Early Years SEN TA

Recruiter
Sugarman Education
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
12 Jan 2018
Closes
10 Feb 2018
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are working closely with a school in Enfield who are recruiting an experienced Special Needs Assistant to work on a one to one basis with a young child on the autistic spectrum in their Early Years provision. We are looking for experienced individuals who have a passion to support children with additional needs, ideally with recent knowledge of the autistic spectrum; and someone who is well educated and has the ability to work as part of a close team. Responsibilities and Duties Applicants must have the following qualities and experience: * Is child-centred and willing to be a key person for the young person concerned. * Has experience working with children on the Autistic Spectrum * Has some experience of working in Early Years (Year R, Infant classrooms and Pre-School or Nursery). * Enjoys playing alongside a child, making eye-contact to help the child link shared communication. * Can communicate clearly and appropriately and help the child regain and maintain attention when required. * Is passionate about Early Years education and is excited about the opportunity of working with young children. * Has a flexible approach to help the child continue to develop his understanding of routine and simple instructions. * Can encourage the child to participate in a variety of learning activities ( experiencing the use of Makaton, visual timetables, now/next boards). * Understands the importance of being a guide for young children's learning * Wants to share the fun and excitement of learning together with a specific child. Qualifications and Skills * Applicants will be required to have a high standard of child care qualification or a degree (or a desire to acquire such qualification) * Previous experience of supporting a child and/or children on the autistic spectrum or be able to demonstrate knowledge in this area Cordant is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy