Pupil Support Worker (Advanced) x 2, Pinewood School (386.34) C/D 02/10/16

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West Lothian Council
21 Sep 2016
02 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time


29.5 hrs per week, 39 weeks per year, salary pro rata 

Under the direction of the designated teacher, the postholder will work with and support school pupils by undertaking a range of activities relating to the general supervision, safety, care and well being of pupils.

The postholder will act as a facilitator for the full participation and integration of children and young people with severe to complex needs. A young person may be deemed to have severe and complex needs if they typically have severe learning difficulties in combination with one or more of the following needs:

Use of alternative or augmentative method of communication.
A need to use adaptive technology/specialised software.
A need for a high level of specialised multi agency support.
A need for modification to the physical environment.
A need for a high level of specialised resources.

This position requires registration with the SSSC. The successful candidate will have six months from commencement in this post to register with the SSSC.

This post is considered Regulated Work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scotland Act 2007. From 28 February 2011 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 West Lothian Council.


Pinewood School is a special school which provides children and young people who have additional learning needs an opportunity to access high quality learning and teaching. The curriculum is designed and adapted to meet the diverse needs of individual learners.

The school is based in the village of Blackburn and has strong community links.

The school has both a primary and a secondary department. The primary department has 66 pupils within 9 classes and the secondary department has 42 pupils within 6 classes. We were delighted to welcome a new primary 1 class to school this session.

During the session 2015/2016 the school roll comprised of 117 pupils, Head Teacher, Depute Head Teacher, two Principal Teachers, 1 Acting Principal Teacher and 22  members of teaching staff, 12 Nursery Nurses and a team of 36 pupil support workers.

Pinewood Vision:

Our vision as a school community is to provide relevant, supportive and challenging learning experiences. A community where learners are given opportunities to develop a positive attitude towards lifelong learning promoting more independent living.

We base our values on creating:

Positive ethos


Nurturing Environment

Empowering young people


Opportunities for all


Dedicated to success

See also:
386.34 - Pupil Supprot Worker Advanced.pdf