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Ref no:
PKC07607
Published:
16/7/2021
Closes:
26/7/2021
Location:
Navigate, George Inn Lane, Perth, PH1 5LG
Salary:
£9,070 - £9,736 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Term Time Part Time
Hours:
20 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

Pupil Support Assistant - PKC07607
£9,060 - £9,736 (20 Hours per week, Term-time only)
Navigate, George Inn Lane, Perth

Navigate is an off-site supporting service for Secondary School Pupils from S1-S6 offering support to young people with social, emotional and communication difficulties which is based in Perth City.

Working in partnership with Secondary Schools, Navigate provides an individual package of additional support and education for young people whilst they remain on the school roll.  We have a team of Teachers, Pupil Support Assistants, Senior Social Care Officers, a Centre Leader and Senior Practitioner Social Worker,  who all support the young people during their time at Navigate.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team, who is compassionate, empathetic and hard working.

The Individual

As a Pupil Support Assistant, you will be expected to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to support young people to access the curriculum and help to supervise them during break and lunch times.  It may be that on occasion you will be required to transport a young person to and from a destination, in addition to supporting individual and group work with the children/young people in order to support them to reach their potential and ultimately transition back to school or a positive post 16 destination

As a member of the Navigate community you will be required to have:

A good standard of education with excellent written and oral communication skills.

Excellent time management and ability to meet deadlines.

The ability to demonstrate individual working and that of a team and deal with challenging situations in a sensitive manner.

Ability to adapt to change, decision making and problem solving is essential.

Good personal presentation, ensuring and maintaining high levels of confidentiality at all times, with the ability to contribute to team issues and communicate these effectively.

Have an awareness of Health and Safety issues in the workplace.

Ability to treat pupils, colleagues, parents/carers and customers in line with PKC policies on equalities and dignity at work.

Although this list is extensive is not exhaustive, additional duties may be designated by the Centre Leader or Senior Practitioner in line with supporting service delivery.

This post may be considered for job share.

We anticipate this post can be undertaken on or after 16 August 2021, subject to the completion of the required pre-employment checks. 

For informal enquiries about this vacancy, please contact Nichola Roberts, Centre Leader on 01738 477971 or Ann Black on 01738 477978.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE.  Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross.  If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender. 

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

Find out more about working for Perth & Kinross Council and living in one of the most scenic areas of Scotland here.

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