Pupil Support Assistant (Fixed Term)

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Aberdeenshire Council
£3,711 - £4,021 per year
20 Sep 2016
27 Sep 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on the attachments below. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for.

You have knowledge and experience of children and young people and are interested in pursuing a career working in an educational environment. You have a mature approach to emotionally demanding work, can use your own initiative and have the ability to respect confidentiality. Experience of working with children and/or young people with additional support needs is desirable as is the ability to communicate effectively with children who have a range of learning difficulties.

Assist teachers in promoting achievement and raising the standards of pupil attainment and provide general support in relation to the needs of the class and individuals’ care, health and wellbeing and safety; to ensure a secure and safe environment

There is a responsibility for the post holder to demonstrate a commitment to quality service delivery through continuous improvement for the benefit of the Service and the organisation

Candidates will be expected to have academic achievement to Scottish National Level 4 or 5, Standard Grades or equivalent transferable experience and skills

Initially you will be based in the location advertised, but you may be required to work elsewhere within the Mintlaw CSN.  There is a requirement to be flexible in school location within the cluster, according to individual circumstances and work with a range of pupils from P1 – S6

This post is regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check.  Where applicable, this post also requires an Overseas Criminal Record Check.  A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

This post has a minimum requirement of 1 reference. This must be your current or most recent employer.

Duration: For a period not exceeding 31 May 2017

Informal enquiries to : Briony Mair Tel 01771 623580


  • Supervise pupils whilst in attendance in learning environments, and assist in providing a healthy, safe and hygienic environment 
  • Encourage pupil independence, and with appropriate training, assist with personal care, and support physical needs 
  • Provide individual support, where required over the course of the day
  • Assist pupils with practical input and support in specific subject or work areas
  • Maintain learning resources under the guidance of a teacher
  • Assist the teacher, as part of a team, in the planning, delivery and review of activities
  • Encourage an inclusive environment in line with authority and school policies and adhere to child protection and all relevant legislation
  • Implement school policies on promoting positive relationships
  • With appropriate training attend to basic first aid requirements

The following duty is performed on a voluntary basis:

  • Attend to individual healthcare or medical needs, including the administration of medicines

The Individual


Please see attached job profile for essential and desirable criteria.

See also:
Job Profile Pupil Support Assistant April 2016.pdf
Applying for a job with Aberdeenshire Council.pdf