St Paul's is a happy, thriving, two form entry primary school in Dorking and we are looking for a Special Needs Assistant to join our team. We have a strong and supportive team of staff, who are highly motivated, caring and supportive of the children and one another. Our parents and governors take an active part in school life and the children's education.
The post is for a Special Needs Assistant for a child in Key Stage 1 and will be for 23 hours a week for 38.6 weeks a year (term time). The support given to each pupil will be assessed and responsive to the pupil's needs over time. We are willing to consider offering the position as a job share for the right candidate(s). Additional optional opportunities are available with our breakfast club and as a lunchtime assistant. This role will be supported by our SENCO and teaching teams and training will be given where needed. The pay grade for the role is Surrey Pay 3 (FTE £17663 to £18607) which will be pro-rata, depending on experience (£9,608 to £10,122 for SNA role). The optional available additional hours for a breakfast club assistant are up to 6.25 hrs per week and as a lunchtime assistant of up to 2.5 hours per week. (pro-rata'd £2611 to £2750 for breakfast club and £1044 to £1100 for lunchtime assistant).
Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, we are adapting our usual recruitment process. Candidates will be invited for an initial telephone chat and will be asked for 3 references instead of the usual 2. Following this, candidates will be interviewed using Microsoft Teams. Also due to Coronavirus, we cannot offer the usual opportunity of visiting our school, however, we welcome you to ring and speak to us if you wish.
The closing date for applications is Friday 21st August at 9am with interviews taking place on Tuesday 25th August.
Please note that applications must be on our application form, c.v. applications will not be accepted.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.