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Rattray Primary School, Rattray, Blairgowrie, PH10 7DG
£12,458 - £13,388 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Term Time Part Time
27.5 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

Pupil Support Assistant (Fixed Term until August 2022) - PKC07489
£12,458 - £13,388 (27.5 Hours per week, Term-time only) 
Rattray Primary School 

As a Pupil Support Assistant you will be responsible for supporting children and young people who have additional support needs to 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.

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.

Good communication skills and the ability to work flexibly as part of our small team are essential. An interest and enthusiasm for outdoor learning is also desirable, as we develop this important part of our curriculum. 

Duties will include: 

Operate reprographic equipment, collate and issue print materials.

Support the wider life of the school e.g. special seasonal events, organisation of parents’ evenings and prize giving.

Assist with management and maintenance of resources across the school.

Supervision of children in and out with school premises during learning times, intervals and lunchtime.

Assume specific responsibilities in agreed and planned procedures for emergencies.

Build good and trusting relationships with children and adhere to child protection and equalities legislation.

Attend to the personal needs of the children and assist in maintaining a healthy, safe and hygienic environment.

Provide support for children with specific health or medical needs where appropriate.

Provide first aid as required to children and staff.

Provide comfort and care for minor accidents, ailments or upsets, cleaning the pupil of excess body fluids or waste.

You may be required to perform duties other than those given in the job description for the post.  The particular duties and responsibilities attached to posts may vary from time to time depending on the requirements of the Service without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibilities entailed

The Individual

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact the Head Teacher via email - 

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.

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