General Assistant 15 hours per week with possible extension
January – 30th June 2022 with possible extension
General Assistant pay rates per hour:
SCP 2 £9.6945
SCP 3 £9.8884
Closing date for receipt of completed applications 4th January at 12 noon.
Classroom Assistant (General) JOB DESCRIPTION
POST TITLE: Classroom Assistant
GRADE: Spinal Points 6-13
LOCATION: Portadown Integrated Primary School
RESPONSIBLE TO: The Principal through the class teacher
JOB PURPOSE: Under the direction of the class teacher/outreach teacher/education authority officer, assist with the educational support and care of the pupils in a designated class or classes, in or outside the classroom.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The precise duties of the post will be determined by the Principal.
1. CLASSROOM SUPPORT
1.1 Assist the teacher in the efficient running of the class.
1.2 Assist, as required, pupils learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and on their own by assisting with the management of the learning environment through:
- clarifying and explaining instruction;
- ensuring the pupils are able to use equipment and materials provided;
- assisting in motivating and encouraging the pupils as required;
- contributing to areas requiring reinforcement or development, e.g. language, behaviour, reading, spelling, handwriting/presentation etc;
- promoting independent learning;
- helping pupils concentrate on and finish work set.
1.3 Participate in classroom activities, including involvement with the curriculum, where appropriate, under the direction of the class teacher/officer.
1.4 Assume responsibility for supervising groups of children, or individual children on specified activities including talking and listening, use of library activities, using ICT, extra-curricular activities, and other duties.
1.5 Provide continuity of adult care of e.g. supervising play and cloakrooms including hand washing and toileting.
1.6 Be aware of school policies, procedures and of confidential issues linked to home/pupil/teacher/school work and to keep confidences appropriately.
1.7 Establish a supportive relationship with the pupils concerned.
1.8 Prepare work for pupils as directed by, and in support of, the teacher.
1.9 Set up, clear away and regularly clean equipment.
1.10 Prepare material for play sessions e.g. making dough, paste, cutting paper, costume preparation, involvement in school dramatic activities etc.
1.11 Provide supervision/support including the administration of prescribed medicines and drugs for children who are ill and deal with minor cuts and grazes.
1.12 Ensure as far as possible a safe environment for pupils.
1.13 Report to the class teacher any signs or symptoms displayed which may suggest that a child requires expert or immediate attention.
2.1 Assist with classroom administration, e.g. collecting dinner money, lost property etc.
2.2 Duplicate written materials, assist with production of charts and displays, record radio and television programmes, catalogue and process books and resources.
2.3 Contribute to the maintenance of pupil progress records.
2.4 Provide regular feedback about the pupils to the teacher.
3. OTHER DUTIES
3.1 Attend relevant in-service training.
3.2 Assist work placement students with practical tasks.
3.3 Such other duties as may be assigned by the principal/outreach teacher/education authority officer within the level of the post.
It is acknowledged that the contents of this generic job description are not subject to appeal.
Evaluated: November 2006