Hours: 32 hours 30 minutes per week, term time only
Salary: Hay 9 (£17,360 - £19,166 per annum)
This is a temporary post subject to funding that will end when the funding ceases or the child leaves the school.
We are looking for a caring, enthusiastic and energetic person with proven skills who can provide support for a child in Reception, with, Down’s Syndrome (Trisomy 21) and has global developmental delay in the classroom and during playtime.
This post will suit candidates who are committed to working positively in order to provide the best learning opportunities for their pupil and who are committed to developing themselves professionally.
They will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and may have previous experience of working with children with special educational needs. The successful applicant will:
• Have excellent communication skills
• Have a calm and consistent approach
• Have experience of working with SEN pupils
• Have a supporting and encouraging manner with young children and an ability to inspire trust and to motivate the child in their care to integrate and learn through play
• Have the ability to be flexible and to work as part of a team
• Be required to work closely with Class Teachers and staff, Parents, Special Needs Leader and Outside Agencies
• Be able to use their initiative in meeting the needs of the child and in adapting and/or developing activities and games that support the development of the child’s independent communication and learning skills.
• To be able to use of Makaton or willing to learn Makaton.
We can offer:
• A positive, supportive and welcoming ethos that will allow you to develop professionally
• A fully inclusive ethos for all who learn and work in our community
• A commitment to doing the very best for all children in our school
We will accept applications on either the South Gloucestershire Support Staff Application Form or the CES Support Staff Application Form for Catholic Schools
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment and all appointments will be subject to appropriate vetting, including an enhanced DBS disclosure check.
Christ The King RC VA Primary 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.