Pupil Support Assistant Level 2 (FIF05253)
Contract Duration: Temporary until 30 June 2017
Working Pattern: Monday - Friday ( 2.5 hours per day)
Interview Date: Week Commencing Monday 31 October 2016
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.
- 2 National 4’s, or 2 Standard Grades General, or 2 O Grades or equivalent (SCQF Level 4 or above). Please refer to http://www.scqf.org.uk/framework-diagram/Framework.htm.
- 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.
- A commitment to achieve an approved qualification for SSSC purposes, within the required timeframe. 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)
- 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.
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.
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
Please Contact: Patricia Shafren, Patricia.Shafren@fife.gov.uk or call 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 453399 (Direct Line)
Education & Children's Services Directorate Information.docx
RR82 TandCs March 2015.doc
I030 01 Pupil Support Assistant 2.pdf