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Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and Pre-school Assistant

  • 06/07/12

    Gill Pursglove
    Tel: 01279 814242 / 07966506997
    Email: admin@rainbowpreschool.net

    Responsible for the day-to-day management of the special educational needs (SEN) provision in the setting

    Main duties

    1. Overseeing the day-to-day operation of the SEN policy.
    2. Co-ordinating with the manager  re provision in the setting for children with SEN.
    3. Contributing towards implementing duties relating to relevant legislation.
    4. Monitoring the observation, identification, assessment and support of children with SEN.
    5. Collating information on individual children, keeping Learning Journeys and acting as their Key person.
    6. Offering confidential support and advice to parents.  This will include daily informal contact and regular reviews of their child's progress /through individual Education Plans.
    7. Seeking support and advice from the setting's manager to ensure effective delivery of the setting's SEN provision.
    8. Liaising with other relevant agencies on the delivery of provision and the individual needs of children with SEN.

    This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the line manager.

    Person specification

    Essential criteria

    1. A recognised level 3 childcare and education qualification.
    2. Good written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to foster relationships.
    3. Knowledge of differentiating the early years curriculum for all children and knowledge of the procedures for implementing a graduated response.
    4. Commitment to promoting an ethos of effective inclusion to all users, visitors, staff and the local community.
    5. Good observation, identification, assessment and record keeping skills.
    6. The ability to work as part of a team to ensure the smooth running of the setting.
    7. The ability to manage time and workload effectively.
    8. Willingness to undertake further training related to the role.
    9. To attend and contribute to planning sessions.
    10. The ability to be flexible in working hours, covering for other members of staff at short notice

    Desirable criteria

    1. Knowledge and experience of working with external agencies.
    2. Awareness of current SEN issues through relevant training and/or personal experience.
    3. Knowledge of an alternative communication system such as Makaton or the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).
    4. Proven experience of working within a childcare setting and some experience of working with children with SEN and/or impairments.
    5. Some knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation such as the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (SENCOP) and the Equality Act as it relates to disability.

    Terms and conditions

    Hours:             20 per week term time only  plus extra hours as and when necessary.

    Salary range:  Negotiable for the right candidate.

    This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and does require a criminal records check. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.

    26/06/12 07/07/12 Stansted, Essex East 20 hours per week term time only Rainbow Pre-school

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and Pre-school Assistant

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