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Other Education Staff or Staff Working with Schools

Educational action comprises many activities, apart from teaching, that are carried out by staff holding a diverse range of qualifications.

Thus, educational institutions may have professionals responsible for support in the fields of education and/or health, depending on the specific needs of the students enrolled in each institution. They are specialists specifically trained to perform such duties. It is the case of registered nurses, speech therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, practical nurses, play workers, specialist technicians in education and infant assistants. Depending on their needs, each educational institution may have some or several of these professionals on their staff.

According to their qualification, this staff may be classified as follows:

  • Advanced qualified staff: Holding a Bachelor or equivalent degrees whose duties correspond to their respective training (for example physicians).
  • Intermediate qualified staff:

- Registered nurses: They monitor and take care of pupils who fall ill and supervise the administration of prescribed medication.

- Speech therapists: They provide specific treatment for speech disorders or problems in coordination with other professionals involved in each case.

- Physiotherapists: They provide specific treatment to pupils with physical problems and are responsible for their health care and if there are no registered nurses on the staff; they monitor and evaluate the treatment pupils undergo in coordination with the rehabilitation physician, as appropriate; and teach pupils how to handle and use any equipment or aids adapted to their needs.

- Occupational therapists: They provide specific treatment for functional recovery, by teaching pupils how to handle aids and prostheses, by training them in different activities and by designing or making adaptations which help pupils to carry out their activities. They are also responsible for monitoring and evaluating the treatment pupils undergo, in coordination with other professionals working at the institution.

  • Other qualifications:

- Practical nurses: These are professionals who have completed Intermediate Vocational Training in the field of health care. They perform the tasks entrusted to them by a physician or a registered nurse who supervise their work.

- Play Workers: They cooperate with the School Teacher in the planning of leisure and free time activities. They are responsible for carrying out such activities and assisting pupils during these periods. They also coordinate and monitor extracurricular teaching and cooperate in monitoring pupils’ schooling, facilitating contact between the school and the families, etc.

- Higher Technicians in Social Integration: They carry out socio-educational interventions. Their work is developed with pupils who are in a marginated situation and/or at risk of social exclusion (ethnic minorities, disabled students, pupils with chronic diseases, pupils suffering child abuse, etc.). They are in charge of programming, organising, developing and evaluating activities for the prevention of such ill-treatments and promoting social integration, taking into account the obtained information from the evaluation to determate which strategies and techniques are the most adequate for the development of autonomy and for the ocupational insertion of pupils under these circumstances.

- Specialist Technician in Education: They provide additional support and education to pupils with disabilities, assisting them on the school bus, helping them with their daily personal hygiene and also at the canteen, at night and in other similar situations. They also monitor hallways during classroom changes, pupils’ toilets, classrooms when the teacher is absent, and school playgrounds during breaks in coordination with the teaching staff, who are responsible for such activities.

- Infant Assistants: They take care look of Pre-primary Education pupils, focusing especially on their diet, well-being and personal attention. They are specifically in charge of pupils’ hygiene during lessons.

In public schools, Administrative and services staff (PAS) includes all professionals providing general services at educational institutions:

  • Administrative staff: They are engaged in administrative work at different levels (administrators, clerks and administrative assistants, bursars, telephone operators, etc.).
  • Service staff: Janitors, security guards, canteen employees, cleaning staff, kitchen assistants and managers, drivers, gardeners, staff in charge of sewing, washing and ironing, etc.
  • IT technicians: They hold different types of professional qualifications and are responsible for programming and data management, computer maintenance, error correction, document filing, etc.
  • Library staff: Made up of librarians, assistant librarians, documentalists, etc.

In publicly-funded private schools, the PAS includes:

  • Administrative staff: They carry out different levels of administrative tasks (administrators, clerks and administrative officers, bursars, telephone operators, etc.).
  • Auxiliary Staff: Carers, etc.
  • Services staff: Janitors, security guards, canteen employees, cleaning staff, kitchen assistants and managers, drivers, gardeners, staff in charge of sewing, washing and ironing, etc.

In non-publicly funded private schools, the PAS includes the following groups and professional categories:

  • Administrative staff: Administrators, clerks and administrative officers, bursars, telephone operators, etc.
  • General services staff: Janitors, housekeepers, kitchen assistants and workers, cooks, drivers, porters, care takers, security guards, staff in charge of general services, etc.

Conditions of Service

In public educational institutions this type of personnel may be either a civil servant or an employee, with an adscription to the Bodies and/or different levels depending on the qualifications required to access a certain post. Additionally, there may be hired contracted personnel for a specific work or service.

The types of personnel at the service of the Public Authorities, and among it those belonging to the Education Authorities, appear under the Basic Statute of the Civil Servant. This Statute, apart from regulating career civil servant and temporary civil service, also regulates some aspects of contracted employees which carry out retributive services for the Public Authorities. The categories and working conditions of non-teaching employees in public educational institutions related to the educational, administrative and of services action fall under the Collective Agreements which may be established by the Autonomous Communities.

On a different note, contracted personnel are under the Workers’ Statute, their relevant collective agreements when applicable, as for their work contract.

The planning and offer of non-teaching staff services that carry out educational and/or health support and the administrative and services personnel belongs to the different Education Authorities of the Autonomous Communities.

In private schools and publicly-funded private schools all personnel is contracted. The categories corresponding to these non-teaching staff appear under the Collective Agreements of these educational institutions, these are enforced at a State level around Spain. However, within the Autonomous Communities these Collective Agreements may be negotiated in their territorial enforcement as any other autonomous agreements.