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Job Advert for Lunchtime Supervisor

We have a vacancy for September 2016 for a lunchtime supervisor.  This is a term time vacancy for the hours 12-1.15pm.

Please note we do not authorise leave in school term time.

If you wish to visit the school or apply for the post please contact the school office where application forms are available.

Closing date: Friday 1st July at 3pm

Shortlisting date: Monday 4th July

Interviews: Tuesday 12th July from 9am

 

 

 

Job Title: Supervisory Assistant

 

 

 

Grade:

G2 (Supervisory Assistants)

 

Job Evaluation Code:  

GS5540 (Supervisory Asst)      

 

 

 

Reporting to:

Headteacher

 

Manager’s Grade:

 

 

Location: Schools

 

 

 

 

Service Area:

Schools and Lifelong Learning

 

 

Service Directorate:

Family services

 

Workstyle: Workplace based

 

 

 

Overall Purpose of the Post:

 

To assist with the supervision of pupils during lunch time periods.

 

 

     
 

 

Requirements for the post.

 

 

Essential

Desirable

Qualifications/ Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support Work in Schools (S.W.I.S.) Level 2

 

Level 2 Numeracy/ Literacy or willingness to work towards

 

Knowledge

 

Willingness to participate in the development and training of pupils

 

Basic Numeracy/ Literacy Skills

 

Appropriate knowledge of First Aid

 

Knowledge of basic hygiene procedures

 

Experience

 

Decision making when to intervene to prevent children injuring themselves or others.

 

When to refer cases of unruly behaviour to the Headteacher.

 

 

Physical Skills

 

N/A

 

 

 

Competencies and other skills required

 

Communication Skills

 

Team Working Skills

 

Caring Skills

 

Very high levels of concentration & alertness required

 

Very high levels of emotional demands

 

 

 

 

 

Key Outcomes/ Activities

 

  • To supervise children during meal breaks and to cut up food where appropriate.

 

 

  • To supervise queues waiting to enter the dining areas.

 

  • To supervise children during meal breaks to ensure their welfare and safety is utmost and that good conduct is maintained at all times.

 

  • To supervise all areas both inside and outside where pupils congregate during lunch time.

 

  • To check that all pupils return to their classrooms.

 

  • To report all accidents to the Headteacher/ Class Teacher.

 

  • To ensure that persons on the premises who are not pupils are authorised.

 

  • To refer any cases of unacceptable behaviour to the Headteacher/ Senior Supervisory Assistant.

 

  • Supervise children when washing hands prior to the meal being eaten and assist children to put their coats on (in Nursery, primary, Junior and infant schools)

 

  • Ensuring children’s plates are clean and neatly stacked away.

 

  • Cleaning up spillages within the dining area.

 

  • Attend to children who are ill during lunch time – as and when required.

 

  • Report any problems to Headteacher/Class Teacher.

 

Other duties commensurate with the grade of the post as directed by the Headteacher.

 

 

The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this Job Specification are indicative and may vary over time.  Post holders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and scope of the post and the grade has been established on this basis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Responsibility for Resources

 

Employees (Supervision):

 

A member of Senior Management Team will be responsible for the day-to-day supervising of a team of Supervisory Assistants.

 

 

Financial:

None

 

Physical:

None

 

Customers and Clients:

Pupils at the school – looking after the welfare and discipline over the whole of the lunch break.

 

 

Working Conditions:

 

The nature of the post may involve some ongoing physical effort for long periods e.g. standing or walking, awkward postures, pushing/pulling, lifting/carrying

 

The post involves contact with people which through their circumstances or behaviour occasionally places emotional demands on post holder.

 

Outdoor working conditions in dry weather & indoor working conditions in wet weather.

 

 

Characteristics of the post:

 

Employees are encouraged to participate in training activities in order to enhance their own personal development.

 

All employees of a school have a responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.

 

The employment checks are required:

  • Evidence of entitlement to work in the U.K.
  • Childcare Disqualification Declaration (where applicable)
  • Evidence of essential qualifications – see page 1 of this job specification
  • Two satisfactory references
  • Confirmation of medical fitness for employment
  • Registration with appropriate bodies (where applicable)

 

The following employment checks are required for those positions which are based in a school or working with vulnerable young people and adults:

 

Evidence of a satisfactory safeguarding check e.g. An Enhanced DBS Disclosure

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