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Teaching Personnel are seeking individuals that have experience of working with Early Years/Pre-school children with SEN. The role of a Portage worker is to support families with small children in their home to best support their development through targeted teaching.

Portage is a home visiting educational service for pre-school children with additional support needs and their families.

The aim of Portage is to support the development of young children's play, communication, relationships and full participation in day to day life within the family and community.

Portage Workers have a wide experience of working with families and children.

-Families are visited weekly or fortnightly at home by their Portage Worker.

-Parents share with the worker their knowledge of their child's abilities and needs.

-Developmental records are kept and used to plan activities.

-Time is spent playing together and developing the interests of the child.

-Activities are left for the family to practice and enjoy together.

-After 12 visits parents and the Portage Worker will discuss the child's progress and plan together future involvement.

In order to apply for the role you must be registered with the NPA (National Portage Association) available at least 2 days a week.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualification and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. For Support staff our minimum requirement is GCSE English & Maths (A-C) or equivalent.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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