Pupil Support Assistant HLTA

July 11, 2024
£21000 - £21000

Job Description

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Job Title: Pupil Support Assistant (HLTA)

Location: Falkland House School Falkland

Salary: £21,000 per annum

Contract: Permanent, Term Time Only

Hours: 33.5 hours per week; Monday to Friday, 12.30-16.30 Monday, 08.45-16.15 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 09:00-12.30 Friday

UK applicants only. This role does not offer sponsorship.

As part of our continued growth, we now have a fantastic opportunity for a Pupil Support Assistant (HLTA) to join our close-knit team at Falkland House School located in Falkland.

About the role

We are looking for dynamic and engaging candidates with a passion for teaching, learning and supporting students with education. We anticipate that this position will be focussed on supporting one student who finds it difficult to regulate and attend class and therefore finds it difficult to attain academically. The ideal candidate will need to be able to build a positive and consistent relationship with this young person and demonstrate patience, resilience and consistency. We value creativity and welcome any candidate who can help us find creative ways to engage this student in education and support them to attain to their academic potential.

You will be working within a small, supportive, education team who are committed to delivering specialised education to the highest standards. At Falkland House School we pride ourselves on our ability to have a positive impact upon the lives of vulnerable young people through consistent approaches to education and care. We are motivated by the firm believe that our pupils can achieve their potential through high levels of support and guidance. A strong commitment to collegiate activity is required.


  • Previous experience in similar role


  • Relevant qualifications at SCQF level 4/5 or above.

About the school

Falkland House School is an in independent residential and day school for boys from primary to aged 18 years. Our pupils have a range of Additional Support Needs primarily Autistic Spectrum Condition. We were the first independent school in Scotland (outside of the NAS) to receive accreditation from the National Autistic Society. All of our pupils are able to access a mainstream curriculum, but not in a mainstream environment.

Options Autism is part of the Outcomes First Group and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

For over 16 years Options Autism have provided care and education to pupils, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. As part of Outcomes First Group, we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

We are really proud to say that in 2024, Outcomes First Group were officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the fifth year running.

Why join Options Autism?


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Teachers Pension
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants will be subject to PVG checks through Disclosure Scotland.We expect all our employees to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.