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Nursery Assistant

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Sector
Job Type Permanent
Salary Up to £8.21 per hour
Published 9 days ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Lesley-Anne Fitzgerald
Job Ref NIC0000631_1555327383

Job Description

Grafton Recruitment are working in partnership with a large public sector organisation to recruit a temporary Nursery Assistant to start ASAP for a duration of 3 Months.

Location: Belfast, BT13

Hours: 25 - 8.30 - 3.30pm Tues - Thurs

Pay rate: £8.21pr hr

Under the direction of the class teacher/outreach teacher/education authority officer, assist with the educational support and care of the pupils in a designated class or classes, in or outside the classroom.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The precise duties of the post will be determined by the Principal.

CLASSROOM SUPPORT

Assist the teacher in the efficient running of the class.

Assist, as required, pupils learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and on their own by assisting with the management of the learning environment through:

  • clarifying and explaining instruction;
  • ensuring the pupils are able to use equipment and materials provided;
  • assisting in motivating and encouraging the pupils as required;
  • contributing to areas requiring reinforcement or development, e.g. language, behaviour, reading, spelling, handwriting/presentation etc;
  • promoting independent learning;
  • helping pupils concentrate on and finish work set.

Participate in classroom activities, including involvement with the curriculum, where appropriate, under the direction of the class teacher/officer.

Assume responsibility for supervising groups of children, or individual children on specified activities including talking and listening, use of library activities, using ICT, extra-curricular activities, and other duties.

Provide continuity of adult care of e.g. supervising play and cloakrooms including hand washing and toileting.

    1. Be aware of school policies, procedures and of confidential issues linked to home/pupil/teacher/school work and to keep confidences appropriately.
    2. Establish a supportive relationship with the pupils concerned.

Prepare work for pupils as directed by, and in support of, the teacher.

Set up, clear away and regularly clean equipment.

Prepare material for play sessions e.g. making dough, paste, cutting paper, costume preparation, involvement in school dramatic activities

Provide supervision/support including the administration of prescribed medicines and drugs for children who are ill and deal with minor cuts and grazes.

Ensure as far as possible a safe environment for pupils.

Report to the class teacher any signs or symptoms displayed which may suggest that a child requires expert or immediate attention.

  1. administration

Assist with classroom administration, e.g. collecting dinner money, lost property etc.

Contribute to the maintenance of pupil progress records.

Provide regular feedback about the pupils to the teacher.

Duplicate written materials, assist with production of charts and displays, record radio and television programmes, catalogue and process books and resources.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Access NI Disclosure check at a cost of £26/£33. A person's criminal record will not, in itself, debar that person from being appointed to this post. Any information given will be treated in the strictest confidence.

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. If you are interested please upload your CV to the link provided, Lesley-Anne Fitzgerald will be in touch to confirm if you have been shortlisted.

**PLEASE NOTE THIS ROLE MAY BE FILLED VERY QUICKLY BUT WE WILL KEEP YOUR DETAILS ON FILE FOR ANY FUTURE ROLES THAT COME THROUGH THAT YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN**

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