ADVERT ID 156596

Special Needs Assistant

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Owenabue Educate Together National SChool

Carrigaline Lions Youth Centre
Church Road
Carrigaline
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MAIN DETAILS

Status:
Deactivated
Level:
Primary
Date Posted:
Tue Jul 20 2021 22:15:32
Application Closing Date:
Tue Aug 3 2021
Commencement Date:
Wed Sep 1 2021
Status of Post:
Standard SNA
Number of Vacancies:
1
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SCHOOL TYPE

School Type:
Mainstream
School Structure:
Vertical
Gender:
Co-Educational
School Patronage:
Educate Together
Total No. of Teaching Staff:
4
Current Enrolment:
25
Droichead school:
Yes
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POST DETAILS

Panel of Applicants:
An internal panel of suitable applicants may be set up to fill vacancies which may occur within a specific time period (four months for teacher posts and the duration of the school year for SNA posts) from the date on which the Board approves the successful candidate.
Additional Information:
Note: This is a part-time, 0.5 of a full-time contract (16 hours per week)

Owenabue ETNS is a developing mainstream primary school with a newly opening Autism Class. We are moving into our second year of operation, under the Educate Together ethos in temporary accommodation.

We will have 1 Junior Infant class, 1 Senior Infant Class and 1 Autism Class in September and will grow vertically to 16 mainstream classes plus special classes over the coming years.

Please note that Owenabue ETNS uses the term "Additional" rather than "Special" and so the successful candidate will be referred to as an "Additional Needs Assistant (ANA)" rather than a "Special Needs Assistant (SNA)".

ANAs can be allocated to any ANA role in the school at any time, at the discretion of the school principal. Successful candidates may be in the Autism Class or in Mainstream in September, and must be comfortable with both.

Being a caring school is important to us and therefore collaboration, innovation, communication and collegiality are vital to be successful on our team. In valuing the core principles of Educate Together, team-work is core to everything that we do, with all staff members, respected as professionals and part of the learning, teaching and caring team.

Required Criteria for this position are as follows:
1. Relevant qualifications and experience - Applicants must have the minimum qualification necessary for appointment as a Special Needs Assistant, which is an award of Grade D (or pass) in Irish, English and Mathematics in the Intermediate Certificate/Junior Certificate or the Day Vocational Certificate Examination or in an examination of equivalent standard.

Additional factors that would be beneficial:
- An additional qualification in additional/special needs care and/or education, including autism or a related area is highly advantageous. Additional childcare and/or other relevant qualifications or courses would be highly desirable.

- Knowledge and experience of working with children with Autism.

- Knowledge and experience of working with pupils in a mainstream setting with ASD, EBD, ODD, ADHD, school refusal, Down Syndrome, Deaf community, Dyspraxia and/or intimate care needs.

- Flexibility, team work and initiative.

- Communication and personal values relevant to our school ethos.

Candidates submitting a PF1 form must do so at the time of application.

Applications via online form only (linked below in the 'apply to' and 'further information' sections). Do not post a hard copy of your application to the school - it will be shredded and not considered.

Interviews are expected to take place in August 2021.
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APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Online Application Form
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Applications may be submitted by

  • Online Application
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APPLY TO THIS JOB VACANCY

Roll Number:
20534C
Apply To:
https://form.jotform.com/211454163081043
County:
Cork
021 2427078

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