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SEND Teaching Assistant

Reference: SEP20214369
Expiry date: 08:00, 29 September 2021
Location: Hooper Lane School
Salary: £15,048.00 - £16,288.00 Per Annum
Attachments: SENTARecruitmentPack.pdf

Hooper Lane School
Hooper Lane

Tel: 01603 542078
Email: hr@unityeducationtrust.uk
Website:  www.unityeducationtrust.uk

•    Salary: Grade E, Point 7-11 – £15,048– £16,288 actual pa
•    Fixed Term until 22 July 2022
•    Part Time – 32.5 Hours per week
•    Term Time plus 1 week
•    Required ASAP

The Short Stay School for Norfolk is a single countywide institution which meets the needs of a diverse cohort of vulnerable and challenging young people from nine physical locations. The majority of our young people have been permanently excluded from school and are preparing for an onward transition to a new school or specialist provision.
A fixed term Teaching Assistant post has been created for the academic year through COVID catch up funding to support the SENCO of the Unity Education Trust (Specialist Provision). The role will involve the completion of Educational Health Care Plans (EHCP) applications for submission to the Local Authority, which are a statutory document that provides a framework for supporting the Special Educational Needs/Disabilities (SEND) of a child or young person. The SENCO will provide training and guidance to ensure that the successful candidate will have a secure knowledge of the:

•    EHCP application process
•    Types of information and evidence required
•    Administrative systems (electronic) that that support the application process
•    Requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
This exciting and rewarding role will give the successful applicant the opportunity to work in a very unique educational setting (Short Stay School for Norfolk -SSSfN) that provides a short-term educational placement for pupils in Norfolk without a mainstream placement. Within SSSfN there are schools located throughout Norfolk in Norwich, King’s Lynn and Gorleston.  The job role will be based at our Hooper Lane School, however the successful applicant will be expected to travel to other school sites on a regular basis to gather evidence for the application.

The following skills are essential:

•    Excellent communicator, both orally and via technology.
•    Excellent standard of written communication, literacy and ICT skills.
•    Ability to interact confidently with all stakeholders including pupils, parents/carers and professionals within education as well as externally.
•    Ability to manage time and prioritise workload.
•    Motivated.
•    Able to drive.
The following skills are desirable, but not essential:
•    Knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice (Chap 6 – Schools).
•    Interest in Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND).
•    Experience of working with children and young people.

For further information about the role please contact the SENCO by email: martin.taylor-bennett@sssfn.org.uk

How to apply

Please click on the orange "Apply for job" button, enter your name, e-mail address and tick the box, then click the "Apply now" button.  After a few seconds, you should be presented with an on-line application form to complete.

You will be able to save your partially completed form and complete later following the link you will be emailed.
Please ensure you submit your completed form before the closing date/time.

No CVs accepted – Please complete an official application form if you wish to be considered for this role.

Closing date:               Wednesday 29th September 2021, 8am
Interview date:             TBC

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications irrespective of race, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation and/or age. We value the individuality and creativity that every worker potentially brings to the workforce.
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

This post will come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.