Teaching Assistant for a child with PMLD
Salary: Dependent upon experience
We are seeking to appoint an inspiring SEN Teaching Assistant for a child who has Cerebral Palsy and a visual impairment. It is imperative that this person has a passion for helping children achieve their full potential.
The position is for 30 hours per week, Monday to Friday.
Experience of working with children with profound and multiple difficulties is desirable but not essential. However, we do require experience in working with children with moderate learning difficulties, and we are looking for someone who will:
- be switched on to the needs of children who experience challenges in their everyday school life, not only academically but also physically.
- be resilient, both in mind and in movement.
- have a strong desire and ethos to help children achieve the best possible outcomes
- have the commitment and dedication to make a true difference to their school life despite any barriers.
- provide regular hoisting and manual handling with the support of another adult.
- ability to adapt the learning environment
- provide stimulating and motivating sensory feedback
- meet the needs of the child’s visual impairment and follow given advice.
- support the child’s different seating positions and physio programme
- follow advice from Occupational Therapy and support the child’s gross and fine motor development
- follow and support advice given from Speech and Language Therapy
- support the child during Hydrotherapy sessions in the pool once a week
- support intimate care needs e.g. nappy changes and feeding.
In return, we can offer you:
- a well-resourced school in a bright and modern building
- a supportive and friendly team of staff and governors
- a commitment to valuing and developing everyone involved in the life of the school.
- Training to support the job specification
Interview Date: 13th June 2019
Oakhurst Community Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to satisfactory references, enhanced DBS, medical clearances and proof of legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.
Oakhurst Community 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.