Easton Families Preschool: Special Educational Needs 1:1 Support Practitioner

Easton Families, Easton, Bristol. BS5 0SQ

We are looking for a Special Educational Needs (SEN) Preschool Support Practitioner to join us at Easton Families. The role will involve supporting a child with a diagnosis of Autism on a 1:1 basis and will be based in our 3-4 year old’s room.

Hours: 22 hours per week, term time only. Fixed term until 24th July 2018 (subject to funding)
Days and hours do be discussed at interview.

Contract: Fixed term until 24th July 2018 (subject to funding)

Pay: £8.78 – £9.57 per hour

Description of Job role:
To be a Key Person to a child with a diagnosis of Autism, recording and reviewing child’s progress through the child’s learning diary.

To observe, assess and plan activities to suit the interests and ideas of the child.

To support the child’s development through the use of Individual Educational Plans (IEPs).

To liaise with Room Leader and work in partnership with Nursery SENDCo and other professionals.

To write, update and monitor child’s Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and liaise with parents/carers, external professionals and agencies.

To liaise with parents/carers on a daily basis to provide feedback and updates, support transition and encourage parental communication.

Candidates must be able to relate to children, work as a member of a team, be able to work under direction, be able to use own initiative and be energetic, enthusiastic, calm and patient.

Candidates must have:

A relevant childcare qualification (minimum NVQ Level 2; desirable NVQ Level 3).

Knowledge and experience of the needs of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Experience of working with children with Autism and experience of working closely with SEN professionals and agencies desirable.

Knowledge and experience of writing and monitoring child’s Individual Education Plans (IEPs).

Key Person experience and experience of planning activities for children.

Use of Makaton and PECS desirable.

Please send CV via post to: Easton Families, Beaufort Street, Easton. Bristol. BS5 0SQ
or via email to: admin@eastonfamilies.org.uk

Closing date: Tuesday 02 January 2018

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 08 January 2018

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