Person Specification

Post Details

Partner/Department:

Children & Younger Adults

Grade:

Level 3

Division/Section:

Behaviour Support Services

Job Ref: DCC/10/5616
Job Title:

Teaching Assistant - Level 3

Skills

Requirement Essential/Desirable Measurements
Ability to diffuse and divert obstructive behaviour and assist all staff in maintaining agreed acceptable standards of student behaviour Essential From the application form, Probing at interview
A good team worker who can work in a collaborative manner under the direction of a variety of teaching staff Essential From the application form, Probing at interview
Willing to engage in any professional development activities which will aid the effective completion of tasks required by the post Essential From the application form, Probing at interview
Ability to contribute to student Records of Achievement, IEPs and Annual reviews and to participate in multi-disciplinary case conferences/reviews as directed by senior management Desirable From the application form, Probing at interview
Promote and reinforce students’ self-esteem, independence and participation within the site community through the key working process Essential From the application form, Probing at interview
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a good standard of numeracy Essential From the application form, Probing at interview
Ensure safekeeping of all teaching resources and be able to maintain an accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date inventory of on-site resources Essential From the application form, Probing at interview
Ability to display student work appropriately Desirable From the application form, Probing at interview
Provide supervision for students at break and lunchtime as required by senior management and support students on off-site visits Essential From the application form, Probing at interview
Ability to work flexibly Essential From the application form, Probing at interview

Knowledge

Requirement Essential/Desirable Measurements
Of the complex difficulties facing students in their learning situations Desirable From the application form, Probing at interview
A wide variety of behaviour management strategies and techniques Essential From the application form, Probing at interview
KS4 vocational and non-vocational education. Desirable From the application form, Probing at interview
Of the use of ICT (i.e. word processing, e-mail and internet capabilities) Essential From the application form, Probing at interview
Of basic Health and Safety issues Desirable From the application form, Probing at interview
Of confidentiality/data protection issues Essential From the application form, Probing at interview

Experience

Requirement Essential/Desirable Measurements
Of working with students who exhibit challenging behaviour and are disaffected Essential From the application form, Probing at interview
Of an off-site/small educational setting Desirable From the application form, Probing at interview
Of developing learning support materials for students with SEN and working 1:1 or with small groups Essential From the application form, Probing at interview
Of undertaking baseline testing/assessments with individuals or small groups and assisting with recording and reporting procedures Essential Probing at interview, From the application form

Qualifications

Requirement Essential/Desirable Measurements
Recent INSET experience Essential From the application form, Probing at interview
GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English Essential Documentary evidence, From the application form, Probing at interview

Equalities

Requirement Essential/Desirable Measurements
Knowledge of County Policy as it relates to the performance of duties Essential From the application form, Probing at interview

Other

Date Produced/Last Amendment

15/08/2006

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