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Individual Needs Assistant (Cross in Hand School)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/43000/16982
  • Published: Fri 10/09/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 30/09/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 10
  • Salary: £18,562 per annum, pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: TN21 0XG

Job introduction

Hours of work: 10 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only (working for 39 weeks per year plus 5.85 weeks annual leave, which will increase after 5 years' continuous service)
(As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)
Fixed term contract 

Closing date: Thursday 30 September 2021

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Cross in Hand School
Sheepsetting Lane, Heathfield
TN21 0XG
Phone: 01435 862941
Email: office@cross-in-hand.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: 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.  

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work 1:1 with a deilghtful child in a lovely class under the direction of a superb class teacher.

The working hours will initially be for 11.25 hours across Monday to Friday starting at 1pm each day.  There is the potential for these hours to increase in order to match the needs of the child.

A medical background is desirable but not essential. The successful candidate will need to be prepared to learn how to manage a stoma bag and central line. Specific training will be provided.

The successful candidate will work under the direction of the class teacher, be able to adapt physical elements of the curriculum, attend to personal care including toileting and carry out medical procedures on a daily basis.  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 oneself 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.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 30 September. Interviews will be held during the week commencing Monday 4 0October.

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

Additional information


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.

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.


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  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/43000/16982
  • Published: Fri 10/09/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 30/09/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 10
  • Salary: £18,562 per annum, pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: TN21 0XG