Pupil Support Assistant Level 3 (FIF08465)

Recruiter
Fife Council
Location
Scotland
Salary
£21,399 - £24,384 per year Pro Rata
Posted
13 Sep 2017
Closes
21 Sep 2017
Ref
FIF08465
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time


Job Description

Work Pattern: 16.75 hours per week, Wednesday 3.25 hours, Thursday-Friday 6.75 hours per day. 

Interview Date: Monday 25 September 2017

Please note: This position is working with Children who have social, emotional and behavioural needs.

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

Supervised by a member of the school's management team the post holder will assist teaching staff in supporting pupils with significant learning needs to access the curriculum and to promote inclusion and accessibility to the school experience for pupils by providing tuition and support. The Pupil Support Assistant 3 will also provide support to pupils with associated health and care needs.

Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.51 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
  • Educated to SCQF Level 7 which includes HNC Childhood Practice, SVQ Social Services Children and Young People or equivalent;
  • An understanding of child development skills to deal with pupils' learning and social, emotional and behavioural needs;
  • 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 a Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland.



Responsibilities

As a Pupil Support Assistant 3 , you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting pupils/children individually or in small groups in planned curricular activities and in the case of teacher absence, continuing to implement the planned learning programme for a short period (up to and including 3 days).
  • Contributing to a stimulating learning environment and programme by supporting the work of the teacher and assisting in the timetabling and organisation.
  • Contributing to preparing, planning, target setting, and reporting procedures for individual pupil plan and Child's Plan as appropriate.
  • Liaising with parents/carers and partner agencies and contribute to the overall ethos of the school.
  • Contribute towards risk assessments associated with school activities.
  • Using specialist equipment to enable pupils with severe physical impairment to access Information Communication Technology (ICT) and being familiar with specific technologies for each subject.


The Individual

You will have ability to demonstrate tact, sensitivity and patience within this role and will have the ability to offer support in a sensitive way while maintaining confidentiality and a professional approach. Being familiar with specific technologies for each subject (e.g. computers, flashcards, number lines) along with problem solving and communication skills are 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: Neil Munro, 01592 583368 or neil.munro-an@fife.gov.uk 



See also:
Education & Children's Services Directorate Information.docx
PSA3AcceptedQualifications.pdf
RR82 TandCs March 2015.doc
Pupil Support Assistant 3 G031.03.pdf