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Kear Campus, Bardykes Road, Blantyre, G72 9UJ
£10.04 - £11.73 per hour
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Term Time Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

Hours: 35 hours per week on a two week rota as follows:

Week 1 - Monday to Thursday, 8.00am - 3.45pm; Friday, 8.00am - 2.30pm

Week 2 - Monday to Thursday, 9.20am - 5.00pm; Friday, 8.40am - 3.30pm

Term Time: 39 weeks per year, term time.

Children and young people at Kear Campus experience a range of additional support needs (ASN), many of which provide them with significant barriers to learning.  ASN can include diagnosed conditions such as ASD but may also stem from social and emotional needs.  We are currently recruiting for a School Support Assistant to join the office team at Kear Campus.  We would encourage applications from candidates who can show appropriate administration/ICT skills and previous experience of working within a busy, customer focused office. 

Knowledge and experience of the following packages are desirable: 
•    Seemis,
•    Parent Pay,
•    I:Procurement,
•    Microsoft Word and Excel. 

All SSAs provide children and young people at Kear with both learning and behavioural support based on their ability to form trusting relationships with pupils at all stages from P1-S6.  Bardykes Road supports secondary school aged children.


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Legislative Information

This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by South Lanarkshire Council.

Please refer to for further information about the disclosure process and best practice.

Delivering a Fairer Future

Under the Council’s positive action programme, applications to this post are particularly encouraged from Male applicants.

Foreign Police Check

Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

Equal Opportunities and Armed Forces Community Covenant

South Lanarkshire Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position.

South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant.  Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position.

The Individual

While a formal qualification is not essential, any of the following would be desirable:

  • NC in Early Education and Childcare at SCQF Level 6
  • SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 6
  • BA (Hons) Social Work (or equivalent)
  • HNC Additional Support Needs (Supporting the Individual)
  • National Progression Award Playwork and Child Care
  • PDA in Education Support Assistance at SCQF Level 6
  • SVQ 2 Playwork at SCQF Level 6
  • SVQ Children's Care Learning and Development at SCQF Level 2.

Essential attributes:

  • Experience of working with children and/or young people in a formal setting
  • Able to demonstrate proven literacy and numeracy skills
  • Flexible and adaptable

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