Pupil Support Officer Vacancy

The City of Edinburgh Council are looking to recruit a Pupil Support Officer based in the Wellbeing Hub in Wester Hailes High School.

The post is permanent working 30 hours per week during term time (39 weeks per year) with a salary of £22,129 – £26,393 per year.


We are seeking a Pupil Support Officer to work in our Wellbeing Hub.  The Wellbeing Hub is part of the provision at WHHS that is designed to meet the needs of young people with social, emotional and behavioural needs with smaller classes and a high staff ratio. Run on Nurture principles, the Hub will provide a safe and welcoming environment where positive relationships and trauma-informed approaches can help young people achieve their potential. There will be a focus on developing social, emotional and communication skills as well as academic learning.

Major Tasks/Job Activities

  • Promote better relationships, better learning and better behaviour through liaising and promoting understanding between school, children, young people and families.
  • Support the development of positive relationships and emotional wellbeing of children and young people using evidence based interventions with individual learners and groups.
  • Build links with families to promote participation in their children’s learning and remove barriers to their and their children’s involvement in school life.
  • Effectively link families with, and support their attendance at, local authority evidence based parenting groups.
  • Make links with relevant organisations in the community to develop networks of support and opportunity to complement school-based and partner services and agencies support.
  • Support strengths based, solution focussed individual planning and review.
  • Support planning and delivery of whole school /individual plans for example; behaviour, family engagement, risk management and child or young people’s plans with the involvement of all key parties including parents/carers and school partners.
  • This list is indicative of activity, not exhaustive, and describes a range of typical activities undertaken by the post holder.

You can read the full job description and apply for the post online here. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 24 November 2021.

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