ATA substitutes, convocation with request for knowledge of specific programs. Is it correct to “jump” who is not prepared?

In the third ATA band rankings it is possible to enter for more profiles. And so many aspirants opt for the insertion both as administrative assistant and as a school collaborator or, for those in possession of the access titles for other profiles. The tasks, as we know, are very different and it can happen a school employee who then passes to an administrative assistant who needs specific training, as well as the aspirant who has never worked at school.

This is the case of one of our readers:

I am a school assistant also included in the Administrative Assistant profile. I received invitations for this second profile but they required the knowledge of particular specific programs for the school world. Therefore I did not accept. I ask you: is it a right or not to receive specific training to be able to work on a new profile? If not, where can you get this training and how much would it cost?

The request for the possession of certain knowledge cannot be a discriminating factor for the assignment of the substitute, as the regulation of the ATA substitutes does not provide for it. The replacement must be assigned to the first free candidate on the basis of the scrolling of the rankings.

The Headmaster can certainly communicate in the convocation what type of work will be requested, but it should be remembered that training for ATA staff is a worker right.

The tasks of the two profiles.

Administrative Assistant (Area B): in schools and educational institutions equipped with a warehouse, he can be assigned, with direct responsibility, to the custody, verification, registration of the entries and exits of the material and goods in stock. Performs work requiring specific professional preparation and ability to execute procedures also with the use of IT tools, also for cataloging purposes. He has direct responsibility for keeping the archive and the protocol.

School assistant (Area A): performs, within the scope of specific instructions and with responsibility connected to the correct execution of his / her work, activities characterized by well-defined procedures that require non-specialist preparation. He is in charge of the general services of the school with tasks:

  • reception and surveillance of pupils, in the periods immediately before and after the hours of teaching activities and during recess, and of the public;
  • cleaning of premises, school spaces and furnishings;
  • supervision of pupils, including ordinary supervision and the necessary assistance during the meal in school canteens, general custody and surveillance on school premises, collaboration with teachers;
  • material aid to disabled pupils in accessing the areas outside the school structures, inside and out of them, as well as in the use of toilets and in the care of personal hygiene also with reference to the activities provided for by art . 47.

Two very different profiles: one with secretarial tasks (increasingly complex), the other with more practical tasks (surveillance, cleaning, helping pupils). Yet the qualification required for admission may coincide: for AA the baccalaureate, for CS, in addition to any baccalaureate, three-year qualification diplomas issued by professional institutes, master of art diplomas, diplomas are also valid. secondary school for infants, certificates and / or diplomas of professional qualification, both lasting three years, issued or recognized by the Regions (or 30 days of service by 25 July 2008, Ministerial Decree 50/2021).

Right to training

Let’s go back to the reader’s question: “is it a right or not to receive specific training to be able to work on a new profile?“.

Chapter VI of the CCNL Scuola is dedicated to in-service training: “The Administration is required to provide tools, resources and opportunities that ensure in-service training“.

With what resources: “To guarantee the training activities referred to in this article, the Administration uses all the resources available, as well as the resources for the purpose provided for by specific laws or community regulations. The sums earmarked for training and not spent in the reference financial year are bound to be reused in the following year with the same destination. As a priority, appropriate funding must be ensured to educational institutions for the participation of staff in service in training initiatives approved by the teaching staff or planned by the DSGA, after consulting the ATA staff, necessary for a qualified response to the needs deriving from the offer plan training “(paragraph 2, art. 63).

ATA personnel have the right to training, to specify article 64: “Participation in training and refresher courses constitutes a right for the staff as it is functional to the full realization and development of their professional skills”.

How to participate in training activities

The administrative, technical and auxiliary staff can participate, with the approval of the school head, in relation to the functioning needs of the service, to initiatives or updates organized by the administration or carried out by the University or by accredited bodies.

Participation in refresher initiatives takes place within the limit of the hours necessary to carry out the training process, to be used primarily in relation to the implementation of professional profiles. In the latter case, the number of hours can be increased according to needs, also taking into account the time required to reach the location of the training activity.

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