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PERSON SPECIFICATION
NOTES TO JOB APPLICANTS
• You must clearly demonstrate on your application form under each question, how, and to what extent you meet the required criteria as failure to do so may result in you not being shortlisted. You should clearly demonstrate this for both the essential and desirable criteria, where relevant.
• You must demonstrate how you meet the criteria by the closing date for applications, unless the criteria state otherwise.
• The stage in the process when the criteria will be measured is outlined in the table below.
• Shortlisting will be carried out on the basis of the essential criteria set out in Section 1 below, using the information provided by you on your application form.
• Please note that the Selection Panel reserves the right to shortlist only those applicants that it believes most strongly meet the criteria for the role.
• In the event of an excessive number of applications, the Selection Panel also reserves the right to apply any desirable... criteria as outlined in Section 3 at shortlisting, in which case these will be applied in the order listed. It is important therefore that you also clearly demonstrate on your application form how you meet any desirable criteria.

SECTION 1 - ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

The following are essential criteria which will initially be measured at the shortlisting stage and which may also be further explored during the interview/selection stage. You should therefore make it clear on your application form how, and to what extent you meet these criteria. Failure to do so may result in you not being shortlisted.

Factor
Essential Criteria
Method of Assessment Qualifications/ Professional Membership
Qualifications must be obtained at the closing date for completed applications

Hold a teaching qualification which meets the requirements for recognition to teach in grant-aided schools in Northern Ireland

Shortlisting by Application Form

Experience

Minimum of 6 month's demonstrable experience in a Special School for pupils with Severe Learning Difficulties or in a Learning Support Class/Unit attached to a Mainstream School.

Experience of using a range of effective classroom strategies to provide support and challenge children and young people of all abilities, including those with Special Educational Needs/Severe Learning Difficulties.

Demonstrate experience of managing pupils with behaviours that challenge.

Demonstrable experience of working with a range of professionals to meet the needs of children and young people with Special Educational Needs

Demonstrable experience of writing IEPs/PLPs for pupils

Demonstrable experience of training/continuing professional development in the development of skills to meet the needs of children and young people with Special Educational Needs

Demonstrable experience of using digital media/technology to enhance teaching and learning

Shortlisting by Application Form

Other
Be registered with the General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland (GTCNI) before taking up post

Pre-employment Check

SECTION 2 - ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

The following are additional essential criteria which will be measured during the interview/selection stage.

Factor
Essential Criteria
Method of Assessment Knowledge
Knowledge of Northern Ireland Curriculum

Working knowledge of a range of teaching strategies to effectively meet the learning needs of children and young people with Severe Learning Difficulties and/or pupils with complex, sensory and/or Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties.

Knowledge and understanding of assessment methods used with children and young people who have Special Educational Needs in order to identify barriers to learning and plan for learning and measure progress

Knowledge of approaches to promoting positive behaviour for learning

Knowledge of Information Technology systems such as digital classroom tools/media and the use of tablets/mobile technologies

I nterview

Skills / Abilities
Demonstrable experience of developing positive relationships for learning with children and young people

Effective teaching and classroom management skills to inspire and challenge pupils to raise achievement

Proven ability to tailor the curriculum to meet the needs of all learners.

Proven ability to provide a supportive, inclusive learning environment

Ability to use initiative, solve problems and be flexible

Ability to work collaboratively to promote positive relationships with pupils, colleagues, parents and the wider community

Ability to work as an effective member of a team, and to motivate self and others

Interview

Values Orientation / Identification with School Ethos Evidence of how your experience and approach to work reflect the School's Values/ethos. You will find information about our Values/ethos on the school's website Interview

SECTION 3 - DESIRABLE CRITERIA

Some or all of the desirable criteria may be applied by the Selection Panel in order to determine a manageable pool of candidates. Desirable criteria will be applied in the order listed. You should make it clear on your application form how, and to what extent you meet the desirable criteria, as failure to do so may result in you not being shortlisted.

Factor
Desirable Criteria
Method of Assessment
Qualifications and Experience

Minimum of 8 months demonstrable experience of using a range of effective classroom approaches to provide support and challenge children and young people of all abilities, including those with Special Educational Needs

Demonstrable experience of using language programmes/strategies to communicate with pupils eg. Makaton

Demonstrable experience of assisting with, leading and/or co-ordinating an area of the curriculum or School-based Project.

Shortlisting by Application Form

DISCLOSURE OF CRIMINAL BACKGROUND

The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007 defines working directly with children or young people or in specified places as 'regulated activity'.

In the event that you are recommended for appointed to a post that involves 'regulated activity', the Education Authority will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure of Criminal Background. Please note that you WILL be expected to meet the cost of an Enhanced Disclosure Certificate. Details of how to make payment will be sent to you at the pre-employment stage.

Further information can be accessed at NI Direct or the Department of Justice.

APPLICANT GUIDANCE NOTES

To view the applicant guidance notes, please click here.

To learn about the many great benefits of joining the Education Authority, click here

The Education Authority is an Equal Opportunities Employer
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