We are recruiting for a Learning Support Assistant to join us at Sheiling School.
The Sheiling School in Thornbury, South Glos is a residential Camphill (Rudolf Steiner) School for children with learning difficulties aged 6 to 19 and is part of Thornleigh Camphill Communities. Our beautiful grounds on the edge of the town encompass several residential houses for children and adults, a school building, indoor and outdoor craft workshops and a swimming pool. Adjacent is our farm, which provides organic produce for the community.
Set in a lovely 30-acre rural setting in Thornbury, close to Bristol, on-site accommodation may be available if required.
What we offer
• 41 weeks worked, 6.6 weeks paid holiday inc. Bank Holiday allowance
• Perkbox benefits package, Employee Assistance Programme and 24/7 online access to medical professionals via Perkbox Medical
• Pension scheme
• Free onsite parking, subject to availability
About the job
• The main focus of this role is to facilitate learning across the broad curriculum and to facilitate the building of positive and appropriate relationships with peers. This may mean dealing with challenging behaviour.
• To assist the class teacher in delivering pupils’ education. This includes contributing to planning and preparation of differentiated resources and individual instruction.
• Support the class by working with individual pupils or small groups, with primary responsibility for an allocated pupil.
• You will have a keen interest and skills in supporting pupils’ learning across our broad curriculum; in the classroom, in craft workshops (green woodwork, pottery and handwork), in the swimming pool, outdoors in our school grounds and within our local community.
• You will have a good level of fitness and have a resilience to face challenges and challenging behaviour (experience preferred).
• Experience with learning disabled children or young adults would be a distinct advantage.
• Level 2 English and Maths Qualifications (C or above).
Info hour/working patters etc
The salary is £16,160 – £17,675 per annum , dependent on relevant experience and qualifications
40 hours a week working 8:30 to 17:00, Monday to Friday.
The Sheiling School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including thorough checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.