Pupil Support Assistant Level 2 (FIF06308)Vacancy posted: Friday, 13 January 2017
Salary: £16,838 - £18,959
Closing date: 22 January 2017
Job ref. no.: FIF06308
Contract Type : Temporary until 29 June 2017
Working pattern : 25 hours per week - Monday - Thursday 5.25 hours per day & Friday 4 hours per day
Interview date : week commencing 30 January 2017
Under the direction and supervision of a class teacher or senior member of staff, you will assist the class teacher by supporting children and young people who have been identified as requiring additional support. Supporting an effective learning and teaching environment through inclusive practice.
Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.33 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.
Requirements 2 National 4's, or 2 Standard Grades General, or 2 O Grades or equivalent (SCQF Level 4 or above). Please refer to http://www.scqf.org.uk/framework-diagram/Framework.htm. 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 www.sssc.uk.com 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.Responsibilities
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.
About Fife Council
We employ 20,000 people to provide 900 different services to 360,000 people and, we have one of the highest overall customer satisfaction ratings for a Council in the UK. The services we provide range from education, social work, housing, and community services to transportation, looking after the environment and developing the economy.
We are a large organisation and have a wide range of job roles from teachers, social care workers, community education workers, and planners, to support roles, like accountancy, IT and HR, not to mention communications and marketing, and law.
We operate the Positive about Disabled People scheme, commonly known as the 'double tick scheme', as we are committed to employing and supporting disabled people and offer a guaranteed interview to any applicant who considers him/herself to be disabled and who meets the minimum essential criteria for the post.
If you're looking for a real career challenge, you'll find it here in Fife!
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