Early Years Special Education Needs Support Worker Level 3

Closing date: 20240703
Reference number: SW-017690
  • Salary: £13.15 per hour
  • Job Type: Part-time
  • Employer: C.A.S.P
  • Location: London
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Camberwell After School Project provides an integrated childcare service to children from age 2 to 11 years. We operate our services from 14 Badsworth Road, Camberwell and open 5 days a week, Monday to Friday, 49 weeks a year between 7.45am to 6.30pm.
The Beanstalk Climbers Early Years provision currently operates from 8:30am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday 38 weeks per year during term time.
CASP aims to advance the development and education of children, young people and adults offering appropriate play, education, care, family learning and out-of-school-hours services and providing appropriate training and learning opportunities to improve the employability, well-being and personal development of young people and adults.
Our services include a pre-school nursery, after school collection from several schools, school holiday play schemes and early morning breakfast and school drop off services.
Purpose of the Job:
To provide safe, high-quality education and care for nursery children, with a focus on play-based learning both indoors and outdoors, and to offer one-to-one support for children with additional needs.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
• Implement the nursery’s responsibilities according to the SEND Code of Practice, ensuring daily practices align with these guidelines.
• Early identification and support of children with SEND, following the graduated approach and implementing strategies to improve outcomes.
• Ensure all practitioners understand their responsibilities to children with SEN and the setting’s approach to identifying and meeting SEN.
• Advise and support colleagues, ensuring parents are closely involved and their insights inform actions taken.
• Liaise with external professionals or agencies, incorporating their advice into setting planning.
• Arrange and facilitate parent discussion sessions where a child requires additional support to reach developmental milestones.
• Complete necessary paperwork in a timely manner, organize and/or attend professional/parental meetings, including SEND Support planning meetings and transition meetings.
• Pursue continuous professional development through training and encourage staff to attend appropriate sessions.
• Stay updated on changes to legislation regarding SEND.
• Safeguard and promote the welfare of children by following principles of safeguarding.
• Provide high-quality care and education in consultation with parents/carers, SENCO, and other agencies, ensuring each child’s cognitive, social, and emotional needs are met.
• Maintain a safe nursery environment with high hygiene standards and implement safety procedures.
• Promote positive behaviour and support children’s personal, social, and emotional development.
• Foster children’s growth, self-esteem, and independence.
• Plan and deliver focused learning opportunities for individual children, working with key workers to discuss individual needs.
• Participate in outings and trips, supporting the nursery team in providing access to all areas of the curriculum.
• Maintain confidential files, reports, and developmental records for assessment purposes.
• Maintain communication with parents/carers to ensure their involvement in the nursery and encourage active participation in their child’s learning.
• Support parents in accessing available services.
• Participate in supervision, appraisal, training, and relevant meetings.
• To ensure that all EYFS welfare requirements are met.
To keep up to date with current issues and developments concerning the early years and to undertake further training as required.

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Closing date: 03/07/2024

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