Learning and Care Assistant

Recruiter
myjobscotland
Location
Dundee, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
05 Aug 2019
Closes
19 Aug 2019
Ref
1221357033
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description
Based in one of our Nursery, Primary, Secondary or Specialised schools, you will work 37 or 32.5 hours per week, term time only.

Supply work is also being offered and if you are interested in this, when work is available you will be contacted. There is no obligation on the Children and Families Service to offer you work, nor are you obliged to accept work.

As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to complete an online behavioural questionnaire. This questionnaire measures how you would think or behave in the job role and your profile results will be matched against pre-determined criteria established for the job role. The link will be sent to you following the closing date with a deadline for submission.

Requirements
You will have a PDA ESQ qualification or equivalent (at SCQF level 6 or above - e.g. NC Early Education and Childcare; SVQ3 Social Care).

Responsibilities
You will assist and support class teachers in the provision of a high standard of care and a comprehensive educational programme designed to meet the physical and developmental requirements of children and young people with complex additional support needs. These needs can arise from: the learning environment; complex healthcare needs and/or disability issues; familial circumstances social and emotional issues.

The Individual
You will have experience of working with children and/or young people with complex and additional support needs. You will be trained, or willing to be trained, in complex healthcare needs.

You will have effective communication skills and the ability to be an effective team member who can assist and support class teachers. You will be able to provide a high standard of care for children and young people, and be empathic, flexible and reliable.

This post is considered regulated work with children and/or protected adults, under the protection of vulnerable groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update check, prior to formal offer of employment being made by Dundee City Council.

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