Pupil Support Assistant Level 3 - Sensory Impaired Service (FIF16929)

Glenrothes, UK
Closing date
10 Oct 2020

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Contract Type: Monday - Thursday 5 hours per day

Working Hours: 20 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Interview Date: Monday 26 October 2020

The job pack for this vacancy is attached at the bottom of the page. It provides more detailed information about the job and the type of person we are looking for.

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Supervised by a member of the school's management team the post holder will assist teaching staff in supporting pupils with significant deafness to access the curriculum and to promote inclusion and accessibility to the school experience for pupils by providing tuition and support. The Pupil Support Assistant 3 will also provide support to pupils with associated health and care needs.

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  • A level of fluency in British Sign Language sufficient to support across the curriculum.
  • Ability to travel throughout Fife on a peripatetic basis travelling between different schools.
  • An understanding of child development skills to deal with pupils' learning and social, emotional and behavioural needs.
  • 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.
As a Pupil Support Assistant 3 , you will be responsible for:
  • Supporting pupils/children individually or in small groups in planned curricular activities and in the case of teacher absence, continuing to implement the planned learning programme for a short period (up to and including 3 days).
  • Contributing to a stimulating learning environment and programme by supporting the work of the teacher of the deaf and assisting in the timetabling and organisation.
  • Contributing to preparing, planning, target setting, and reporting procedures for individual pupil plan and Child's Plan as appropriate.
  • Liaising with parents/carers and partner agencies and contribute to the overall ethos of the service.
  • Contribute towards risk assessments associated with school activities.

Using specialist equipment to enable pupils with severe physical impairment to access Information Communication Technology (ICT) and being familiar with specific technologies for each subject.
The Individual
You will have ability to demonstrate tact, sensitivity and patience within this role and will have the ability to offer support in a sensitive way while maintaining confidentiality and a professional approach. Being familiar with specific technologies for each subject (e.g. computers, flashcards, number lines) along with problem solving and communication skills are 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: Brian Shannan, , Tel 03451 55 55 55 ext 442053
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