Pupil Support Assistant Level 2(FIF08143)

Fife Council
Posted

  • Location: Dunfermline
  • £16,838 to £18,959 per annum, Scottish Joint Council FC 4 GBP 16838
  • Hours: Part Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: FIF08143

Job Description

Contract Type: Temporary until 29 June 2018

Working Pattern: 29.1 hours per week : Monday and Tuesday 6.3 hours per day / Wednesday to Friday 5.5 hours per day)

Interview Date: Tuesday 5 September 2017

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the attached Job Pack. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for. The main terms and conditions of employment are also available via the above link

Under the direction and supervision of a class teacher or senior member of staff, you will assist the class teacher by supporting children and young people who have been identified as requiring additional support. Supporting an effective learning and teaching environment through inclusive practice.

Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.33 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.

Requirements 2 National 4’s, or 2 Standard Grades General, or 2 O Grades or equivalent (SCQF Level 4 or above). Please refer to http://www.scqf.org.uk/framework-diagram/Framework.htm.

 

Basic IT Skills.

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland.

Responsibilities

As a Pupil Support Assistant 2, you will be responsible for:

Supporting pupils/children individually or in small groups in school/curricular activities to enhance personal development e.g. in the playground/leisure activities/school outings/practical class activities.

Supervising pupil/child self-administration of medication. Offering a level of care to enable the pupil/child to function to their full potential e.g. toileting, administrating medication in line with agreed training procedures and encouraging self- help and independence.

Supporting pupil/child’s mobility on an emergency/short-term basis and for low level needs. Supervising non-teaching areas e.g. corridors and cloakrooms or pupils during non-teaching times e.g. wet playtimes, break times. Carrying out support programmes designed by visiting specialists e.g. speech and language programmes, physiotherapy and/or occupational therapy programmes. Supporting pupil(s)/children to follow instructions given by the class teacher, providing reassurance as necessary. Contributing to written records of the progress of pupil support programmes. The Individual

You will have the ability to demonstrate tact, sensitivity and patience within this role. The individual will have an appreciation of the range of additional needs that pupils may have e.g. communication, physical, and social, emotional, behavioural. Problem solving and communication skills are also essential for this post.

In Fife Council How We Work Matters and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees:

Take ownership Focus on customers Work together Embrace technology & information Deliver results

 For Further Information Please Contact: Annette Merrett on 03451 555 555 Ext 490705 or email Annette.merrett@fife.gov.uk

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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