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Nursery Nurse - Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION – NURSERY NURSE

Eyears Ltd

 

 

Purpose of Post

1          To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the Setting;

2          To give support to other personnel within the Setting;

 

Key Areas

  • Work with Children;
  • Team Work;
  • Liaise with Parents/carers.

 

Responsible to

Senior Nursery Nurse / Team Leader / Deputy Manager / Manager

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operate a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in your area in conjunction with other staff;
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team;
  • Liaise with and support parents/carers and other family members;
  • To be flexible within working practices of the Setting. Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the Setting, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment etc.;
  • Recording accidents in the accident book. Ensure the manager has initialled the report before the parent receives it;
  • Look upon the Setting as a “whole” where can your help be most utilised, be constantly aware of the needs of children;
  • Ensure child is collected by someone known to Setting;
  • To respect the confidentiality of information received;
  • Specific Child Care Tasks:
    • The preparation and completion of activities to suit the child's stage of development;
    • To ensure that mealtimes are a time of pleasant social sharing;
    • Washing and changing children as required;
    • Providing comfort and warmth to an ill child;
  • To ensure the Setting of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development;
  • To be aware of the high profile of the Setting and to uphold its standards at all times.
  • To actively promote and support the safeguarding of children and young people in the workplace, ensuring Setting policies and procedures are observed at all times.

 

 

Nursery Nurse - Person Specification:

 

 

Essential

Desirable

 

Skills, aptitude, knowledge and experience

  • Previous experience of caring for, or working with children aged 0-5 in a voluntary or paid capacity
  • An understanding of the Early Learning Goals
  • Knowledge of the National Standards for the regulation of Childcare provision
  • A commitment to the provision of high quality childcare
  • A positive approach to learning and gaining new skills through teamwork and training opportunities

 

 

  • Interest in the care, learning and development of young children
  • An understanding of the Foundation Stage curriculum

 

Personal qualities

  • Good organisational, record keeping and planning skills
  • Punctuality
  • Excellent communication skills, with children, colleagues, advisors and parents/carers/carers.
  • Patience
  • Empathy with children, colleagues and parents/carers/carers
  • Reliability and trustworthiness
  • A positive approach to inclusive practice, with children and colleagues
  • Enthusiasm for working with young children

 

 

  • Flexibility – occasionally working hours might be changed, e.g. if the setting hosts a Parent’s Evening
  • Able to work in small teams

 

 

 

 

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Teacher - Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION - TEACHER

The duties and responsibilities of a Teacher shall include the following:

Overall Functions

• To teach and educate students according to guidelines provided by the National

Curriculum Framework under the overall guidance of the competent education

authority;

• To teach and educate students according to the educational needs, abilities and

attainment potential of individual students entrusted to his/her care by the Head of

School or Head of Unit.

Main Responsibilities

• Planning, preparing and delivering lessons to all students in the class;

• Teaching according to the educational needs, abilities and achievement of the

individual students and groups of students;

• Adopting and working towards the implementation of the school development

plan of the particular school they are giving service in;

• Assigning work, correcting and marking work carried out by his/her students;

• Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress, attainment and

behaviour of one’s students;

• Providing or contributing to oral and written assessments, reports and references

relating to individual students or groups of students;

• Participating in arrangements within an agreed national framework for the

appraisal of students’ performance;

• Promoting the general progress and well-being of individual students, groups of

students or class entrusted to him/her;

• Providing guidance and advice to students on educational and social matters and

on their further education and future careers; providing information on sources of

more expert advice;

• Communicating, consulting and co-operating with other members of the school

staff, including those having posts of special responsibility and parents/guardians

to ensure the best interest of students;

• Reviewing and evaluating one’s own teaching and learning strategies,

methodologies and programme/s in line with the National Curriculum Framework

guidelines;

• Advising and co-operating with the Head of School, Assistant Head, Heads of

Department, Education Officers, and other teachers in the preparation and

development of courses of study, teaching materials, teaching programmes,

methods of teaching and assessment and pastoral care arrangements;

