Job Description

LOCATION: Portobello High School, 1 Milton Road, Edinburgh, EH15 3BY
SALARY: £19,687 – £19,969 per year
HOURS: 30 hours per week

Job Description

Education and Children’s Services

Pupil Support Assistant
Portobello High School

Salary: £19,687 – £19,969 (pro rata for part-time and sessional)  (sessional 39 weeks)
Hours: 30 per week

Portobello High School is currently one of the largest local authority run schools in Edinburgh with a roll of more than 1400, drawn mainly from five associate primary schools.

In October 2016, the school moved into a superb new building on Milton Road close to rail, bus and road links. This post represents a great opportunity for the right person to join a large staff team and work in a truly comprehensive setting.

We are looking for a Pupil Support Assistant to join our staff team. This post would suit someone who has previous experience working with, and to provide support for young people with high levels of needs. They will understand and value the importance of the young people’s health and wellbeing. Flexibility, enthusiasm and a commitment to inclusion are some of the key skills required to fulfil the post.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a staff that is committed to ensuring that our young people receive the highest quality of education and experiences within a nurturing school environment.
Desired qualities:

• Flexibility
• Empathy
• Resilience
• Organised
• Commitment to providing the best care and support to our students
• Ability to quickly form positive relationships with staff and students
• Energy and a positive attitude
• A good sense of humour

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Ruth McKay Head Teacher 0131 669 2324.

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.

We’re committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.  For roles in grade 5 or above, annual increments in our contribution zones are dependent on achieving agreed performance goals.

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