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ADVERT ID 117891

Special Needs Assistant

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St Itas School

crushrod Ave,
Crushrod Avenue
Drogheda
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MAIN DETAILS

Status:
Deactivated
Level:
Primary
Date Posted:
Thu May 9 2019 14:23:55
Application Closing Date:
Thu May 23 2019
Commencement Date:
Tue Jun 11 2019
Status of Post:
Substitute - maternity
Number of Vacancies:
1
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SCHOOL TYPE

School Structure:
Vertical
School Patronage:
Catholic
Total No. of Teaching Staff:
24
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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:
St. Ita’s Special National School, Drogheda is a school for pupils with a Mild and Moderate general learning disability and multiple disabilities including Autism, ADHD, hearing and visual impairment. There are currently 18 teachers and 21 SNAs in the school. The school caters for children from 5 to 18 years of age.
We believe that co-operation, courtesy and team work are essential for an effective school and for the personal and educational development of our pupils.
This appointment requires somebody who demonstrates flexibility, is a team player, has a calm disposition, has confidence in dealing with behaviours that challenge, has supervision skills and shows initiative.
It is essential to have experience in a special school. It is also essential that the successful candidate will have the necessary skills to work with pupils who have complex profiles.
Experience in essential competencies include assistance with: personal hygiene/toileting; FEDS (feeding, eating, drinking and swallowing); hoisting (Manual and Electric), behaviours that challenge, use of switches and sensory equipment and proficient in use of Lamh sign language.
It would be desirable to have experience in working with multi-disciplinary teams such as Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and active involvement swimming programmes. Knowledge and familiarity in the use of ipads, computer programmes, interactive whiteboards is also desirable

It is also desirable that candidates should have proven experience in dealing with physically strong students with challenging behaviour and have undergone training in this area.
Short listing will apply and a panel of candidates drawn up for any potential posts occurring in the next term. Please clearly mark your application SNA APPLICATION.

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APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Letter of Application

  • Referees (name, role, contact no.)

  • Standard Application Form for SNA Posts
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Applications may be submitted by

  • Post
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APPLY TO THIS JOB VACANCY

Roll Number:
18936K
Apply To:
Chairperson St Ita's School
crushrod Ave,
Crushrod Avenue
Drogheda
County:
Louth
Phone:
041 9831303

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