Pupil Support Assistant (Autism) (TEMPORARY) (MOR02864)

Favourite Moray Council
Ref no: MOR02864
Closes: Friday, 23rd February 2018
Published: Friday, 9th February 2018
Location: Elgin Academy Morriston Road Elgin Moray
Salary: £16,584 - £17,854 per year Pro Rata
Hours: 27.50 weeks per year
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Term Time Part Time
Organisation: Moray Council
Category: Education
Sub-category: Pupil Support

Job Description

Assist teaching staff in providing a supportive and positive learning experience for children with autism and complex needs, assisting them with their personal needs and promoting their independence both within a secure enhanced provision and in the local community.

Responsibilities

Support Learning and Teaching Activities.
Provide support to children and young people with autism and complex needs.
Attend to the personal care and health including the medical needs of pupils with complex needs and assist in maintaining a safe, healthy and hygienic environment.
Support pupils with their mobility needs.

The Individual

Experience of working with children & young adults with autism of school age in a caring and supportive environment
Experience working in an educational setting
Educated to ‘standard’ level or equivalent and a demonstrable understanding of English and Arithmetic.
Ability to observe professional confidentiality and implement sound judgement
Ability to use initiative
Ability to communicate at all levels
Ability to work under guidance and direction of teaching staff
Ability to assist young people with special educational needs in personal/medical care.
Ability to express a patient and non-confrontational approach when dealing with children and young people who display challenging behaviour.
Ability to demonstrate empathy and tolerance and to respond positively to a variety of complex additional support needs
Ability and commitment to undertake further training /development as required
Rapport with children/young adults
Flexible and adaptable to the changing needs of the Service
Reliable
Ability to work as part of a team in a base environment
Effective interpersonal skills and organisational skills
Ability to work under pressure in a demanding environment
Able to assist in and carry out physical interventions as required.

TEMPORARY MATERNITY COVER UNTIL 29 JUNE 2018

Closing Date: 23 February 2018
Starting Salary: £16,584 (Pro rata)
£8.62 per hour
27.5 hours per week (term time only)

Proposed Interview Date: 8 March 2018

For further information, contact Pamela Parrott - 01343 543485

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