There is 1 Current Staff Vacancy: 1-1 TA
Boddington Primary one to one Teaching Assistant to support a child with SEND
Our small, friendly village school is currently recruiting for a confident one to one teaching assistant to support a child with special educational needs.
You will be joining a fantastic staff team who go the extra mile to make sure children attending their school get the best education possible. This small school has a strong Christian ethos where everyone is welcome. Adults and children from all faiths and backgrounds work together to high standards and are encouraged to achieve their potential.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks and employment will be subject to acceptable references.
Proven experience as a teaching assistant with a working knowledge of SEND provision and working alongside outside agencies such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists etc. is desirable.
Essential Skills are experience working either within education or with outside agencies such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists etc.
The core hours are 9.30 – 12.00 Monday - Thursday and 9.30 – 11.30 Friday. These hours may increase, but there is no guarantee of this.
Part-time hours: 12 hours per week Term Time (38 weeks per year) Approximately 2.5 hours a day
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: National support pay scale D-3 £18562.00 fte pro rata
Start Date: January 2022 / Immediately
Closing Date: Midday Tuesday 11th January 2022
Short listing Date: Midday Wednesday 12th January 2022
Interview Date: Friday the 14th January 2022
Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of the Job:
To collaborate with teachers in planning and delivering programs of teaching and support for the child identified as needing 1:1 support. The primary focus is to manage the physical needs of the child, to help develop communication skills and to support the child to manage their learning as effectively as possible to fulfil their academic potential.
Key duties and responsibilities:
Deliver assigned teaching and learning opportunities alongside physical programs provided by outside agencies, under the overall direction and supervision of a teacher.
- Assess, record and report on development and progress within physical and academic attainment
- Liaise with staff and other relevant professionals and provide information about pupils as appropriate.
- Use teaching and learning objectives to plan, evaluate and adjust lessons/work plans as appropriate within agreed systems of supervision.
- Regularly assess the needs of the pupil and use detailed knowledge and specialist skills to support pupils’ learning.
- Support pupils in social and emotional well-being, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate.
- Help keep the children safe as part of a general Safeguarding commitment to all children
- Develop and promote positive working relationships with staff, pupils and parents and promote the school positively at all times.
- Support the role of parents / carers in pupil learning and contribute to meetings with parents / carers to provide constructive feedback on pupil progress/achievement etc.
This job description does not form part of the contract of employment. It describes the way the postholder is expected and required to perform and complete the particular duties as set out in the foregoing. The Headteacher reserves the right to amend the job description in consultation with the employee to reflect changes in the duties of the post.
SEN Key Worker (1:1)
The following outlines the criteria for this post. Applicants who have a disability and who meet the criteria will be shortlisted.
Applicants should describe in their application how they meet these criteria.
High standard of general education including good proven numeracy and literacy skills.
Successful relevant experience of working with children of relevant age within a learning environment.
Relevant experience of working with children with medical needs at times.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES Essential
Good understanding of child development with the ability to apply behaviour management policies and strategies which contribute to a purposeful learning environment.
To be able to follow and carry out an action plan for physical or emotional needs provided by an external expert.
A mature and sensitive manner and excellent interpersonal skills.
Be able to work calmly under pressure with the ability to adapt quickly and effectively to changing circumstances/ situations.
An ability to work confidentially, efficiently and use own initiative.
Be able to work as part of a team and to be flexible in their approach to the daily routine.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES Essential (cont.)
Be able to inform, persuade, inspire and motivate pupils and provide feedback to other professionals and parents as required.
Requires knowledge and understanding of National Curriculum requirements in relation to specialist area (e.g. additional needs, curriculum area), including planning, preparing and delivering programmes of learning activities to groups and classes.; also detailed understanding of how pupils of relevant age group(s) and ability learn; relevant learning strategies and methods.
Knowledge and compliance with policies and procedures relevant to child protection and health and safety.
Hold a Learning Support qualification at NVQ Level 2 or above (or equivalent) plus knowledge acquired through training and experience to level of professional standards specified.
● To comply with individual responsibilities, in accordance with the role, for health and safety in the workplace
● To participate in the performance management and development review process, ensuring that performance standards/targets are set and met within the agreed time scale.
● Participate in training opportunities and professional development as required
● Undertake any other reasonable duties commensurate with the grade as determined by the Head teacher or Office Manager / Executive Bursar
● To have due regard for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and to follow the child protection procedures adopted by the school and the Trust.
● Use social media appropriately for the benefit of the school, using it to advertise events and important information
● Observe MAT handbook and policies within e.g. Code of conduct/dress code/Health & Safety Policies/Safeguarding & child protection policies
● Maintain confidentiality at all times
● Maintain consistently good levels of personal attendance and punctuality in accordance with agreed contractual hours
● Ability to multi-task and confident in handling various tasks
In return, we can offer:
● A supportive, friendly team who are willing to share expertise and learn from one another
● A welcoming school community of children, parents, staff and governors
● A workplace where staff are valued.
To apply for this position, please complete the job application form below and return to: email@example.com.
Candidates must have an enhanced DBS on the update service in order to start this role.