Vacancies

4th October 2021

Pupil Support Assistant

Salary circa £25,000 per annum pro rata

(Term Time only)

 

What We Offer

St Aloysius’ College is unique. Scotland’s only Jesuit school is situated at the very heart of the city of Glasgow, with a large campus right next to the Glasgow School of Art and near to the Royal Conservatoire, few schools feel quite so much part of the city.  Our iconic green blazer is as much a part of the city as the Clyde and Central Station! More than 800 students are educated across the Junior and Senior Schools (3-18).

The College is proudly a Jesuit and Catholic school but its community is diverse and our mission is to make a difference to the lives of all the young people in our care.

We offer highly competitive salaries with a very generous contributory pension scheme. As part of the St Aloysius’ family you will be working for an open and flexible employer with a genuine commitment to staff wellbeing.

 

The Opportunity

We are seeking to appoint an engaging and enthusiastic Pupil Support Assistant, committed to working with our young people with additional support needs from 3-18. The post is a new one, arising from a review and expansion of the department to ensure that we continue to assist all our learners to achieve the very best outcomes possible.

Working closely with our classroom teachers and Head of Learning Support, you will support and develop pupil learning to build confidence and appropriate learning outcomes to suit individual pupils’ abilities both within the classroom setting and outwith the classroom.

 

How you will make an impact

You will be required to support teachers to prepare classroom activities and resources identified for our learners, setting up additional support materials, technology and equipment to support and implement strategies to assist learning for all.

Supporting our pupils’ wellbeing and learning needs is paramount to promoting their positive interactions and social communication, reducing learners’ anxiety and developing their confidence.  You will also assist with departmental administration on a daily basis.

 

What you need to succeed

With your natural enthusiasm and positivity, you will be able to demonstrate your previous experience of supporting children or young people with additional support needs and be aware of the specific barriers to learning.

You will be supportive, patient and highly empathetic, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  You must also be able to demonstrate resilience and be a self-starter and have the ability to work as part of a close team.

 

To Apply

If you are interested in applying, application forms can be found on our website and should be completed and sent to Shona Thomson in the Human Resources Department at sthomson@staloysius.org not later than Monday 18th October 2021. CVs will not be accepted.

You should nominate two referees to support your application (please note referees will be asked to assess you against the person specification above rather than being generic in nature).

The successful post holder must be capable of being a member of the PVG scheme run by Disclosure Scotland.  Appointments will be subject to appropriate PVG, reference and confirmation of your Covid19 Vaccination Status checks.

We strongly believe in embracing and promoting diversity in all its forms and taking action to become a more inclusive organisation. We encourage applications from under–represented groups for all positions which we advertise.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment and as such references will be taken up prior to interview.  Questions related to safeguarding young people will form part of the selection process.

 

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