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Portland
Advertising SalarySalary Details:
From £12.18 per hour (Pay Award Pending)
What is the vacancy type for this advertVacancy Type:
Casual
Function:
School Support Staff
EmployerEmployer:
Dorset Council - St George's Primary, Portland
Job Working PatternJob Working Pattern:
Casual

About The Role

Post of Specialist SEN 1:1 Teaching Assistant 2 x Casual positions  

 Authority: Dorset Council

Location: St. George’s Primary School, Portland

Salary Range: Dorset Grade 5 XS10.4b (Pay Award Pending)

Contract Type:  Casual. Start 1st September 2024. 

Hours: Casual
 

Closing Date for Applications:  Tuesday 4th June 2024

Interview Dates: TBC

Start Date: 1st September 2024

Visits welcome: Between 20th May - 24th May 2024 – Informal school tours with the Headteacher.  Please book an appointment via the Headteacher’s P.A., Mrs Kim Hughes on 01305 820520 or email [email protected]

St George’s Primary School is proud to provide an excellent, inclusive education that develops the whole child.  We embrace, respect and value our community and its heritage. Our aim is to prepare ambitious learners who are ready to progress into the wider world.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, compassionate and highly dedicated 1:1 teaching and learning assistant who has a passion for supporting children with complex learning needs in a mainstream school.

The successful candidate will work within EYFS and KS1 will need to demonstrate the following:

Essential skills:

  • Teaching Assistant Qualification – NVQ Level 2, equivalent or higher
  • Excellent communication and personal organisational skills.
  • Confident and resilient when working with children.
  • Passionate in supporting children to succeed.
  • Determined to make a difference to an individual’s learning journey.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with teaching and support staff to raise standards.
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with families and the wider school community.
  • Adaptable and flexible approach to supporting children on an individual basis.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with SENDCo and outside agencies (such as Speech and Language, Educational Psychologist, Outreach) to deliver personalised programmes and be able to provide feedback.
  • Experience of supporting pupils with additional needs, during whole class, group and on a one-to-one basis.
  • Approachable and welcoming personality.
  • Experience of working in EYFS/KS1
  • High expectations of children’s learning and behaviour.
  • Promotes independent learning by building children’s confidence and enhancing their self-esteem.
  • Flexible and able to adapt to working with individuals to small groups.
  • Confident in managing and supporting pupils with their intimate care needs.
  • Willingness to deliver medical care such as PEG/Button tube feeding.

Desirable skills:

  • NVQ 3 or higher.
  • First Aid qualification.
  • Experience of working within and across EYFS/KS1/KS2.
  • Understanding of the Therapeutic Approach to managing challenging behaviour.
  • Awareness of de-escalation techniques and helping children to learn self-regulation.
  • Experience of working with children who have an EHCP and/or complex learning difficulties.
  • Experience of supporting individuals with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and ASC (Autism Spectrum Condition).
  • Experience of supporting children who are non- or pre-verbal.
  • Awareness of SEMH (Social, Emotional, Mental and Health) needs and how this may impact child development.
  • Awareness of Childhood Adverse Experiences (ACEs).
  • Previous experience of delivering interventions or booster groups.

Further Information

St George's Primary School values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

St George's Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; this is a commitment which we expect all staff and volunteers to share. The successful candidate will be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check in line with the Governments safer recruitment guidelines.

The pro rata salary shown is based on the number of hours and weeks worked and includes appropriate paid annual leave and bank holiday entitlements.

The salary quoted is the annual salary for the position at the time of advert. The salary will be paid in equal monthly instalments and will be adjusted at the start of employment and again if leaving part way through the school year to ensure the correct salary is received for the work completed in an academic year.

This role is UK based and your Right to Work will need to be established as part of the appointment process.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. The amendments to the ROA 1974 (Exceptions Order 1975, (2013 and 2020)) provide that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. The MOJ’s guidance on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions and further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

Keeping Children Safe in Education

St George's Primary School will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This check will be part of a safeguarding check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. All aspects of social media and internet searches will be conducted. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination, a person who will not on the appointment panel will conduct the searches and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.

About Us

St George’s Primary School is proud to provide an excellent, inclusive education that develops the whole child. We embrace, respect and value our community and its heritage. Our aim is to prepare ambitious learners who are ready to progress into the wider world.

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