Pupil Support Assistant Additional Support for Learning Service
Communities and Families
Pupil Support Assistant
ASL Service, Niddrie Mains Road
Salary: £17,191 - £19,877 (pro rata for part-time and sessional)
Hours: 30 per week, term-time only (39 weeks)
Post 1: Permanent
Post 2: Fixed-term until 28 June 2019
The ASL Service provides targeted interventions to support children and young people (0 -18 years) across all sectors with additional support needs. We are a peripatetic service and applicants must be willing to work anywhere in the city.
The PSA, is part of a larger team,and will work with children and young people throughout their school years, who have an additional support needs. This can include children and young people whose needs arise from learning disabilities, specific language or communication disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down's Syndrome, social emotional and behaviour difficulties, disrupted education.
The team work in the following ways:-
• observation, assessment and planning to meet children and young people’s needs in collaboration with families and
other key professionals.
• building capacity of educational establishment staff and families to meet the needs of the children and young people
• individual, group or whole class support in educational establishments, home and/or community settings, supporting
learners to develop skills for learning, life and work
• promotion of social inclusion and positive relationships
• advice, training, resources and strategies for school staff to help them support a wide diversity of additional needs
Applications are especially invited from people with experience of supporting learners who have a range of support needs specialist knowledge and experience. The ability to work collaboratively with a range of practitioners to help create high quality inclusive teaching and learning environments is essential. This post may be offered for a secondment to CEC substantive postholders.
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 City of Edinburgh Council.