Special Needs Assistant for St. Farnan's Post Primary School, Prosperous, Co.Kildare (32hpw, Maternity Leave Cover) - KW332/AUG19

Prosperous, County Kildare, Ireland  Salary:  See Description for Details
Other   Temporary/Contract/Project
Recruitment start: 14/08/2019


Job Summary

Kildare and Wicklow ETB invites applications for the post of Special Needs Assistant for 32 hours per week- Maternity Leave Cover in St. Farnan's Post Primary School, Prosperous, Co.Kildare (2019/2020 School Session).

  • 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.
  • Shortlisting 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 23rd August 2019

If you have any queries, please email recruitment@kwetb.ie


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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