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

We are looking for an Early Years Educator to join us at Easton Families. The role will be based in our 2 year olds room.

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

Salary:  £8.78 – £9.57 per hour.

Qualifications and  Experience: 

  • 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.

Work Location: 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 olds room. 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.

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