Additional Needs Teaching Assistant (St Nicholas CE First School)
1:1 Support Teaching Assistant Role
Monday to Friday –20 hours a week
St Nicholas CE First School has an exciting opportunity for a NVQ3 qualified (minimum) Teaching Assistant to join our team as soon as possible.
In this role you will be expected to work alongside the class teacher to provide high quality support for a pupil with additional needs. This will involve supporting learning, social experiences and inclusion in everyday school routines and expectations.
There will be an expectation that the majority of the work is carried out in class, with the need to withdraw as required to follow individual plans and needs.
Applicants must have experience of supporting SEND pupils to thrive in mainstream education, the ability to work within a team and support the school’s vision.
Applicants with experience of ASC needs and managing the impact of these on access to learning, emotional wellbeing and behaviour are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must have good interpersonal skills and be able to maintain and keep professional records, providing valuable feedback to class teacher, SENCo and parents. They will be expected to contribute fully to EHCP meetings and other meetings with professional agencies and support teams as is required. They must be of a resilient character and positive disposition with the ability to motivate and support children who may be wary of new situations.
In this role, you will work alongside experienced staff who are committed to making a difference.
Our school is a welcoming and supportive Christian environment in which to work. If you are a friendly, patient and hard-working individual, we would love to hear from you.
The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to pre-employment checks including a health check, an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.
Please return your completed application form, as well a one page letter sharing your reasons for wishing to be considered for the post as well as any experiences and skills which would make you a suitable candidate.
Start Date: Immediate - following successful safer recruitment checks
Closing date: Monday 19th October 2020
Interview and Assessment Day: Wednesday 21st October 2020 am
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic at this time there is no opportunity for prospective candidates to visit the school. Any applicants may wish to look on the school website.
All recruitment processes will be carried out with regard to Covid-19 measures for schools and applicants must wear a mask when visiting the setting please.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.