• Ensuring high standards of professional practice and quality of teaching and

learning of the subject/s. Through effective dialogue, participating in reciprocal

peer review and observation of class teaching practice by the Head of Department

(subject/level) concerned;

• Participating in In-Service education and training courses as well as in continuing

professional development (CPD) opportunities, and taking part in action research

exercises;

• Maintaining good order and discipline amongst students under one’s care and

safeguarding their health and safety at all times;

• Participating in staff, group or other meetings related to the school curriculum or

pastoral care arrangements, for the better organization and administration of the

school;

• Contributing to the professional development of new teachers and student

teachers according to arrangements agreed with the Head of School;

• Providing the necessary information and advice to the designated personnel in the

school and/or College and to provide all the necessary information regarding

requisitions and arrangements in connection with the teaching of the subject/s

assigned to him/her;

• Ensuring the safe custody and optimum use of equipment normally used by

oneself during lessons and sees to its regular servicing and maintenance;

• Participating in school assemblies;

• Registering and monitoring the attendance of students under one’s care;

• Sharing in any possible and reasonable way in the effective management,

organisation, order and discipline of the school;

• Nurtures a culture where teachers view themselves essentially as facilitators of

learning and reflective practitioners;

• Regularly discussing, monitoring the work being carried out by the LSA in class;

• In the case of students with severe learning difficulties and with communication

problems, ensuring that a Contact Book is daily updated with the necessary

information including parents’ signature;

• Liaising and collaborating with specialist teachers/resource persons and other

professionals working with statemented students;

• Making use of audiovisual technological devices/aides (such as radio aids;

projectors) and other adaptations during the delivery of the lessons;

• At the secondary level, teachers shall be expected to teach students of different

levels of achievement. Such teachers will preferably teach not more than two

levels unless special circumstances warrant otherwise;

 

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Teaching Assistant - Job Description

Teaching Assistant Job Description

 

Teaching and learning

  • Assist in the educational and social development of students under the direction and guidance of the faculty leader and class teachers.
  • Assist the faculty leader and class teachers in the planning of work programmes for individuals and groups of students and developing extended activities. Help monitor their progress.
  • Provide support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities; support students with specific learning needs and help develop their social skills
  • Undertake planned and unplanned cover in the short-term absence of teachers in all curriculum areas. 
  • To undertake lunchtime supervision as directed. (Duties)

 

Administrative duties

  • Support teachers in preparation and production of classroom materials
  • Ensure that all departmental materials and equipment are in good, safe working order and stored safely and securely
  • Assist teachers with maintaining student records
  • Prepare and present displays of students' work both in the classroom and surrounding areas
  • Assist with the planning and organising of departmental trips
  • Assist with examination administration if required

 

Other Duties

  • To maintain confidentiality and observe data protection and associated guidelines where appropriate.
  • To understand and comply with all other relevant school policies.
  • Participate in in-service training as appropriate to role

 

Person Specification

Area

Necessary requirements

Education/

Training

 

Essential

  • A good level of education

Desirable

  • A-Level in a related area.
  • Degree, Diploma or other recognised professional qualification in a relevant area.

 

Experience/

Skills

Essential

  • Good organisational skills including the ability to plan, prioritise, work to deadline and manage time effectively
  • Good IT skills
  • Be able to communicate effectively to students, parents and other colleagues orally and in writing
  • Have a basic understanding of data and how it can be used to support student learning

 

Desirable

  • Has previous similar experience working in a school (voluntary or paid)
  • Experience of analysing numerical data (statistics) and presenting it in readily accessible formats (Excel etc.)
  • First Aid Qualification

 

Knowledge

Essential

  • A basic knowledge of policy and issues surrounding education

 

Desirable

  • Knowledge or experience of working in educational organisations or in youth related organisations.

 

Attitudes and Values

 

  • Enjoys being with children and seeing them learn in a positive climate
  • Ability to work in a systematic, orderly and organised manner without supervision.
  • Take pride in work, with an eye to accuracy and detail
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Commitment to equal opportunities and diversity practice
  • Ability to self evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities

 

 

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