Classroom Assistant (Supply)

15 Sep 2018
17 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Role Profile
Previous applicants need not apply as they will be considered.ROLE DEFINITION
To work under the direction of, and in partnership with, the class teacher in order to raise standards of pupil attainment and to provide support to teaching staff and pupils.
Corporate Responsibilities
  • To undertake individual role in line with the Council's Strategic Priorities and in compliance with the Council's corporate policies and procedures.
  • To undertake any other reasonably required duties as instructed by Management or someone acting on their behalf, in addition to the role specific tasks & responsibilities detailed below.

Role Specific Tasks & Responsibilities
  • Assist with pupil welfare eg. clothing, hygiene, toileting, first aid etc. and provide general support with pupil activities.
  • Encouragement of, and support for, pupils (individual or group) while they are engaged in given tasks.
  • Undertake appropriate skills training and personal development.
  • General supervision of pupils as directed by the Head Teacher and pertaining to designated classes, playground supervision, wet intervals, lining up, lunch supervision etc.
  • Involvement in anti-bullying strategies (e.g. developing playground games).
  • Provide support for pupils with special educational and medical needs.
  • Assist with daily registration and cash collection (milk money, lunch money, trip money, book-clubs etc.)
  • Assist with arrangements for excursions and parties (in co-operation with other staff, if necessary) and escorting / supervising pupils on class outings.
  • Undertake class library duties, escorting / supervising pupils, maintenance of books and other resources, returning materials and clearing up as required.
  • Setting up Audio Visual Aids equipment, accessing central resources, returning materials and clearing up as required.
  • Reprographic work, including compilation, photocopying, collation, stapling and binding of workbooks, pupil folders etc. and filing of pupil work and records.
  • Preparation of class related work including production of teacher prepared worksheets and overheads, setting up equipment / teaching aids and materials, and clearing up as required.
  • Wall displays, including children's work, posters, teaching charts and other wall displays, arranging storage as necessary.





Education and Qualifications

  • Evidence of further study or training (SQA qualification or equivalent)
  • First Aid training

  • Application Form
  • Interview


  • Previous experience of working with children

  • Application Form
  • References
  • Interview

Specialist Knowledge
  • Interest in contributing to the education and welfare of children
  • Knowledge of the curriculum
  • Computer knowledge
  • Awareness of cash handling procedures
  • Knowledge of how to mount and display materials

  • Application Form
  • Interview
  • Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children and adults
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Effective organisation skills

  • Commitment to school and council policies
  • Application Form
  • References
  • Interview

  • Required to join the PVG Scheme for this type of regulated work
  • Ability to work flexibly
  • Willing to undertake training

  • Application Form
  • Interview
  • Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Staff Values & Behaviours

North Ayrshire Council uses behavioural based approach throughout the recruitment process. Our staff values of Focus, Passion & Inspiration will be explored for this vacancy.

Further information on how to complete behaviour based application form questions is available on the Council's website.




We put our customers first

We understand the bigger picture

  • Provide excellent customer services
  • Meet and where possible exceed the expectations of internal and external customers.
  • Understand the performance levels and standards required within our own role and strive to achieve and where possible exceed these.
  • Know how the work we do fits into the overall performance of the Council.


We take pride in the jobs we do

We are ambitious for our community
  • Take ownership of our own actions and performance.
  • Reflect on the work we do and consider how it could be improved.
  • Have a positive impact on the lives of our customers and their communities.
  • Push the boundaries to help our customers and communities realise their potential.


We all look for better ways to deliver our services

We achieve the best results together
  • Find new ways to deliver improvements, efficiencies and value for money.
  • Embrace change with enthusiasm and creative ideas.
  • Work together and creatively produce the best outcomes for our customers and communities.
  • Plan all activities with the end goal in mind.

Additional Information


This post is considered Regulated Work with Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by North Ayrshire Council. Please note, successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant PVG check (£59 or £18), which will be deducted in instalments from your wages following commencement of employment. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit


For your information if this post requires references you will be notified of further details if you are successful in gaining an interview. Not providing relevant references when requested may delay the outcome of the interview process.

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