Closing date
30 May 2021

Job Details

Teaching Support Professional

School: St Joseph's Catholic School

Salary Range: Dependant on experience

Responsible to: SENCO

Contract Type: Permanent

1. Supporting pupils learning, either in groups or through 1:1 work.

The exact tasks will depend on the learning support needs of the pupil/s but may include:

* Supporting the development of skills in literacy, numeracy, communication and social and behavioural needs

* Differentiating work for individual pupils to suit their ability

* Using knowledge of pupils learning support needs to suggest appropriate adjustments to lesson plans to Teachers

* To meet the personal needs of pupils whilst encouraging their independence

* Under instruction from teachers and SENCO to support pupils learning. Work will involve assisting the pupils to understand the activities and using appropriate strategies to keep pupils on task' and engaged in the work set.

* Developing appropriate resources to support pupils with SEND in their learning across the school

* To contribute to planning, preparing and delivery of agreed support programmes to individual or groups of pupils.

* To monitor and evaluate pupil's with SEND's progress towards individual targets, as part of the SEND Assess, Plan, Do, Review' cycle

2. Supporting pupils' self-esteem, inclusion and behavioural development, e.g.

* To promote the inclusion of all pupils, ensuring they have equal opportunities to learn and develop

* Developing methods of promoting/reinforcing the pupil's self-esteem and independence

* Establishing a supportive relationship with pupils

* Reinforcing the school ethos, e.g. expectations of behaviour within class and elsewhere on the school site

* Supervising pupils on outings, school activities

3. Provide physical/personal care to pupils where required, e.g.

* Helping with dressing/toileting

* Undertaking physiotherapy and speech therapy exercises following instruction and advice from a qualified therapist

* Operating/changing oxygen cylinders

* Moving in and out of wheelchairs, operating wheelchairs

4. Supporting the Teacher and SENCO

* Using knowledge and experience of the pupils concerned, to contribute, with the teachers (and other professionals as appropriate), in the development and evaluation of a suitable programme of support for children with SEND.

Post: Teaching Support Professional

School: St Joseph's Catholic School

Salary Range: Dependant on experience

Responsible to: SENCO

Contract Type: Permanent

* Contribute to the development of SEND Pupil Profiles and Statutory Plans and reviews of pupil progress

* In conjunction with the class teacher (and other professionals as appropriate) to develop system/s of recording pupil progress and contribute to the maintenance of this record

* Providing regular feedback about pupils with SEND to relevant school staff, outside agencies and parents

* To attend relevant meetings and participate in training and development opportunities as appropriate

* Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/professionals in liaison with the

SENCO to support the achievement and progress of pupils with SEND.

* To assist in the development, monitoring and evaluation of programmes of work.

* To upkeep data files, catalogue resources, maintain inventories, photocopy, and use I.T. systems for administration and educational purposes.

* To contribute to systems for review and recording of students' progress, both academic and social.

* Under the direction of the SENCO, to assist in the development of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for students with special educational needs and contribute to IEPs.

5. Supporting the curriculum

* Support the delivery of the Literacy and Mathematics strategy along with other aspects of both the National

Curriculum and the enhanced curriculum offered by the school.

6. Supporting the school, e.g.

* Take responsibility for fostering and developing links between a pupil's home and school

* Helping to ensure the hygiene of the teaching environment in cases of sickness or soiling

* Administering minor First Aid under the guidance of a qualified person

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified. Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.

Employees are expected to be courteous to colleagues and provide a welcoming environment to visitors and telephone callers.

This job description is current at the date show but following consultation with you, may be changed by SLT to reflect or anticipate changes in the job commensurate with the grade and job title.

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