Pupil Support Assistant (MOR02370)

Moray Council
£16,238 - £17,508 per year Pro Rata
04 Aug 2017
21 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

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.

  • 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 29 June 2018

Closing Date: 18 August 2017
Starting Salary: £16,238 (pro rata)
£8.44 per hour
20 hours per week (3 posts - term time only)
18 hours per week (1 post - term time only)

Proposed interview date: 5 September 2017

For further information contact: Millbank Primary School, 01542 831113
(Please note there will be limited availability of staff during the school holidays)

See also:
MOR02370 - Pupil Support Assistant - Millbank Primary.doc