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1:1 SEN Support Assistant, Little Bears Pre-school (Oxford)

Job title: 1:1 SEN Support Assistant Responsible to: Pre-school Manager/SENCO Purpose of the job: To work as part of the pre-school team under the direction of the manager. To assist in promoting the learning and personal development of the child to whom you are assigned.…

Job title: 1:1 SEN Support Assistant

Responsible to: Pre-school Manager/SENCO

Purpose of the job: To work as part of the pre-school team under the direction of the manager. To assist in promoting the learning and personal development of the child to whom you are assigned.

 

To apply, please read the job description below and complete the attached application form and send to littlebears@btconnect.com

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Preferred candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (previously CRB check).

Closing date: None given

Who to contact

Contact Name
Hollee Mason-Cook
Contact Position
Committee Chair
Telephone
01865 400033
E-mail
littlebears@btconnect.com
Parent Organisation
Little Bears Pre-School

Where to go

Name
Little Bears Pre-School
Address
Cratlands Close
Stadhampton
Oxford
Postcode
OX44 7XL

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
2-4

Additional Information

Providing services to
0 - 4 years (pre-school)

Notes

Main duties:

  1. To aid the pupil to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and on his/her own by, for example:
    1. Clarifying and explaining instructions
    2. Ensuring the pupil is able to use equipment and materials provided  Motivating and encouraging the pupil(s) as required by providing levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks as appropriate to pupils’
    3. Helping to make appropriate resources to support the pupil
  2. Work in partnership with the Little Bears pre-school team and parents/carers and other family members.
  3. To offer an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences.
  4. Monitor the pupil’s response to the learning activities and, where appropriate, modify or adapt the activities as agreed with the Pre-School Manager to achieve the intended learning outcomes
  5. To give positive encouragement, feedback and praise to reinforce and sustain the pupil’s efforts and develop self reliance and self esteem.
  6. To support the use of ICT in learning activities and with specific programmes to support learning.
  7. To provide regular feedback on the pupil’s learning and behaviour to the Key Person/SENCO, including feedback on the effectiveness of the behaviour strategies adopted
  8. To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection and safeguarding procedures.
  9. To support lunch time within the setting.
  10. To actively participate at team meetings, supervisor meetings and appraisal meetings as required.
  11. To attend training courses as required and take responsibility for your development.
  12. To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is acquired as part of the job.
  13. To be aware of and adhere to all the setting’s operational policies and procedures, e.g. health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collecting children, food safety etc.

NB: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have any orders which have been made against them. Any role offered will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

Person Specification:

  • Willingness to learn.
  • Previous experience of working with young children.
  • Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
  • Knowledge of child protection and safeguarding procedures (online training will be required by the successful candidate).
  • Good communication skills.
  • An understanding of play based approaches to children’s learning and development.
  • Commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Commitment to working effectively with young children and families.
  • Friendly and flexible approach to work which facilitates the development of effective relationships.

Desirable criteria:

  • First aid training
  • Safeguarding training
  • Level 2 early years qualification
  • SEN experience desired but not essential

 

Please note this is a temporary position available for a maximum of one year.

Supporting people with
Physical disability
Hearing impairment
Visual impairment
Challenging behaviour
Learning difficulty
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum Condition
Communication impairment

Last checked on 30/07/2019

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