Castle Primary School
Special Needs Assistant
09/09/2019 at 12:00
Job Start Date:
Fixed Term Contract , Part-time
Hours of Work:
32.5 hours per week - term time (40 week contract)
Location of Role:
Castle Primary School
Contact e-mail address:
We have a vacancy for a Special needs Assistant for 32.50 hours per week to support a child in Year R with a profound hearing impairment and a cochlear implant. Previous experience of working with children is essential, preferably with those who have a hearing impairment.
Role profile 02030 Grade B
The successful candidate will be expected to:
- support a child with a profound hearing impairment and a cochlear implant in Year R using British Sign Language (BSL)/Sign Supported English (SSE). They will work under the supervision/direction of the class teacher/SENCO/Specialist Teacher Adviser for Hearing Impairment in supporting the HI pupil’s needs directly or indirectly.
- Work one to one with HI pupil
- Work with the HI pupil and another (or others)
- Work with other pupils to free the teacher for work with the HI pupil
- working with others while discreetly observing the HI pupil’s independent work
The nature of in-class support for the HI pupil is to facilitate access to the curriculum and assist in meeting personalised learning plan targets.
- Regular check of cochlear implant, hearing aid and radio aid equipment (training provided by the Specialist Teacher Adviser, Hearing Impairment)
- To have a flexible use of BSL/SSE according to the activity and the needs of the child
- To maintain and manage the use of all audiological equipment appropriately
- Support the hearing impaired pupil to access the Foundation Stage Curriculum
- Support the communication needs of the pupil so that they can make all their needs and contributions known and valued
- To help develop the pupil’s vocabulary, language, communication and listening skills
- To check understanding of instructions/information given in lessons, assemblies
- To ensure understanding of new vocabulary/language used in lessons, assembly
- To develop and use a range of visual resources to support access to and understanding of class activities
- Encourage good expressive language and speech
- Provide pre or post tutoring as appropriate
- Keep records of pupil progress
- Manage and contribute to the home/school book
- Facilitate positive interactions with peers
- Have regard to health and safety issues that are relevant to cochlear implant users
- Support the child at lunchtime and break times as directed on the timetable.
- Follow all school policies and treat all school matters as confidential.
- Attend appropriate Inset
Liaise as appropriate with the following:
- Class teacher/SENCO
- Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
- Specialist team from the Auditory Implant Service (AIS)
The overall aim is to help the HI pupil become an independent learner and encourage him/her to become a fully integrated member of the class. Advice, training and information on county training courses will be provided by the STA (HI).
- Have a professional approach to all aspects of school life
- Have excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
- Have appropriate levels of literacy and numeracy.
- Have basic ability in computing.
- Be able to modify resources to support personal plans
- Have experience of ICT resources to support SEN children
- Have extensive experience of parent liaison
- Be able to work effectively as part of a successful team and show initiative.
- Have experience of working with primary aged children, particularly those with special educational needs.
- Have a caring, cheerful and conscientious disposition.
An application pack is available from the school website in the Community tab or via email from firstname.lastname@example.org
Castle Primary School and Hampshire County Council
are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and
expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our
recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will
be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment