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Individual Needs Assistant Holy Cross CE Primary School

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East Sussex County Council

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£15377 - 15809 GBP Year

Part Time

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Hours of work: 17.5 hours per week Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time (As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata) Fixed term for 1 year

Closing date: Wednesday 01 November 2017

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

Holy Cross CE Primary School Belmont Road Uckfield East Sussex TN22 1BP

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

About the Role

We are seeking to appoint an Individual Needs Assistant to provide 1:1 support for a pupil in lower key stage 2 with complex emotional needs.

The working hours will be from 8:30am to 12:00pm Monday to Friday, i.e. a total of 17.5 hours per week. Initially, this post will be for a fixed term period of 1 year, potentially leading to a permanent position.

The successful candidate will have a high level of emotional intelligence and the ability to pick up on and react positively to changes in learners' mood, demeanour and behaviour. You will be required to follow guidance and direction from both school staff and external professionals.

To become part of our outstanding team as an 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 strong sense of community and close links with neighbouring schools • A supportive Governing Body • An opportunity to be part of our school that strives to be 'the first for dreams'

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

Holy Cross C of E Primary School is committed to the safeguarding of children and promoting their welfare and expect all staff to share in this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. Holy Cross is an equal opportunities employer.

Information about the school Holy Cross C of E Primary school is a small, 'family' school with around 100 pupils. It is situated in the heart of Uckfield and enjoys spacious accommodation within large attractive grounds.

Our Christian ethos is based on the Gospel values. We provide a warm, friendly, supportive atmosphere where we all work together to ensure every child achieves their full potential. We always look for staff who will bring their passion and humour to join our dynamic and extremely hard-working team.

Interviews to be held on Tuesday 7th November 2017.

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.

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).

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.

Equal Opportunities

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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