School Support Assistant (FIF16814)

Inverkeithing, UK
Closing date
28 Sep 2020

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Job Description
Working Hours: 27 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Working Pattern: Monday to Friday 5.4 hours per day

Interview Date: Week Commencing Monday 5 October 2020

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking here 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.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and nurturing individual to work in our busy wee school for 5 days per week. You will be supervising the learners in the lunch hall and playground as well as supporting their individual needs. You must enjoy working with children.

To assist the class teacher by undertaking a range of general and clerical tasks including preparing and maintaining classroom materials, supporting activities that contribute to the care and welfare of pupils and assisting pupils. These will normally be undertaken within the school or classroom.

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You will have general all round education with a minimum of 2 standard grades or equivalent, which demonstrates a satisfactory level of literacy and numeracy. Experience of working with children and team working is essential. You should have good communication skills and have a flexible approach to adapt to varying needs within the school as required.

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme membership through Disclosure Scotland and become a member of the relevant PVG scheme.
Key responsibilities include:
  • Organisation and maintenance of resources as required, eg recording of TV or radio programmes, distributing and collecting relevant information as part of the school curriculum
  • Escorting pupils within and outwith school premises
  • Supporting individual pupils or groups of pupils as directed
  • Developing working relationships with pupils, parents and staff
The Individual
In Fife Council the way 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: Louise Mclhatton on 01383 602422 or email
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