SLA05098- School Support Assistant Additional Support Needs
1 Post x 27.5 hours per week
To support learning and teaching within the curriculum and the personal development of pupils with additional support needs within a Mainstream school.
Hourly rate £8.74 – £9.69 pro rata
Within South Lanarkshire Council’s Education Resources it is our mission to make positive, meaningful changes in the lives of young people. We aim to provide an exceptional learning and working environment for pupils and staff, and work in partnership with parents, support staff and other professionals.
South Lanarkshire Council is committed to the education, care and welfare of young people in a childcare environment.
You will work as an effective member of the support services team within a learning community, delivering a high quality service which supports pupils and staff and contributes to a positive school ethos.
Candidates must have experience of involvement in the care and welfare of young people in a childcare environment. 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.
- Experience of working with children and/or young people in a formal setting
- Able to demonstrate proven literacy and numeracy skills*
- Flexible and adaptable
*An assessment of these skills will take place prior to the interview dateRequirements
Employment History/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.
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.
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Delivering a Fairer Future – Under the Council’s positive action programme, applications for this post are particularly encouraged from male applicants.
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South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employees and encourage 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.Responsibilities
Closing Date : Monday 14 January 2019
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