Pupil Support Assistant (EL&C) (MOR03737)

The Moray Council

  • Location: Buckie
  • £16,584 to £17,854 per annum, SJC Grade 3 (37 hrs)
  • Hours: Part Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: MOR03737

Job Description

Assist Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) 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.


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 young children of pre-school age in a caring and supportive environment
Educated to ‘standard’ level or equivalent and a demonstrable understanding of literacy and numeracy.
SSSC Registered
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
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


Closing Date: 22 February 2019
Starting Salary: £16,584 (pro rata)
£8.62 per hour
26 hours per week

Proposed Interview Dates: 1 March 2019

For further information, please contact Hazel Sly - 01343 563673

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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