Perth, Perth & Kinross Outcomes First Group

At OFG, we are on a mission to give our colleagues an amazing work/life balance.

Falkland House School are looking for a Pupil Support Worker to join their amazing team.

  • Job Title: Pupil Support Assistant
  • Hours: 33.5 Hours a week, 12.30-16.30 Monday, 8.45-4.15 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 09-12.30 Friday
  • Salary: £17,550 per annum
  • Contract: Term Time Only, Permanent

Falkland House School is expanding, and we now operate across two sites. Our older established provision in Falkland is an independent residential and day school for boys from primary to aged 18 years old. Our provision in Perth is focussed on co-education with a strong emphasis on throughcare provision into positive outcomes including college courses and employment. All our students have a range of additional support needs; primarily Autistic Spectrum Disorder and can access a mainstream curriculum.

This role is required for the Perth site which is rapidly developing. If you require an informal conversation about this new provision, its development and the requirements of this role please contact Dr Jon Cluett - Head of Education on prior to application.

About the role

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

Pupils and Young People can have a range of needs that are short lived or more long term, requiring them to need additional support. The PSA role is varied and may include supporting pupils and young people who present with needs which may include:

  • Social and Emotional
  • Learning
  • Communication
  • Physical

Some pupils 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.

We are looking for individuals who can demonstrate:

  • A genuine interest in the development of pupils and their wellbeing
  • Kindness, Empathy, patience and an ability to engage with pupils and young people.
  • Confidentiality in relation to pupils, young people and their families
  • Experience (paid/voluntary) of supporting pupils and young people with additional support needs

Why join Options Autism?

Benefits

Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you'll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Teachers Pension
  • "Your Wellbeing Matters" - access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that's right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100's of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that's not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you'll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants to PVG checks through Disclosure Scotland. We expect all our employees to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.

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