Specialist Support Worker for EAL

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Closed for applications on 07/11/2021 23:59
Grade 6, £21,748 - £24,491 pro rata per annum
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An approved location, however you may be required to work at any Durham County Council location, as required.
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7 Nov
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Children and Young Peoples Service
Early Help, Inclusion and Vulnerable Children
EAL and Medical Needs Team

Post: Specialist Support Worker for EAL
Grade: Grade 6, £21,748 - £24,491 pro rata per annum

Permanent, 0.4fte,15hrs per week 40 weeks per year,

Have you recently worked as a TA in a UK school with EAL pupils? We wish to appoint a permanent, Specialist Support Worker to the English as an Additional Language (EAL) team.

The postholder will offer short-term support to pupils learning English as an additional language in any school in County Durham. A minority of pupils may also have special educational needs or a medical condition. The postholder will support the EAL induction package or raising academic achievement packages to accelerate the pupils’ ability to access the curriculum. Support is a mixture of in-class support and withdrawal sessions.

You will collaborate with teaching staff in schools to ensure those EAL pupils new-to-English or at risk of underachievement are supported and monitored. You will work across all key stages in primary and secondary. Home school liaison and occasional home visits are integral to the post.

The EAL team promotes inclusion and equality of opportunity. This post is an excellent opportunity to join a small, high functioning team to focus on supporting pupils who are learning EAL.

This peripatetic post requires means of mobility to fulfil the duties of the post. If you are driving, car mileage is paid. Within the work, there is a strong focus on safeguarding and reducing inequalities.

Do you have experience of supporting children’s educational achievement? Can you assist settling pupils of all ages into their new school? Do you have a genuine commitment to Equalities? If so, we would welcome your application.

The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

For further information about the post please contact Anna Mason, Team Leader EAL and Equalities on 03000 267743 or Anna.Mason@durham.gov.uk.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 15th November 2021.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Apply on-line via the North East Jobs Portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team on Telephone: 03000 268467. Email: PESCYPS@durham.gov.uk

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

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This job is closed for applications.