Classroom Assistant (Special Educational Needs)

Job description

Under the direction of the class teacher/outreach teacher/Education Authority, assist with the educational support and the care of the pupil(s) with special educational needs who is/are in the teacher’s care in or outside the classroom..


  • Assist the teacher with the support and care of pupil(s) with special educational needs e.g. enable access to the curriculum, attend to personal needs including dietary, feeding, toileting etc.
  • Develop an understanding of the specific needs of the pupil(s) to be supported.
  • Assist with authorised programmes (e.g. Education Plan, Care Plan), participate in the evaluation of the support and encourage pupil(s) participation in such programmes.

Skills and Qualifications

Essential Skills

  • Hold a minimum of a Level 3 childcare qualification as approved by EA (A list of approved qualifications is available to download from the EA website
  • Have a minimum of one years experience of working with a child/children in a formal learning environment e.g. school, nursery or playgroup
  • Evidence and experience of using ICT at class and/or whole school level Microsoft Word and Outlook, and/or C2K schools IT systems

Further Information

Base of Location: Ballylifford Primary School. A full list of resonsibilities, essential and desirable skill can be found on the Education Authority website. The Education Authority is an equal opportunities employer. £11.4935 - £11.7029 per hour. Work time - Monday - Friday

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Co Tyrone
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