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ADVERT ID 134715

Special Needs Assistant

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Citywest ETNS

Cooldown Commons
Fortunestown Lane
Citywest
D24CF1P
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MAIN DETAILS

Status:
Active
Level:
Primary
Date Posted:
Thu May 21 2020 17:07:59
Application Closing Date:
Thu Jun 4 2020
Commencement Date:
Thu Aug 27 2020
Status of Post:
Permanent
Number of Vacancies:
2
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SCHOOL TYPE

School Type:
Mainstream with Special Classes
School Structure:
Vertical
Gender:
Co-Educational
School Patronage:
Educate Together
Total No. of Teaching Staff:
27
Current Enrolment:
420
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:
Citywest ETNS is a primary school operating under the Educate Together ethos. We are a mainstream vertical school with one existing Class for Children with Autism. We are opening a second special class in September 2020. The second class is an Early Intervention Class for children of pre-school age.

Successful candidates will be contracted as Special Needs Assistants and will operate as Special Needs Assistants. Please note, however, that Citywest 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)".

The vacancy is for our 11th and 12th SNA/ANA posts. One post is for 0.83 of a post, an Infant day contract. The second post is for 0.5 of a full-time contract with the hours spread over the 5 days of the week.

Immediate duties for the Infant day post will be in a mainstream class while immediate duties for the 0.5 post will be in the Class for Children with Autism. SNAs/ANAs can be allocated to any SNA/ANA role in the school at any time, at the discretion of the school principal. These include mainstream classes as well as the Classes for Children with Autism.

Being a caring school is important to us and therefore teamwork, 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 (27 teachers, 12 SNAs/ANAs, secretary, administrator, bus escorts, caretaker and cleaners) respected as professionals and part of the learning, teaching and caring team.

Criteria for this position are as follows:
1. Relevant qualifications and experience - Applicants must have the minimum required standard of education for appointment to the post of SNA, which is level 3 qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications, OR a minimum of three grade Ds in the Junior Certificate, OR equivalent. (Queries or advice on the recognition of foreign qualifications can be found at www.naric.ie). An additional qualification in additional/special needs care and/or education, including autism or a related area is advantageous. Additional childcare and/or other relevant qualifications or courses (e.g. First Aid, Manual Handling, Positive Behaviour Support Strategies, PECS, etc) would be highly desirable.
2. Knowledge and experience of working in a class for children with ASD
3. Knowledge and experience of working with pupils in a mainstream setting with ASD, EBD, ODD, ADHD, school refusal, Down Syndrome, Deaf community, Dyspraxia, tube feeding, diabetes and/or intimate care needs would be highly advantageous.
4. Flexibility, team work and initiative
5. Communication and personal values relevant to our school ethos

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

Applications via email only. Do not post a hard copy of your application to the school - it will be shredded and not considered.

Applications should be on the standard application form only, sent in PDF format and not zipped.

Those candidates invited to interview will be asked for a profile photo. There is no need to send one at this stage.
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APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

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

  • Email
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APPLY TO THIS JOB VACANCY

Roll Number:
20402I
Apply To:
Apply to recruitment@citywestetns.ie
County:
Dublin
Postal District:
Dublin 24
Phone:
014124060
Further Information:

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