Pupil Support Assistant Level 2

Recruiter
Fife Council
Location
Scotland
Salary
£16,838 - £18,959 per year Pro Rata
Posted
09 Aug 2017
Closes
17 Aug 2017
Ref
FIF08119
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time


Job Description

Contract Type: Temporary until 29 June 2018

Working Pattern: 25 hours per week

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 tohttp://www.scqf.org.uk/framework-diagram/Framework.htm.
  • NC in Early Education and Childcare at SCQF Level 6 or SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 6 or Professional Development Award in Education Support Assistance at SCQF Level 6 or equivalent or, a commitment to achieve in the first period of registration as required by the Employer.  Failure to gain this qualification will mean you can no longer be employed in this role. Further details can be found at www.sssc.uk.com or from a Headteacher (Please note this is for Early Learning Centres/Primary and Special schools only).
  • Ability to register with SSSC within 6 months of taking up employment in this role (Early Learning Centres/Primary and Special schools only) and must complete the required Post Registration Training and Learning (PRTL) over the registration period.
  • Basic IT Skills.

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland, in addition to which you will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of taking up employment



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 : Deborah Davidson 03451 55 55 55 EXT 496746 or email Deborah.Davidson@fife.gov.uk



See also:
Pupil Support Assistant 2.pdf
RR82 TandCs March 2015.doc
Education & Children's Services Directorate Information.docx