Support staff roles generic job descriptions
Support staff work in many important and often multiple roles in a school. The generic job descriptions/person specifications here for support staff have been developed to support schools in a range of areas. These include:
recruiting new staff when filling a vacancy
revising the roles of existing staff
updating existing documentation
conducting performance management processes
revising staffing structures or restructuring
These documents may be used in their entirety or copied to suit individual needs. All documents open in word.
The job descriptions have been developed taking into account a number of factors. These include existing practice in schools, the National Agreement and the National Joint Council (NJC) guidelines and relevant occupational standards and Training and Development Agency (TDA) guidance.The guidelines on support staff job descriptions (word) provide more detailed information to support the use of these job descriptions and person specifications.
When you recruit support staff, job descriptions should go through the job evaluation process prior to advertising, unless you use a generic job description and even then you should notify the schools HR consultancy team.
Please choose from the following options:
Provide essential back-up services for the whole school ranging from day to day office support to financial and school business management.
Two generic job descriptions and person specifications for clerks and senior clerks.
Staff who work with teachers in the classroom to help pupils with their learning, ie teaching assistants, higher level teaching assistants, nursery nurses and cover supervisors.
Staff who are responsible for the welfare of pupils during break, lunchtime and outside school hours and staff who assist pupils with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties and careers advice.
Staff who ensure a clean, safe and tidy school environment and provide meals at lunch time. Site staff include caretakers, cleaners, caterers and site managers.
Provide valuable resources that support teaching and learning. Specialist and technical staff include science, CDT and ICT technicians and managers, librarians and music specialists.
These job descriptions have been specifically designed to incorporate the demands of job roles and responsibilities within a special school setting.