Special Needs Assistant Required for Avondale Community College, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow (25.60 hpw) 26 Jan 2018

Avondale Community College, Rathdrum, Ireland   Sick Leave Cover
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Closing Date: 09/02/2018 Recruitment start: 26/01/2018


Job Summary

Kildare and Wicklow ETB invites applications for Special Needs Assistant posts which may arise in 2017/2018 School Session. Initial location, duration and provisional hours of work are listed below and may be subject to change. Should more vacancies arise; posts will be filled in the first instance from panels created as a result of this recruitment process. Special Needs Assistant required for Avondale Community College, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow 25.6 hpw approx - (Sick Leave Cover) (KW451/JAN 18) Garda Vetting is Mandatory Qualifications, Salary Scale and Conditions of Service in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Education and Skills. Appointment is to Kildare and Wicklow Educations and Training Board. Shortlisiting of applicants may take place Canvassing will disqualify Late applications will not be considered KWETB is positive to disability and an equal opportunities employer Applications for this post should be made online before the deadline of 12 noon on Friday 9 February 2018. If you have any queries, please email recruitment@kwetb.ie or phone Rosemary at 0404 60526. RORY O'TOOLE ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Job Objectives

The SNA provides the necessary non-teaching services to pupils with assessed educational needs. The SNA acts in a care and support role that is non-teaching in nature and works under the guidance and supervision of the Principal and class teacher. The SNA's primary function is to ensure the care and support needs of the students are met on a daily basis. Please see attached description and person specification for more details.

Skills Required

Good communications and interpersonal skills The ability to build good relationships with pupils and colleagues/adults. A passion for working with children and the ability to manage groups of pupils. Ability to manage difficult behaviour effectively. Flexibility and creativity. Ability to work as part of a team. Good record-keeping and report-writing skills with ICT skills an advangtage. Shows discretion in sensitive situations. The minimum standard of education for appointment to the post of SNA is QQI (FETAC) Level 3 major qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications, OR a minimum of three grade Ds in the Junior Certificate, OR Equivalent. [Circular 0021/2011]. Please see attached description and person specification for more details.

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