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Various Locations in Perth & Kinross Council Area, PH1 5GD
£10.19 per hour
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Supply Pupil Support Assistants - PKC07613
£10.19 per hour
Various Locations Throughout the Perth & Kinross Council Area

As a Pupil Support Assistant, you will be responsible for supporting children and young people who have additional support needs access the curriculum under the direction of teachers and senior managers.  Additional support needs encompass children with complex needs and include those with challenging behaviour and will be expected to support positive behaviour management programmes and contribute to personal learning plans.  Other support may involve active learning, assisting pupils with intimate care routines when required, and supervising pupils in the playground or out of school events or activities.

You will be working in a variety of settings as some work may be school based whilst other support may involve active learning in different settings.

Flexibility is required as casual work may require candidates to work in different locations across Perth and Kinross Council and across any sector (nursery, primary, secondary and specialist).

Please note, if candidates wish to work in a nursery setting they will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). If a qualification is required support may be available to access further training.

We are particularly interested in candidates that can work in the Aberfeldy, Pitlochry, Auchterarder and Perth areas.

The Council has introduced a Job Family Framework for all single status posts. A Job Family is a group of jobs with similar characteristics and common features. Pupil Support Assistants are part of the Care and Learning Job Family and the role profile which is attached, details the typical behaviours, skills and experience required.

The Individual

We are looking for individuals who can demonstrate experience (paid/voluntary) of supporting children and young people with additional support needs.

A genuine interest in the development of children and their wellbeing is essential and the important qualities are empathy, patience and an ability to engage with children and young people.

Sensitivity is also required when dealing with any care routines and to respect confidentiality at all times.

Candidates with an interest in music, art/craft, sport and outdoor activities are encouraged to apply.

For further information see the attached FAQs. If this does not assist you with your query please contact Hazel Johnstone on 07748 146642.

Please note if you are invited to attend interview, the interviews for these posts will be held virtually using Microsoft Teams.  You will be asked to provide 2 references on the day of interview, only 1 reference is required if you are already an employee of Perth & Kinross Council.  The template will be included with you interview invitation and the onus will be on you to provide us with your references.  You should email the job profile and reference template to your referees for completion.  The completed references should then be presented to the chair of the interview panel when you attend.

Please be advised that it is anticipated that interview for these posts will be held the week commencing 2 August 2021. 

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

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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