Early Years SEN TA

Sugarman Education
London (Greater)
12 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
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