SEND Teaching Assistant 1:1 Support

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Location
North Worcester Primary Academy, John Comyn Dr, Worcester WR3 7NS
Salary
£13,647 - £14,293
Posted
15 Jun 2022
Closes
08 Jul 2022
Contact
Catherine Guild
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Part time temporary
Working Pattern
Term time
Hours
Part-Time

SEND Teaching Assistant 1:1 support

TA1 Pt 1 - 4, plus SEN allowance £13,647 - £14,293

Term time only plus training days

Initially 30 hours a week (variable hours contract 25 – 30 hours), 6 hours a day Mon-Fri

Contract type: Temporary, linked to a named child

We have an exciting opportunity for a 1:1 Support Teaching Assistant at North Worcester Primary Academy. North Worcester is a new two form entry school and we are part of The Rivers CofE Academy family of schools. We have large airy classrooms and extensive grounds which help enhance our pupils’ learning experience.

As an employer, we are committed to safeguarding children and work tirelessly to ensure the safety of children is at the heart of everything we do.

What are we looking for:

We require an enthusiastic, experienced, 1-1 Support Teaching Assistant to support the classroom teacher with their responsibility for the development and education of children with special physical, emotional and educational needs, by utilising detailed knowledge and specialist skills.

You will have:

  • Positive, reliable and hard working approach
  • A sense of humour and a smiley, happy demeanour are essential
  • Able to work effectively within a small team  
  • Have excellent numeracy and literacy skills 
  • Good interpersonal skills 
  • Flexible and creative with the ability to meet the needs of the child.  

Your responsibilities will include:

Under the direction of and within an education plan provided by the classroom teacher:

  • Supervise the activities of the child/children to ensure their safety and facilitate their physical and emotional development.
  • Use specialist skills to undertake those activities necessary to meet the physical and emotional needs of the child/children.
  • Use specialist skills to foster the intellectual and social development of children.
  • Undertake those activities necessary to meet the physical/emotional needs and special needs of the child/children.
  • Undertake those activities necessary to foster the intellectual and social development of the child/children.
  • Within competence to assist the teacher in the delivery of educational and developmental work programmes.
  • To monitor and report individual children's progress, achievements, problems and developmental needs to the classroom teacher.
  • Assist the classroom teacher in the planning of work programmes for individuals and groups of children.
  • Assist the class teacher with learning activities in the classroom.
  • Contribute, if requested, to the formulation of Individual Education Plans including attendance at SEN reviews and any other meetings relevant to the pupils.
  • Carry out appropriate activities as planned with the classroom, or beyond, or with groups of pupils, including administering baseline assessments.
  • Assist the teacher, as required, in liaising with parents and other professionals;
  • Assist at an appropriate level with the provision of the general care and welfare of the pupils including;
    • Assist with the personal hygiene routines of the pupils including bathroom management, dressing and undressing.
    • Change soiled clothing and dispose of it in an appropriate manner;
    • Assist in all the physical management needs of the pupils including their safe positioning, hoisting and physical management;
    • Assist with the identification and monitoring of pupils’ general medical, health and welfare needs.
  • Support pupils in their independence by assisting them with tasks.
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils within the school according to agreed policies and procedures.
  • Assist pupils to access the normal routines of the classroom.
  • Prepare or modify work and activities under the direction of the class teacher and support the child in carrying this out.
  • Assisting in the implementation of programmes designed by other professionals such as educational psychologists, and speech and language therapists.
  • Contribute to meetings to discuss specific children’s progress and needs.
  • Assist with the provision of the general care and welfare of the pupils and be mindful of the need to maintain a safe environment at all times.
  • Adhere to and maintain the routines of the school and appropriate codes of conduct.
  • Support the ethos of the school and work collaboratively and supportively with other colleagues.
  • Assist with the support of group activities within and away from the classroom, including P.E., swimming and educational visits.
  • Ensure that pupils are able to safely use the equipment and materials provided and to be aware of the range of resources available.
  • Promote pupil independence in learning and reinforce pupil self-esteem through praise and encouragement.
  • Assist with the promotion of independence activities and mobility and self-help skills.
  • Maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job, participate in appropriate training activities and encourage and support staff in their development and training.

Supporting the school: 

  • Attend training when appropriate and after consultation with the Head of School /SENDCo.
  • Be aware of and support all the school’s policies. 
  • Be aware of the school safety procedures e.g. fire drill/ health and safety policy. 
  • Treat as confidential all information on individual pupils and refer parents to the class teacher should any questions about individuals asked. 
  • Foster positive links between home and school. 
  • After negotiation with the Head of School, carry out the administration of basic first aid for pupils throughout the school (qualified staff only). 

North Worcester Primary Academy can offer:

  • a thriving, growing new school, 
  • vibrant and stimulating indoor and outdoor learning environments, 
  • happy and friendly children with excellent behaviour, 
  • supportive and committed parents, 
  • an experienced staff team and a supportive School Improvement Board 
  • a post within the highly successful Rivers Academy Trust, 
  • a commitment to high quality CPD, with support to further develop your skills. 

Please see full job description.

Closing Date: 08/07/2022 at 1pm

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