Learning and Care Assistant (Supply)

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Ref no: DEE01441
Closes: Friday, 20th October 2017
Published: Friday, 29th September 2017
Location: Dundee City Council – Various Locations in Dundee
Rate: £9.96 per hour
Hours: Variable
Contract Type: Casual/Relief
Position Type: Casual/Relief
Organisation: Dundee City Council
Category: Education
Sub-category: Special Education

Job Description

Based in one of our Primary, Secondary or Specialised Schools, you will work up to 37 hours per week, term time only. When work is available you will be contacted. There is no obligation on the Children and Families Service to offer you work, nor are you obliged to accept work. Previous applicants need not re-apply.


You will have PDA ESQ qualification or equivalent (at SCQF level 6 or above - eg NC Early Education and Childcare; SVQ3 Social Care).


You will assist and support class teachers in the provision of a high standard of care and a comprehensive educational programme designed to meet the physical and developmental requirements of children and young people with additional support needs. These needs can arise from: the learning environment; medical and/or disability issues; familial circumstances; social and emotional issues.

The Individual

You will have experience of working with children and/or young people with complex and additional support needs. You will be trained, or willing to be trained, in complex healthcare needs. You will have good communication skills and the ability to be an effective team member who can assist and support class teachers. You will be able to provide a high standard of care for children and young people, remain calm in challenging situations, and be empathetic, flexible and reliable. This post is considered regulated work with children and/or protected adults, under the protection of vulnerable groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update check, prior to formal offer of employment being made by Dundee City Council.

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