SLA05996 - School Support Assistant (Team Leader) - SLA05996

South Lanarkshire Council

  • Location: Rutherglen
  • £10.80 to £10.96 per hour, Grade 1 Level 4
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: SLA05996

Job Description

To lead a team of school support assistants and support learning and teaching within the curriculum and the personal development of pupils.

Within South Lanarkshire Council’s Education Resources it is our mission to make positive, meaningful changes in the lives of young people. We aim to provide an exceptional learning and working environment for pupils and staff, and work in partnership with parents, support staff and other professionals.

South Lanarkshire Council is committed to the education, care and welfare of young people in a childcare environment.

You will lead and work as an effective member of the support services team within a learning community, delivering a high quality service which supports pupils and staff and contributes to a positive school ethos.

Candidates must have experience of involvement in the care and welfare of young people in a childcare environment. While a formal qualification is not essential, any of the following would be desirable:

NC in Early Education and Childcare at SCQF Level 6 SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 6 BA (Hons) Social Work (or equivalent) HNC Additional Support Needs (Supporting the Individual) National Progression Award Playwork and Child Care PDA in Education Support Assistance at SCQF Level 6 SVQ 2 Playwork at SCQF Level 6 SVQ Children's Care Learning and Development at SCQF Level 2.

Essential attributes:

Experience of working with children and/or young people in a formal setting Able to demonstrate proven IT skills* Able to supervise and lead a team of staff Flexible and adaptableInterviews will be held on *An assessment of these skills will take place on the interview date


This post is considered Regulated Work with Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.

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 South Lanarkshire Council.

Please refer to click on Code of Practice for further information about the disclosure process and best practice.

Delivering a Fairer Future – Under the Council’s positive action programme, applications for this post are particularly encouraged from male applicants.

South Lanarkshire Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position.

South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant. Veterans are guaranteed an interview where their previous employer was the armed forces and who meet the minimum requirements for the position.

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