Job Description

LOCATION: Oaklands Special School, 750 Ferry Road, Edinburgh, EH4 4PQ
SALARY: £22,956 – £26,919 per year
HOURS: 30 hours per week

Job Description

Communities and Families

Pupil Support Officer -Relationships and Emotional Health and Wellbeing/Family Liaison
Oaklands School

Salary: £22,956 – £26,919 (pro rata for part -time and sessional 39 weeks)
Hours: 30 hours per week (term time only – 39 weeks)

Oaklands School is looking for a creative, open minded and passionate individual to join our Team.

Oaklands provides a significantly adapted and supportive learning environment for learners with profound and multiple learning disabilities and often associated health care needs, aged 3 to 18 years old.  At Oaklands we benefit from on-site multi-disciplinary therapy and medical teams in addition to our education staff. This helps our learners achieve their full potential.

This individual would need to be a highly motivated team player with the interests of our wonderful children and young people at the heart of their practice. Oaklands is a unique place in which creativity, flexibility and the ability to work in a team are essential. Every member of staff at Oaklands has a duty of care to ensure the basic needs of our children and young people are met. This includes assisting with personal care and supporting with eating and drinking.

At Oaklands, we consider this to be a privilege and know that, in order for our pupils to flourish in their learning (and in all other aspects of their lives); we need to work as a team.

The successful candidate should show an understanding and appreciation of the importance of teamwork and the confidence to listen and to learn from others, while, at the same time, show a willingness to lead by example.

At Oaklands we are driven by our values of kindness, respect and dignity and are hugely passionate about providing enriching and positive experiences for our children and young people from Nursery to our Senior leavers.

In this role you will be working directly with families offering practical help and support for all pupils as appropriate.

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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