Role: One to One Level 3 Teaching Assistant
Contract: Full time, 37 hours per week term time only
Term: Fixed-term - supporting a named child on roll for whom funding is received
Scale: NJC Scale Point 12-17
Salary: £19,751 progressing to £23141.00 (actual)
Closing Date: 12.00pm Monday 13 December 2021
We are looking for a 1:1 SEND Teaching Assistant to work with a pupil who is currently in Year 1. We are looking for someone with experience of working with a child with complex communication and sensory needs who is committed to supporting the SENCO and class teacher to deliver the provision in the EHCP. A knowledge of Makaton Sign Language would be preferable but not essential.
Subject to contractual provisions, this post will be for a fixed term for the specific purpose of supporting a named pupil for whom funding is received. The Trust cannot guarantee a minimum/maximum period of employment, and it is a condition of the contract that in the event of the child leaving The Glapton Academy, the contract of employment will terminate automatically without further notice.
You Will Need
• Experience of working with a child with complex SEND
• A knowledge of communication strategies such as symbols, PECS and Makaton (although signing is not essential)
• Good communication skills and the ability to communicate with parents, outside agencies and others in school.
• A positive outlook and lots of enthusiasm.
You will be able to form positive relationships with both children and staff and contribute to a safe, happy and supportive environment. You will demonstrate positive communication skills, be aware of all aspects of safeguarding children and be willing to undertake appropriate training as required.
Job Description overview
• To work with children as part of a team under the overall direction of the Headteacher who will be responsible for the policy and educational programme and for matters of control and discipline within the National Curriculum Framework.
• To assist the class teacher/SENCO in maximising the participation of pupils in the social and academic processes of the school.
• Under the instruction/guidance of teaching/senior staff, to encourage pupils to become more independent learners and help to raise the standard of achievement for all pupils.
• To be aware of your responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of young persons whom you have contact with during the course of your duties.
The school adheres to the Local Authorities Safeguarding Policy. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced CRB check and proof of identity and qualifications will be required prior to the appointment being made