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Various Locations in Perth Kinross Council Area, PH1 5GD
£12.70 per hour
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Job Description

Supply Early Years Pupil Support Assistants - PKC11069
£12.70 per hour
Various Locations in the Perth & Kinross Council Area

As a Pupil Support Assistant (PSA), you will work as part of a team supporting children and young people who have additional support needs to access learning under the direction of other members of the team.

Children and Young People can have a range of needs that are short lived or more long term. These, at different points in their education, may require additional support. The PSA role is varied and may include supporting children and young people who present with needs which may include:

  • Social and Emotional
  • Learning
  • Communication
  • Physical
  • Personal Care

Some children may present with distressed and challenging behaviour as a result of these needs. The PSA may have a role in supporting positive behaviour management programmes and individual support plans.

Perth & Kinross Council Values and Behaviours

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!

The Individual

We are looking for individuals who can demonstrate:

  • A genuine interest in the development of children and their wellbeing.
  • Kindness, empathy and patience.
  • An ability to engage with children and young people.
  • Confidentiality in relation to children, young people and their families.
  • Experience (paid/voluntary) of supporting children and young people with additional support needs within an Early Years Setting or within Early Level within a Primary School.

Some roles require travel between settings so for these posts an ability to travel is essential.

Perth & Kinross 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.

No entry qualifications are required, however, you will be required and supported to work towards an appropriate Early Learning and Childcare qualification. You will also be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) for the Day Care of Children within 6 months of commencing employment and be responsible for maintaining your annual membership.

As a PSA, you will also need to demonstrate a commitment to achieving the required qualification within the timescales set by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), as detailed in the Job Description.

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Sally McDougall, Early Years Officer 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.

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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.

  • Disability Confident Employer - Leader
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  • Young Persons Guarantee
  • Scottish Living Wage
  • Carer Positive Employer in Scotland - Established
  • See Me: in Work Partner