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Special Needs Assistant

Summerfields Primary School, Atkinson Drive, Newport

Grade 3, £5,951 to £6,030 per annum

Vacancy Reference: SNA12

Closing Date: 09/12/2021

Interview Date: 14/12/2021

Hours: 13.5 hours per week Term Time Only (44.8 weeks per year)

Contract Type: Fixed Term until 31 August 2022 (with the possibility of extending subject to funding)

 

Would you like to come and join our friendly and hardworking team? We are seeking to appoint a Special Needs Assistant to start in January 2022. This is a fixed term post linked to a pupil with an EHCP for the time the pupil is at our school or as needs change. We are looking for someone who loves working with children, who is committed, self-motivated and flexible, can work collaboratively as part of a team and has experience of working with children with medical needs or is willing to have on the job training to support children’s medical needs.

 

We can offer the right person high quality professional development opportunities, a friendly and dedicated staff team, well behaved and well-motivated children, an Ofsted ‘Good’ school and a positive and inclusive ethos.

 

Visits to the school are welcome. For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact the school office on 01983 525085. Application packs are available to download from the School website: www.summerfieldsprimary.co.uk.

 

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

 

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

 

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

 

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

 

This role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council has delivered, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will continue to do so until 2023. The original five-year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.

 

The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.

 

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

 

Closing Date: 09/12/2021, 12 Noon