Modern Apprentice - Pupil Support Assistant Level 2 (FIF14746)

Glenrothes, UK
19 Sep 2019
03 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description
Contract Type: Fixed term until 1 December 2021

Working pattern: Monday to Friday 5 hours per day

Interview date: Tuesday 29 October 2019

Salary: £18302, 50% of salary in year one rising to 80% of the salary in year two

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the attached Job Pack. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for. The main terms and conditions of employment are also available via the above link

Fife Council is committed to creating employment and training opportunities for the young people of Fife. The modern apprenticeship roles are funded through the Workforce Youth Investment programme are part of this commitment.

A modern apprenticeship is a work-based training programme that leads to an industry approved qualification. The training is both on and off-the-job, which means modern apprentices (MAs) learn the right mix of skills, abilities and knowledge.

You will work under direction from the teacher alongside Early Years Officers supporting children within a nursery environment, supporting an effective learning and teaching environment through inclusive practice.

These vacancies are restricted to applicants who currently live in Fife. You must also be aged between 16 and 24 as at the (date to be confirmed by Rhona Cherrie).
  • 2 National 4's, or 2 Standard Grades General, or 2 O Grades or equivalent (SCQF Level 4 or above). Please refer to
  • NC in Early Education and Childcare at SCQF Level 6 or SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 6 or Professional Development Award in Education Support Assistance at SCQF Level 6 or equivalent or, a commitment to achieve in the first period of registration as required by the Employer. Failure to gain this qualification will mean you can no longer be employed in this role. Further details can be found at or from a Headteacher (Please note this is for Early Learning Centres/Primary and Special schools only).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Contributing to written records on the progress of pupil support programmes.
The Individual
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

For Further Information Please Contact: Rhona Cherrie, email: , telephone: 03451 555 555 ext: 444188

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