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Special Needs Assistants

Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board / DDLETBDublinContract

Job Summary Primary Function: The SNA provides the necessary non-teaching services to pupils with assessed educational needs. The SNA acts in a care and support role that is non-teaching in nature and works under the guidance and supervision of the Principal and class teacher. The SNA’s primary function is to ensure the care and support needs of the students are met on a daily basis. Working Relationships:  Principal and school management team.  Members of the teaching staff  Other members of the support staff  ETB Administrative Head Office  Students  Parents  External Support Agencies Remuneration: The remuneration offered is the SNA scale as determined by the Department of Education & Skills. Job Objectives Key Tasks (Circular 12/05 and 30/2014): The duties involve tasks of a non-teaching nature such as: 1. Preparation and tidying up of classrooms. 2. Assisting pupils to board and alight from school buses. Where necessary travel as escort during school hours on school buses may be required. 3. Special assistance as necessary for pupils with particular difficulties e.g. helping special needs pupils with typing or writing or computers or other use of equipment. 4. Assistance with clothing, feeding, toileting and general hygiene and being mindful of health and safety needs of the pupil. 5. Assisting on out-of-school visits, walks, examinations and similar activities. 6. Assisting the teachers in the supervision of pupils during assembly, recreation and dispersal from the classroom for one reason or another. 7. Accompanying individuals or small groups who may have to be withdrawn temporarily from the classroom for one reason or another. 8. General assistance to the class teachers, under the direction of the Principal, with duties of a non-teaching nature. (Special needs assistants may not act as either substitute or temporary teachers. In no circumstances may they be left in sole charge of a class or group of children). 9. Participation with school development planning, where appropriate, and co-operation with any such changes with policies and practices arising from the school development process. 10. Engagement with parents of special needs pupils in both formal and informal structures as required and directed by school management. 11. Other duties appropriate to the grade as may be determined by the needs of the pupils and the school from time to time. Special Needs Assistants may be re-assigned to other work appropriate to the grade when special needs pupils are absent or when particular urgent work demands arise. Skills Required Person Specification/Profile: Essential Requirements:  Good communication and interpersonal skills.  The ability to build good relationships with pupils and colleagues/adults.  Excellent organisational and planning skills.  A passion for working with children and the ability to manage groups of pupils.  Ability to manage difficult behaviour effectively.  Flexibility and creativity.  Ability to work as part of a team.  Good record-keeping and report-writing skills, with ICT skills an advantage.  Shows discretion in sensitive situations.  The minimum standard of education for appointment to the post of SNA is FETAC Level 3 major qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications, OR a minimum of three grade Ds in the Junior Certificate, OR Equivalent. [Circular 0021/2011]

6 days ago

Executive Assistant

Maynooth UniversityMaynooth, Kildare€24,394 - €39,114 per yearContract

This role is situated within the Office of the Dean of Teaching and Learning and the successful candidate will work as part of an administration team reporting to the Dean of Teaching and Learning or delegated Lead Administrator. This is a challenging position in a busy office and the candidate must be able to demonstrate an ability to work under pressure and on their own initiative. The person must be discreet, trustworthy and capable of dealing with confidential material. The primary focus of the role will be providing administrative support to the Critical Skills Programme, which is led by the Lecturer and Subject Co-Ordinator, but it will also support other offices and units within the Dean’s Office as required, such as Experiential Learning, Programme Advisory and Student Engagement. Executive Assistant Salary Scale: €24,394 – €39,114 p.a. (13 points) Appointment will be made in accordance with the Department of Finance pay guidelines. *New entrants to the public sector will be appointed on the first point of the above scale. Closing Date: 23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Thursday, 8th August 2019. Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. Late applications will not be accepted. Maynooth University is an equal opportunities employer. The position is subject to the Statutes of the University.

