• Experienced of working with children with a range of learning needs, including social and communication needs.
• Reflective, good humoured, and keen to try out new ideas
• Confident in dealing with avoidant or challenging behaviours
• Dedicated to forming a relationship with the pupils they support
• Enthusiastic and motivated
• Patient and calm
• Has relevant experience working with children with social/communication needs
• Willing to undertake relevant training related to support
• Keen to work as part of a team and share ideas and good practice
• Has a commitment to Christian values
If this is you then we would love to meet you. This is an exciting opportunity to join a friendly caring team of professionals, who are committed to providing the very best for every child in our school.
We are seeking to employ a 1:1 support assistant with experience of Social Communication Difficulties and Speech and Language Difficulties to join our dedicated and friendly team. The post is for 5 days a week, currently based in our EYFS setting supporting a child with additional needs. The ideal candidate would have the confidence to deal with early language development and understand the importance of relationship and rapport building.
• Supporting pupil engagement and ensuring the safety of the supported pupil at all times
• Build Rapport with 1:1 pupil
• Support pupil in managing challenging behaviours
• Working as a part of the KS1 team and closely with the school SENDCO
• Following guidelines and advice for best practice in working with supported pupil
• Engaging in child-initiated learning
• Modelling effective communication and desired behaviours
• Communication with parents/carers and staff
• Creating engaging 1:1 activities which link to current topics
• Working with external supporting professionals and adapting practice according to advice
This role is a temporary appointment and related to the provision of special needs support for this pupil. The post will be reviewed annually and will end if the provision is no longer required (or the pupil departs the school). The successful candidates will have some experience of working with children in an educational setting.
You will be a supportive and welcoming presence in the classroom with the dedication to inspire the children to meet their full potential.
The Diocese of Salisbury Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and equal opportunities in employment and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.
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