One-to-One Support worker

Shrewsbury, Shropshire
£8.55 hour
11 Oct 2019
08 Nov 2019
Contract Type

One-to-One Support worker

Description: We are an OFSTED “outstanding” setting and highly regarded for our work with children with special needs.  We are looking for a candidate to join our excellent staff team to work in a One-to-One position with a hearing impaired child. 

Candidates must have at least NVQ level 3 in Early Years Education and a good understanding of Early Years Foundation Stage. They should also have up-to-date First Aid, Safeguarding and Food Hygiene qualifications. Previous experience of working with a deaf child would be an advantage. 

Candidates will ideally be resilient and have lots of patience and empathy. They should have good planning skills and attention to detail, and a knowledge of Makaton and a Reggio inspired approach with be an advantage. They will enjoy a challenge and want to make a real difference in a child’s life!

The successful candidate will be working as part of a team that provides safe and high quality education and care for young children and promotes the inclusion of children with special needs. 

Job Title: One-to-One Support worker

Location: Shrewsbury Opportunity Pre-School Kempsfield Off Primrose Drive Shrewsbury SY3 7TP

Tel: 01743 247600

Hours: 4 days Tuesday  – Friday, Tues - Thurs 8.30am – 3.30pm, Fri – 8.30am– 1.30pm

26 hours per week

Term time only

Wages: £8.55 hour

Duration: Until September 2020


Please email Anne Wardrobe for further information and application form at or telephone the pre-school on 01743 – 247600 leaving name, address and phone number.  We welcome visits to the pre-school by applicants, please speak to Gina Gibbons, Pre-School Leader on the above number to arrange.

Closing date for applications Monday 4th November 2019

Interviews will be held on Friday 15th November.

Job Description – One-to-One Support

Job Title                    One-to-One Support worker

Responsible to       Pre-School Leader

Responsible for      None

Purpose of job        To work on a one-to-one basis with a deaf child

Main duties


To be able to work closely with, and take direction from, the setting leader and the SIS Teacher of the deaf.

To work on a one-to-one basis for a short period of each day providing a good speech model.

To carry out one-to-one support but also be an excellent team player – joining in with all pre-school activities, including planning and social events.

To be able to communicate, engage and talk to children on their level and gain their trust.

To encourage the inclusion, through play with peers, for a child with SEND.

To help to set up the pre-school learning environment for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session.

To advise the Pre-School Leader of any concerns about children, parents or the safety of equipment.

To attend staff meetings and training courses as required and to carry out health and safety risk assessments and record in a daily log.

To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff which is required as part of the job.

To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Pre-School Leader, in accordance with the Pre-School’s objectives.

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