LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANT
Pay grade: B1
Pay scale level: 4 – 6
Actual gross salary: £14,272.16 - £14,848.83
Hours: 32.5 per week - Term Time Only + 5 Days
Contract: Fixed Term with a view of being made permanent thereafter
Start Date: As soon as possible
End Date: Sunday 17th April 2022
Closing Date: Thursday 6th January 2022 – 12.00 noon
Interviews: Friday 14th January 2022
Please be aware we do not accept applications direct from agencies and also CV’s
The Governors of this caring and successful school wish to appoint an enthusiastic, motivational Learning Support Assistant to join our dedicated team at this exciting time in the life of the school. We are looking for a Learning Support Assistant who want to make a real difference to the lives of our pupils to inspire a desire for learning, to maintain our high standards and make a significant impact on the life chances of our pupils.
The successful candidate will excel in meeting the diverse needs of our pupils. You will be supported within your class by a Teacher and Learning Support Assistants who have a secure understanding of the rewards and challenges in our school. Our staff are passionate about developing the learning and life chances and opportunities of our pupils and young people.
Broomfield South SILC is a 2-19 special school maintained by Leeds City Council at present and will be joining Cockburn MAT in the near future. Our pupils and young people have a wide range of learning difficulties, including Autistic Spectrum Condition.
We offer an inclusive setting operating on the main Broomfield site and two mainstream partnership sites:
• Windmill Primary School
• Rodillian Academy
This enables us to meet a wide variety of pupils’ needs and provide support and advice to the community.
Staff can be expected to work on any of the three sites if required
The successful candidate will have;
• Experience of supporting pupils with a wide range of Special Educational Needs including Complex Autistic Spectrum Condition and challenging behaviours
• Maths and/ English Grades GCSE A-C or CSE level 1 or equivalent
• Use of basic technology – computer, video, photocopier
• NVQ/QCF or equivalent in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools or working towards is desirable
In addition the following personal qualities;
• Positive attitude and creative attitude
• Enthusiasm and the ability to motivate and inspire others
• Able to work effectively in a team
• Able to use initiative
• Willingness to learn, reflect and share effective practice with others
In return we can offer:
• friendly, enthusiastic and highly motivated pupils and young people
• a comprehensive CPD programme with potential for career development and promotion
• the support of a strong, caring and committed staff team
For further details, recruitment pack and to arrange a school visit please contact Rhona Mackintosh by email/telephone or visit our website (see attached advert for full details).
Please note that Broomfield South SILC operates a no smoking policy
We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds. Applications are welcome from all, irrespective of sex, sexuality, race, religion, marital status, age, or disability.
Broomfield SILC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; pre-employment checks will be carried out, references will be sought and successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and other relevant checks with statutory bodies.
The Broomfield main site & our partnership site at Windmill Primary School have disabled access facilities, including a lift in the extension and at our partnership site at Rodillian Academy.
Broomfield South SILC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.