15 days ago

General Operative

Maynooth UniversityMaynooth, Kildare€543.94 - €623.38 per weekContract

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the post of General Operative at Maynooth University. The post holder will be a General Operative in Campus Services; this is a general operative / facilities role however initially their core areas of responsibility will be in the area of grounds and landscaping. Maynooth University and St. Patrick's College share a large and spacious campus located in the village of Maynooth. The campus consists of sports pitches, parklands lawns, shrubberies, seasonal bedding and many fine specimen trees. The grounds of Maynooth University are currently undergoing development blending fine modern buildings with the existing stately historic buildings of St. Patrick's College. Grounds staff work in maintaining and developing these diverse campuses. General Operative (2019) €543.94 - €623.38 weekly (15 points) Appointment will be made in accordance with the Department of Finance pay guidelines. *New entrants to the public sector will be appointed on the first point of the pay scale. The Role Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued. Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the post of General Operative at Maynooth University. The post holder will be a General Operative in Campus Services; this is a general operative / facilities role however initially their core areas of responsibility will be in the area of grounds and landscaping. Maynooth University and St. Patrick’s College share a large and spacious campus located in the village of Maynooth. The campus consists of sports pitches, parklands lawns, shrubberies, seasonal bedding and many fine specimen trees. The grounds of Maynooth University are currently undergoing development blending fine modern buildings with the existing stately historic buildings of St. Patrick’s College. Grounds staff work in maintaining and developing these diverse campuses. Principal Duties General responsibilities will include:  To be responsible for the maintenance of good work practices and working relationships;  To participate fully with all information systems required for effective, efficient and accountable service delivery;  To agree to co-operate fully with the level of change required to ensure maximum value for all public expenditure;  To maintain and communicate information for the effective delivery of service;  To ensure compliance with organisational policies, procedure and legislation;  To support and participate in the establishment and maintenance of improved standards and quality initiatives with a view to providing a quality and customer focused service;  To demonstrate flexibility and mobility consistent with the needs of the service;  To co-operate with the familiarization, instruction and training of co-workers where appropriate;  To participate wand co-operate with all training initiatives as required;  To manage and maintain resources in an effective, efficient and accountable manner;  To contribute to the development of effective teams;  To perform duties in accordance with quality initiatives and standards and procedures (SOPs). Specific duties will include:  All manner of grounds maintenance work necessary to maintain the College and University Grounds to a high standard, as directed by the Grounds Supervisor. The following gives an indication of the range of work that would be required from a General Operative. The work varies according to seasonal demands, in addition to any specific demands of College or University events.  Shrub areas: Edging shrub beds, annual pruning, weeding, planting, removing dead and diseased plants, mulching, cultivation of beds and incorporation of composts.  Flower beds, seasonal bedding and containers: Weeding beds, edging beds, replanting of seasonal bedding and containers each spring and autumn, watering, deadheading of roses, spraying rose plants, annual cutting back, division and propagation of herbaceous plants.  Propagation and Glasshouse: Sowing seeds, insertion of cuttings and their maintenance.  Maintenance of some indoor plants in glasshouse. Mixing of composts and potting mixes.  Hedges: Pruning hedges to shape, weeding hedge bases, planting as directed  Litter Collection: Throughout the College and University Campus as required.  Hard Surfaces: Weeding, spraying and cleaning as necessary  Lawn and turf areas: Mowing (using ride-on, tractor mounted or pedestrian mowers), strimming, edging, fertilising, applying weed killer, seeding and turfing new and damaged areas. Planting a range of spring bulbs in the autumn.  Trees: Edging around trees, minor tree pruning as directed, tree planting, leaf collection, weeding and spraying tree bases, removing dead and fallen branches from smaller trees, staking and tying as required.  Machinery Operation: Operation of a number of standard horticultural machines such as strimmers, hedge trimmers, chainsaws, rotavators, compact tractor with attachments, a range of mowers etc. The ideal candidate will have: Mandatory  Possess experience and a good all round knowledge in grounds maintenance work. Competence in the use of horticultural machines  Demonstrable safety awareness  Ability to work as part of a team  Flexibility with regard to the type of duties involved  Candidates must possess a full clean, current driving licence (Classes B and W).  High Standard of personal presentation  High capacity for responsibility and individual initiative  Strong duty of care towards the University with an acceptance of the need to be available at unsociable hours occasionally Desirable  Previous experience of working in an operational campus environment The Department The Campus Services Department is one of the largest service departments in the university and is responsible for the co-ordination, delivery and management of essential services to the Academic, Administrative and Corporate function of the University and St. Patrick’s College Maynooth. Services provided include, grounds and buildings maintenance, cleaning, switchboard, photocopying and post, audio-visual, transport, boardroom reservations, waste management, traffic management and sustainable travel. The Campus Services Department operates in close association with the offices of Campus Planning and Development, Security and Health and Safety. The University Maynooth University is one of the four constituent universities of the National University of Ireland and in 2017 was placed in the global top 100 universities under 50 years old in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Formally established as an autonomous university in 1997, but tracing its origins to the foundation of the Royal College of St. Patrick in 1795, Maynooth University draws on a heritage of over 200 years’ commitment to education and scholarship. It is located in the University town of Maynooth, 25km from the centre of Dublin, Ireland’s capital city. The University is a modern institution - dynamic, research-led, engaged, and grounded in the traditions of liberal education. With more than 12,000 students, Maynooth is Ireland’s fastest-growing university, yet we retain a collegial campus culture that is central to our ability to bring significant interdisciplinary expertise to bear in tackling some of the most fundamental challenges facing society today. MU has a distinctive disciplinary profile compared to other universities in Ireland, with research and teaching strengths in humanities and social sciences, science, electronic engineering, business, law and teacher education. The University has major research institutes and centres in the areas of: humanities;, social sciences; mathematics, computation and communication; human health; business and service innovation; climate change; and Geocomputation. The University has, under the University Strategic Plan 2012-17, further enhanced its capacity and reputation for research, transformed its undergraduate curriculum, grown postgraduate enrolments and become even more international, diverse and engaged. MU makes, and is seen to make, an important and distinctive contribution to our national system of higher education. Maynooth University is now embarking upon a new and exciting phase with the development of the University Strategic Plan 2018-22, with a vision to consolidate the international reputation of Maynooth University “as a university known for outstanding teaching, excellent research, a global outlook, effective engagement with the society we serve, and our distinctive approach to the challenges facing modern higher education.” The University Strategic Plan 2018-22 builds on the institution’s strengths and accomplishments, concentrating energy and resources on further development in research and postgraduate education. The strategy focuses on:  targeted investment in research capacity in a number of priority areas;  extending the postgraduate portfolio and growing the postgraduate community;  Relevant horticulture qualifications  Tractor driving experience  Trained in manual handling  Chainsaw training  realising the full benefits of our innovative undergraduate curriculum;  enhancing the student experience;  comprehensive and ethical internationalisation;  equality diversity inclusion and interculturalism as enablers of academic excellence These strategic goals are underpinned by a commitment to invest, first and foremost in people and opportunities for their development and success, and also in the systems and infrastructure required to achieve scholarly and educational objectives. Selection and Appointment  Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend for interview;  Appointments will be approved by the President based on the report of the selection board;  Working 39 hours per week between 06:30am and 20:00 to suit operational needs, typically 8.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Thursday and 8.00 am to 4.00 pm on Friday  Occasional overtime may be required for specific events

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