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Individual Needs Assistant (Cross in Hand CEP School)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/49421/9192
  • Published: Fri 26/06/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 10/07/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 30.25
  • Salary: £18,065 per annum, pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: TN20 6EG

Job introduction

Hours of work: 30.25 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time, Term-time only.
(As the position is term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)
Fixed term for: 12 months

Closing date: Friday 10 July 2020

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

Cross in Hand CEP School
Sheepsetting Lane
East Sussex
TN20 6EG

Phone: 01435 862941
Email: office@cross-in-hand.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: www.crossinhandschool.com
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018. 

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations. 

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted. 

About the role

Cross in Hand is a happy and successful C of E Primary School in Heathfield, East Sussex.  We have genuinely lovely children, supportive parents and a great team of staff.

We are seeking to appoint an Individual Needs Assistant to provide 1:1 support for a pupil with significant medical needs.

The working hours will be for approximately 30 hours per week on a fixed term contract.

Basic medical knowledge and experience would be desirable but not essential. Specific training on the child’s condition and needs will be provided.

The successful candidate will work under the direction of the class teacher, be able to adapt physical elements of the curriculum, and attend to personal care including toileting and stoma care.  Guidance and direction from external professionals will also need to be followed. If the child is absent, support will be given to other children as required.

To become part of our fabulous team of Learning Support Assistants and Individual Needs Assistants, you will need to:

  • Positively promote and support inclusion in the classroom and playground, ensuring that learners feel involved with tasks and activities.
  • Actively encourage learners to be as independent as possible, encouraging them to fulfil their potential and promoting their self-esteem and happiness.
  • Establish and maintain constructive relationships with parents/carers/support workers/other professionals using appropriate methods of communication.
  • Be aware of and comply with, policies and procedures relating to child protection, safeguarding, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • Have the ability to work effectively as part of a team and conduct yourself professionally at all times.
  • Show willingness to research and attend training to further develop skills.
  • Support learners on school trips and wider school activities.
  • Demonstrate the vision and values of the school in everyday work and practice.

We will offer:

  • Happy, well-behaved children with positive attitudes to learning and school.
  • A hard-working and friendly staff team with a shared desire to be the best they can be.
  • A supportive Governing Body.

We highly recommend a visit to the school, so that you can experience first-hand our fabulous children, learning environment and dedicated team. This is also an opportunity to discuss the post in more detail and ask any questions.

The closing date for applications is 3:30pm on Friday 10 July 2020. Interviews will be held on Friday 17 July 2020.

Job description, person specification and an application form can all be found on the school website at www.crossinhand.com.

Additional information

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Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.


  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/49421/9192
  • Published: Fri 26/06/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 10/07/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 30.25
  • Salary: £18,065 per annum, pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: TN20 6EG