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Job Vacancies

SEN Teaching Assistant

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding SEN Teaching Assistant to join our team at Joy Lane Primary School within our Specialist Resourced Provision with 1:1 support, which forms part of our inclusive school setting, initially for a 1 year contract.

All posts are 35 hours per week, term time only plus 5 staff development days (39 weeks p.a.)

All candidates should have a high standard of spoken and written English and mathematics. They should be good and effective communicators with children and adults, friendly and approachable, flexible and adaptable, able to work on their own initiative and with good time management skills. A sense of humour also helps!

Candidates will have experience of supporting pupils with medical and/or physical needs and relevant qualifications/training relating to supporting learning in school e.g. NVQ level 2 or 3 in Child Care and Education/Supporting Teaching and Learning, training/experience working with children with autism. Candidates must have GCSE English and Mathematics.

Responsibilities will include:

Supporting individuals and/or groups in achieving lesson objectives, helping every individual to achieve their best
Providing effective feedback to children and teachers including appropriate record keeping to support learning process
Understanding children as individuals and supporting them in overcoming any barriers to learning by supporting them knowledgeably and sensitively
Working in liaison with teachers to support the emotional, social and behavioural needs of children
Effective communication with parents/carers and other partners and professionals to achieve best possible outcomes for children
Preparation of learning resources in liaison with teachers
Assisting in the creation of effective displays
Participating in appropriate training to ensure every child is well understood and supported in reaching their full potential in all aspects of their school experience
Working in our Breakfast Club and/or After School Club if required
SEN teaching assistant requirements:

· Can support pupils’ social and emotional needs

· Is resilient and able to cope with the physical demands that this post will bring

· Works in a calm, supportive and caring manner

· Knows when to be firm and when to motivate and inspire

· Can recognise that children need to develop independence to allow them to build on life skills

· Have experience working with children who have autism, adhd, attachment disorder, speech and language and moderate learning difficulties

If you are interested in one of these posts please complete application form on this site.
Visits to school are encouraged.
Please telephone the school to arrange a visit.

Part-time hours: 35 per week

Nursery Nurse

We are seeking to appoint highly efficient, flexible, friendly and reliable Nursery Practitioner to join our team at Oyster Bay.

The hours are 37 hours per week with flexible hours, term time only plus 5 staff development days (39 weeks p.a.)

Pay: Kent Range 3 (£19,293, FTE) Pro Rata

We are looking for positive and enthusiastic people who love working with children and want to work as part of a team to ensure that all children achieve their potential in a fun, happy and safe environment.

Our children at Joy Lane are looking for a Nursery practitioner who:

Is fun and creative

Keeps calm

Uses lots of visuals

Celebrates our differences

All candidates should have a high standard of spoken and written English and Mathematics. They should be good and effective communicators with children and adults, friendly and approachable, flexible and adaptable, able to work on their own initiative and with good time management skills. A sense of humour also helps!

All candidates will have some experience and relevant qualifications/ NVQ level 2 or 3 in Child Care/Early Years. Candidates must have GCSE English and Mathematics grade C or above.

Responsibilities will include:

Prepare resources and set up the learning environment inside and outside under the direction of the Nursery Manager

Provide a warm welcome for parents and children at all times, communicating with them in a positive and supportive manner

Support toileting, first aid, hygiene and health and safety needs of the children.

Contribute to the development of plans and resources to enhance learning

Encourage age - appropriate independence amongst the pupils

Attend staff meetings and training as directed by managers

Supervise the children in Nursery to ensure that they are safe

Support pupil’s learning experiences in line with the Early Years requirements

Liaise with colleagues to develop and deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in a collaborative way

Observe, monitor and record the learning development of the pupils and contribute to children’s profiles/learning journeys

Contribute to discussions about the pupils learning achievement as part of a team

Use observations to plan future learning experiences that will enable pupils to develop further

This list is not an extensive list of duties and can be amended as required.

If you are interested in one of these posts, please phone Joy Lane Primary School to be sent an application form. Shortlisted applicants will be offered an Interview which will include an onsite observation.

Good Luck!

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