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Individual Needs Assistant (St. Michael's CE Primary School)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/186953/27548
  • Published: Fri 23/09/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 07/10/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 22.5
  • Salary: £18,887 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Rye

Job introduction

Hours of work: 22.5 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 for: 9 months

Closing date: Friday 7 October 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
St. Michael's CE Primary School, Houghton Green Lane, Playden, Nr. Rye, TN31 7PJ
Phone: 01797 280277
Email: office@playdenschool.com
Website: https://st-michaels-playden.e-sussex.sch.uk/
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

"Our vision at St. Michael's is that every child receives an excellent education and feels valued for who they are. We want to lay a foundation of curiosity, tapping into children's natural inquisitiveness about the world around them, and to foster their ambition by recognising and responding to their talents and individuality. We seek to treat everyone in our community with love, honesty, forgiveness and respect, rooted in the principle of 'do to others as you would have them do to you' (Luke 6:31)"

We are seeking to appoint an Individual Needs Assistant to support a child in Reception during lessons and lunchtimes until July, 2023.

The successful candidate should be someone who:

  • Has excellent interpersonal skills and is able to build positive relationships with pupils, staff and parents.
  • Can contribute to a dynamic and hardworking team, working alongside the class teacher and SENCO.
  • Can demonstrate the ability to provide consistent, calm and nurturing support whilst maintaining clear behavioural boundaries.
  • Has previous experience of working with children; working with children with SEND and/or working with children in Early Years/KS1 would be preferable.
  • Awareness of Makaton would be useful but not essential as training can be provided.

In return, our school:

  • Has an excellent team of staff who are enthusiastic, friendly and encourage all our pupils to develop a love of learning.
  • Provides a creative, broad and balanced curriculum.
  • Has strong partnerships with parents, governors and the local community.
  • Is committed to supporting continuous professional development.

The position is being advertised as part-time, mornings only. There may be a need in the future to increase the hours to match the needs of the child.

This is a temporary position until the end of the current academic year.

The closing date for applications is Friday 7 October, 2022.

Interviews will be held during the week commencing Monday 17 October, 2022.

Shortlisted candidates will be informed by telephone as soon as possible after shortlisting has been completed.

Please contact the school at office@playdenschool.com (01797 280277) for an application form along with the job description and person specification

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.

Company information

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.

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  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/186953/27548
  • Published: Fri 23/09/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 07/10/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 22.5
  • Salary: £18,887 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Rye

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