Scargill Infant School
Mungo Park Road
Essex RM13 7PL
Tel. No: 01708 555707
Head of school: Dawn McGahey
EYFS Teaching Assistant 1-2-1
Grade: 1/2 point 3-5
Salary: £21,408 – £21,795 p.a. (full-time). Actual salary pro-rata £15,293 - £15,570 p.a.
Hours: 30 hours per week – term time only (39 weeks to include INSET days) – 8.45am – 3.15pm with 30 minutes’ lunch break
Contract: Fixed Term to 31st August 2021
Required from November 2020
We are looking to appoint a EYFS Teaching Assistant who has experience working with children with a range of special educational needs. The role is predominantly working as a 1:1 Teaching Assistant but some group work will be required.
The role involves supporting children with complex physical, sensory or learning and development needs. Experience delivering speech therapy plans will be an advantage, as will be any experience using visual timetables, PECs, Makaton, positive handling training and knowledge implementing behaviour management strategies.
Whilst you will be expected to work under the direction of the class teacher and EYSF Lead you will also have the ability to use your own initiative to organise tasks and activities; creating simple resources to support the pupil’s work as appropriate. You will work closely with the Class Teacher, EYFS Lead and the School’s SENCO as well as working in partnership with external contacts to support learning and development.
We are looking for a person who is calm, kind, patient and who:
- is cheerful, positive and enthusiastic about working with children
- is experienced in supporting pupils with learning difficulties
- is an effective communicator with pupils and staff
- is able to build and maintain effective relationships
- is committed to working as part of a team
The position is subject to an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure check. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
Closing date for applications: Thursday 29th October 2020
Interviews: Tuesday 3rd November 2020