Pupil Support Assistant, Perth Academy - PKC11622

Job Description Pupil Support Assistant - PKC11622 £8,686 - £9,179 (15 Hours per week, Term-time only) Perth Academy An exciting opportunity for a Pupil Support Assistant has arisen at Perth Academy working with the Support ...

Job Description

Pupil Support Assistant - PKC11622
£8,686 - £9,179 (15 Hours per week, Term-time only)
Perth Academy

An exciting opportunity for a Pupil Support Assistant has arisen at Perth Academy working with the Support for Learning Department.

Perth Academy is a large, friendly and inclusive high school with a student roll of 1,000.

You will work as part of our mainstream team to support a range of pupils with additional needs including learning, communication and social barriers to learning.

We are looking for a candidate to support our learners to access mainstream classes and achieve success, as well as working within the school’s designated support areas and undertake some 1:1 intensive recovery work with students.

We are seeking a practitioner who is highly motivated, reliable and willing to play an active role in the life and work of the support department and the wider school.

You should demonstrate kindness, empathy and patience, be solution focussed but also able to work well as part of a supportive team.

Experience (either paid or voluntary) of supporting young people with additional needs is desirable.

You should be able to demonstrate confidentiality in relation to young people and their families at all times.

The Individual

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Mick O’Gorman, Principal Teacher of Support on 01738 458000 or at PerthAcademy@pkc.gov.uk

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees.  One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE.  Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross.  If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, any offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of mandatory checks including eligibility to work in the UK, Disclosure Scotland or PVG, qualifications, references, and fitness to undertake the post.  This may also include an Overseas Criminal Records Check if you have spent time living overseas.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance.  You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender. 

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists.  Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

At PKC our values and behaviours influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer.  In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours.  Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team!

Find out more about working for Perth & Kinross Council and living in one of the most scenic areas of Scotland  Jobs, careers and employment.

What we can do for you

If you are successful in a role with Perth & Kinross Council, you will have access to a range of benefits to help your physical, mental and financial wellbeing.   

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