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Bertha Park High School Bertha Park Perth, PH1 3EQ
£18,591 - £20,314 per year
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Part Time
30 hours per week

Job Description

Enhanced Pupil Support Assistant (Fixed Term until 31 March 2025) - PKC11625
£18,591 - £20,314 (30 Hours per week, Term-time only)
Bertha Park High School, Perth

An exciting opportunity for a Pupil Support Assistant in our Intensive Support Provision, has arisen at Bertha Park School.

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.

The Individual

We are looking for an individual 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 about this vacancy, please contact Sophie McCabe, Principal Teacher - Intensive Support Provision at

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, any offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of mandatory checks including eligibility to work in the UK, Disclosure Scotland or PVG, qualifications, references, and fitness to undertake the post.  This may also include an Overseas Criminal Records Check if you have spent time living overseas.

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.

At PKC our values and behaviours influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer.  In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours.  Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team!

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What we can do for you

If you are successful in a role with Perth & Kinross Council, you will have access to a range of benefits to help your physical, mental and financial wellbeing.   

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  • Young Persons Guarantee
  • Scottish Living Wage
  • Carer Positive Employer in Scotland - Established
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