Pupil Support Officer - ASL Service - EDN27817


Pupil Support Officer - ASL Service - EDN27817

£20,001 - £30,000

CITY OF EDINBURGH COUNCIL, Craigmillar, City of Edinburgh

  • Part time
  • Temporary

Posted 1 week ago, 4 Jun | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: 18-06-2024 (In 3 days)

job Ref: EDN27817

Full Job Description

Job Description

Children, Education & Justice Services

Pupil Support Officer - Fixed Term to 22/12/2024
Additional Support for Learning Service - East Edinburgh

Salary: £26,788- £30,751 (Pro-rata for part time and sessional)
Hours: 26 per week, 39 weeks sessional

Are you kind, caring and passionate about helping children and young people disengaged from learning or experiencing difficulty in their lives? Do children and young people respond well to your support? ASL is looking for a Pupil Support Officer (PSO) with such attributes. The role involves working as part of a wider team to assess, develop and implement the delivery of effective supports, including modelling and coaching of developmentally appropriate strategies and the delivery of training, to build staff capacity in mainstream schools across the city. The successful candidate will also lead on groups for children and young people within schools and out in the community.

The successful candidates will have substantial experience working with children and young people presenting with additional support needs arising from social, emotional and behavioural needs and/or autism. They need to be creative, well organised, effective communicators who are passionate about supporting children and young people with additional support needs. They need to have experience of working as part of a team.

Whilst this role is being advertised for the East of the city, the Additional Support for Learning service is a peripatetic service and applicants must be willing to work anywhere in the city. The successful candidate could be asked to work in any school in the city, including our specialist provision and with a range of needs including support for children with personal care and children and young people who require support with self or mutual regulation which sometimes can result in physical harm.

This post is regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. An unconditional offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

As part of our goal to improve our organisational culture and create a great place to work together for the people of Edinburgh, we want to make sure that we’re bringing the best people into our roles, not just in their skills and experience but also in their approach to work.


To help achieve this, we’re changing the way we interview and assess candidates by moving from a competency-based interview approach to a behavioural and technical (skills for the job) based approach. This new way of interviewing will allow us to assess how you think and how you would bring Our Behaviours of Respect, Integrity and Flexibility into your ways of working.

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.

You can find out more on Our Behaviours web page Our Behaviours – The City of Edinburgh Council

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.

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