• Title: Special Needs Assistant
• Closing date: midday Wednesday 17th March.
• This position is to support a named child for 20 hours a week, spread over 4/5 days (term time only) working 1:1 until end of summer term in July.
• Salary PS3: pro rata £8,150 (FTE £17,663) per annum
• To be responsible, under the direction of the SENDco, for the care and welfare of a named child, within the school and to assist with their learning process
• To work alongside, and under the direction of teaching staff in planning, preparing and assessing the curriculum and structured play activities to help named child access the school curriculum, develop their confidence, self-esteem and independence
• Responsible to: SENDco and Headteacher
• Work in partnership with: Class teacher, TAs, parents and outside agencies
These tasks serve to indicate the range of duties and level of responsibilities involved. It is not exhaustive.
• Support the teacher with their responsibility for the development and education of pupil with special educational needs
• Work closely with the class teacher/SENDco on implementing medium and short term targets for named child
• Assist in the preparation of reports for outside agencies in co-operation with the SENDco
• Assist in the general care, safety and welfare of named child including fire drills, meal times, toileting, break times, withdrawal from class if required
• Offer guidance, encouragement and praise for all the child’s effort
• Deliver targets and therapy recommended by outside agencies
• Use recommended support materials to aid the child’s cognitive development
• Maintain confidentiality inside and outside the workplace
• To be aware of Child Protection issues and raise any concerns through appropriate procedures
• Promote and practise the school’s home/liaison policy and procedure and maintain good relationships with parents and carers
• Understand and adhere to school policies
• To participate in school activities and staff development meetings as and when appropriate
• To accompany the class on school visits and be aware of difficulties encountered in unfamiliar surroundings.
• Lunch and playtime duties as timetabled.
Witley CofE Controlled Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.