Pupil Support Assistant, Cleish Primary School

Kinross, UK
18 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description
Pupil Support Assistant (Fixed Term until 16 August 2020) - PKC0595?
£4,780 - £5,211 (11 Hours per week, Term-time only)
Cleish Primary School

Cleish Primary School is situated in the west of rural Kinross-shire. The school serves a wide catchment area which extends from Threapmuir Farm in the west to Keltybridge on the Fife border. Almost all of the children are conveyed to school on one of the two contract coaches.

Cleish Primary School is a three-teacher school with a roll of 49.
The composition of the classes this session is P1-3, P4/5 and P6/7. The hours for this post are 9am-3pm on Monday and Friday.

As a Pupil Support Assistant you will be responsible for supporting children and young people who have additional support needs access the curriculum under the direction of teachers and senior managers.

Additional support needs encompass children with complex needs and include those with challenging behaviour and will be expected to support positive behaviour management programmes and contribute to personal learning plans. Other support may involve active learning, assisting pupils with intimate care routines when required, and supervising pupils in the playground or out of school events or activities.

For further information on this post, please contact the Head Teacher, Shona Davis on 01577 867244.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.
The Individual
A genuine interest in the development of children and their well-being is essential and the important qualities are empathy, patience and an ability to engage with children and young people.

Sensitivity is also required when dealing with any care routines and to respect confidentiality at all times.

Experience in supporting children with Additional Support Needs is desirable.

An ability to work flexibly, use your initiative and work as a team member is essential.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

Find out more about working for Perth & Kinross Council and living in one of the most scenic areas of Scotland here.

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