It is East Lothian Council’s policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.
Temporary until 1st July 2022
Days of Work:
Monday – Friday
To start ASAP
The successful applicant will work with identified pupils within the school’s inclusion support provision and applicants should have experience in supporting pupils with social and emotional needs.
Key duties included the delivery and evaluation of both 1:1 and group work programmes as part of a planned approach to supporting children with social emotional and behavioural difficulties and their engagement and attainment within school. This will included the planning and preparation of materials.
The successful candidate will liaise and work with families and other agencies to support the overall wellbeing of pupils.
Musselburgh Grammar School serves the town of Musselburgh and the surrounding villages of Wallyford and Whitecraig. The community is strong in Musselburgh and there is loyalty attached to the local Grammar School. We have approximately 1,100 pupils ranging in age from 12 to 18 and over 100 staff in total. The vision of the school is ‘to become one of the best schools in Scotland.’ This has resonated with all stakeholders and is consistent with the school motto of ‘Striving for Excellence – Caring for All.’
Our pupil centred approach and ambition for young people is also reflected in our school values. Honesty, Determination and Respect were the choices of our school in June 2015. Continuing to raise attainment is our key objective along with ensuring that our youngsters develop transferable skills for the future. We have recorded our best ever exam results at all levels in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Musselburgh is the largest town in East Lothian, has easy access to the City Bypass and is 5 miles East of Edinburgh city centre.
If you share these high expectations for young people, we would encourage you to apply for this post
As part of the Pupil Support Team, provide support to secondary aged pupils (including Pupil Support Base) with a range of social emotional and behavioural difficulties in accordance with agreed aims, objectives and standards.
Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under ‘Job Attachments’) for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job. You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form. You must ensure you meet every ‘essential’ criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.
The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work. Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours. Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.
A minimum of SVQ1/Standard Grade General level English/Maths or National 4
English/Maths or Literacy/Numeracy or Intermediate 1 Communication/Numeracy and/or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience.
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.
All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.
Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.
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