Hours of work: 14 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 and term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)
Fixed term contract (attached to student)
Closing date: Thursday 09 December 2021
Job description, person specification and an application form can all be found on the school website at www.crossinhand.com.
Please note, we do not accept CVs.
About the role
Cross in Hand is a happy and successful Church of England Primary School in Heathfield, East Sussex. We have genuinely lovely children, supportive parents and a great team of staff.
We are looking for an Individual Needs Assistant to support one our children. The working hours for this role are as follows:
Monday: 08.45 - 15.10
Thursday: 13.00 - 15.10
Friday: 08.45 - 15.10
Previous experience of working with children with autism or speech and language needs , and a knowledge of effective strategies for supporting these children in the school environment, would be an advantage.
The successful applicant must have good communication skills and behaviour management skills and work well as part of a flexible team. They will be responsible for supporting an individual child in the classroom environment. They must be enthusiastic, patient and compassionate.
Being an Individual Needs Assistant in our school can include:
- Working individually with a student who requires additional support
- Assessing, monitoring and giving feedback to the student, offering encouragement and motivation to succeed
- Supporting the student both inside and outside of the classroom as well as accompanying them on educational visits
- Being in class supporting the student to make academic progress
- Helping to facilitate inclusion and enable them to integrate with their peers
- Attending meetings with parents, other professionals and a lead member of staff
- Meeting student’s physical and medical needs while encouraging independence e.g. help student to change for PE lessons, clean and reassure student after accidental soiling of clothes (including changing pull-ups where necessary), overseeing the management of medical devices
- Being actively involved in the sharing of good practice to ensure the student can access the full curriculum
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.
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.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.