Sefton Park Infant and Junior Schools are federated Infant and Junior Schools. The schools offer a holistic and child-centred approach to education where children can learn and grow in a caring and exciting environment. We are a warm, friendly and welcoming school where everything we do is informed by the needs of the individual child.
We wish to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic and resilient SEND Teaching Assistant with experience of supporting children with special educational needs. Our schools are a dynamic, supportive and happy place to work.
Start date: As soon as possible
Salary: BG5 (£18,933 - £19,312 pa, pro rata)
Contract: Part time, term time only plus inset days and fixed term until 31/07/2022
Working pattern: 35 hours per week to be worked over Monday-Friday 8.30am-4.00pm with 30 minutes unpaid lunchbreak
We are looking to appoint a dedicated individual to work as part of the Early Years (Reception) team, mainly supporting a child with complex needs.The successful candidate will have experience of supporting children with SEND and will be experienced and confident in supporting areas of need including:
- Social communication differences and difficulties
- Single channelled attention
- Engaging in adult led activities
- Social play skills
- Emotional regulation
- Heightened sensory responses
- Self-care and independence skills (including intimate care)
A working knowledge of PECs/Makaton and Attention Autism would also be desirable; as well as knowledge of the EYFS.
The successful candidate will be caring and nurturing and will have a passion for setting high expectations and aspirations for all children and especially those with SEND. Experience of planning and differentiating a curriculum to support different children’s needs is desirable. The ability to think on your feet and be flexible are characteristics which will come naturally to you. You will also have an understanding of how to support children’s emotional development, and can build good relationships with both adults and peers.
Closing date: Monday 20th September 2021 at 12.00 noon
Interview date: Week commencing 27 September 2021
Sefton Park Infant and Junior Schools are 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.