Pupil Support Assistant (MOR03464)

The Moray Council
Posted

  • Location: Elgin
  • £16,584 to £17,854 per annum, SJC Grade 3 (37 hrs)
  • Hours: Part Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: MOR03464

Job Description

Assist teaching staff in providing a supportive and positive learning experience for children with additional support needs, assisting them with their personal needs and promoting their independence.

Responsibilities Support Learning and Teaching Activities. Provide support to children and young people with additional support needs. Attend to the personal care and health including the medical needs of pupils with additional support needs and assist in maintaining a safe, healthy and hygienic environment. Support pupils with their mobility needs. The Individual Experience of working with children & young adults of school age in a caring and supportive environment Educated to ‘standard’ level or equivalent and a demonstrable understanding of English and Arithmetic. Ability to observe professional confidentiality and implement sound judgement Ability to use initiative Ability to communicate at all levels Ability to work under guidance and direction of teaching staff Ability to assist young people with special educational needs in personal/medical care. Ability to express a patient and non-confrontational approach when dealing with children and young people who display challenging behaviour. Ability to demonstrate empathy and tolerance and to respond positively to a variety of additional support needs Ability and commitment to undertake further training /development as required Rapport with children/young adults Flexible and adaptable to the changing needs of the Service Reliable Ability to work as part of a team Effective interpersonal skills and organisational skills Ability to work under pressure in a demanding environment Able to assist in and carry out certain lifting tasks associated with the care of dependant young people

Temporary up to 28 June 2019

Closing Date: 19 October 2018
Starting Salary: £16,584 (pro rata)
£8.62 per hour
9.25 hours per week (term time only)

Proposed interview date: 31 October 2018

For further information contact: New Elgin Primary School 01343 547587
(Please note there will be limited staff availability during the school holidays, 8th-19th October)

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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