.5 hours per week, other part time hours may be available. All posts are term time and temporary until June 2023.

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please contact Janette Kerr, telephone 01382 433984 or email:


You will have PDA ESQ qualification or equivalent (at SCQF level 6 or above – eg NC Early Education and Childcare; SVQ3 Social Care).


You will assist and support class teachers in the provision of a high standard of care and a comprehensive educational programme designed to meet the physical and developmental requirements of children and young people with additional support needs. These needs can arise from: the learning environment; medical and/or disability issues; familial circumstances; social and emotional issues.

The Individual

You will have experience of working with children and/or young people with complex and additional support needs. You will be trained, or willing to be trained, in complex healthcare needs.

You will have good communication skills and the ability to be an effective team member who can assist and support class teachers. You will be able to provide a high standard of care for children and young people, remain calm in challenging situations, and be empathetic, flexible and reliable.

This post is considered regulated work with children and/or protected adults, under the protection of vulnerable groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update check, prior to formal offer of employment being made by Dundee City Council.