Job Title : Designated Special Provision Assistant Apprentice
Employer : Beanfield Primary School
Location : Corby, Northamptonshire, NN18 0LJ
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Education
Vacancy Reference : VAC-11888
Brief Description : To work with teachers as part of a professional team to support teaching and learning for SEN pupils. Providing learning support to pupils who need particular help to overcome barriers to learning, such as those with moderate & severe learning difficulties
Qualifications Required : GCSE’s in Maths and ICT at Grade C (equivalent qualifications will be considered)
Desirable - Further qualifications relevant to the post, e.g. Learning Support training, NVQ, communication, PMLD, autism courses.
Desirable - Experience of work with SEN children; this can include voluntary or professional experience working in a school or a similar environment.
Desirable - Ability to work collaboratively in a variety of team settings as part of a multi-disciplinary team; This will include professionals within Education, Health and Social care.
Desirable - Knowledge of autism spectrum disorders.
Desirable Knowledge of autism appropriate approaches including; TEACHH, PECS, Social stories.
Desirable Knowledge of SEN needs and appropriate approaches towards children with various needs.
Vacancy Detail : 1. Implement planned learning activities/teaching programmes as agreed with the teacher, adjusting activities according to pupils’ responses as appropriate.
2. Participate in planning and evaluation of learning activities with the teacher, providing feedback to the teacher on pupil progress and behaviour.
3. Support the teacher in monitoring, assessing and recording pupil progress/activities.
4. Provide feedback to pupils in relation to attainment and progress under the guidance of the teacher.
5. Support learning by arranging/providing resources for lessons/activities under the direction of the teacher.
6. Support pupils in social and emotional wellbeing, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate.
7. Share information about pupils with other staff, parents/carers, internal and external agencies, as appropriate.
8. Understand and support independent learning and inclusion of all pupils as required.
9. Work with pupils on therapy or care programmes, designed and supervised by a therapist.
10. Attend to pupils’ personal needs including toileting, hygiene, dressing and eating, as well as help with social, welfare and health matters, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate. Physically assist pupils in activities.
Individuals in this role may also undertake some of the following:
1. Administer medication in accordance with an agreed plan under direction of healthcare practitioner and following appropriate training.
2. Update pupil records.
3. Assist with break-time supervision including facilitating games and activities.
4. Assist with escorting pupils on educational visits.
5. Support pupils in using basic IT.
1. Undertake moving and handling activities as required.
• Standard of work will be assessed by the Line Manager and as such the DSP Assistant will be observed and monitored both formally, through the Trust’s Performance Development procedures and informally through daily discussions.
• The DSP Assistant will follow the Trust’s procedures for student contact & welfare.
• All issues arising from direct or indirect contact are to be taken to the appropriate Academy’s Child Protection Officer.
The DSP Assistant will:
• seek to respond to work-related matters within the same working day wherever possible
• represent the Trust in a range of situations including communicating and co-operating with persons or bodies outside the school environment
Positions Available : 1
Working Week : Monday to Friday 8.45am to 3.15pm
Salary : £117.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 18/08/2019
Possible Start Date : 02/09/2019
Personal Qualities : Have a passion for education and developing the whole child.
Be able to demonstrate a commitment to personal professional development is desirable.
Positive and enthusiastic approach towards work.
Be able to work on own initiative, as well as part of a team, and under the direction of the Principal, Assistant Principal or Teaching staff.
High expectations of self and others.
Flexible and adaptable.
Skills Required : Ability to maintain clear and concise notes and records.
Ability to communicate effectively with a range of adults and children including; alternate schools, families, colleagues and professionals.
Good organisational and time management skills.
Future Prospects : Possibility of progression or a full time position may be offered on successful completion of your apprenticeship.
Training to be Provided : • Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
• Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths English and ICT
• Employment Rights and Responsibilities
Monthly onsite work based assessment carried out by a Tresham assessor.
• Training and development will be given to ensure that the DSP Assistant is able to carry out their job and will play a full and active part in the performance of the Brooke Weston Trust.
Other Information : With effect from April 1st 2018 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.90 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship.
For all other Apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.
Things to consider : In addition to the specific responsibilities of this post, every employee of the Brooke Weston Trust will commit to:
providing a courteous and efficient service to students and staff at all times;
using their influence with other staff and students to promote high standards of behaviour and order within the Academy.
Only Candidates who have fully completed the Application will be considered. Please be aware that the closing date is subject to change without prior notice.
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