We are looking for x2 experienced 1:1 Learning Support Assistants specifically with SEN experience at St Ursula's E-ACT Academy. The roles are to support one of our pupils with additional needs on a 1:1 basis, and the contract will be tied to the pupil.
We have two contracts on offer, one position is for x5 mornings per week (09:30 - 12:00 Monday to Friday, 12.5 hours per week) and the other position is for x3 afternoons per week (13:00 - 15:00 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, x6 hours per week). There is scope that these two contracts could potentially be merged if there is a need, so you will need to clarify what hours you would potentially be interested in working within the additional information section on your application form.
1:1 Learning Support Assistant with SEN Specialism x2
Contract: Fixed term (tied to pupil) Term Time only plus x5 inset days
Start Date: ASAP
Hours: 1st contract on offer: 09:30 - 12:00 Monday to Friday, 12.5 hours per week, 2nd contract on offer: 13:00 - 15:00 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, x6 hours per week
Purpose of Job
We are looking to appoint enthusiastic and caring 1:1 Learning Support Assistants with a wealth of experience in behaviour strategies and supporting children with additional needs, who would like to join our dedicated team and contribute to ensuring our school continues to flourish. We are looking for candidates with outstanding interpersonal skills, and with clear experience of working with pupils that have SEND needs. We would need the candidates to commence employment as soon as possible, and the position is based within our KS2 group.
The successful candidate will deliver specific 1:1 support to a KS2 pupil, working closely with the class teacher, children and parents to ensure that the children's' needs are met within the school environment so that they can make progress with their learning.
This is an excellent opportunity to work in partnership with the teaching staff in the school and across the E-ACT Trust. We are passionate and committed to ensuring that our curriculum is engaging and inspiring, with high levels of creativity and innovation in our teaching and learning across our schools. Our ultimate aim is to provide children with access to a broad range of experiences and challenges so that every child reaches their full potential.
The job requires the following skills:
- Must be able to work on your own initiative.
- Have clear experience of working with SEND including pupils with SEMH needs
- High level of communication skills and the ability to relate positively to children and adults required.
- A positive can-do attitude.
- To have knowledge and experience of SEND needs, particularly regarding social/emotional and behavioural additional needs within a school setting.
- To liaise with outside agencies and implement their advice
- To communicate effectively with parents daily
- Passion and commitment to supporting children achieve their potential
- Reliability and good organisational skills .
- Be proactive in delivering small group intervention to support social/emotional development.
- Have a clear understanding of how to develop and contribute towards outstanding provision across the academy.
- Have good interpersonal skills based on effective communication.
- Have a clear emotional well-being philosophy
- Be hardworking, open minded and flexible in character.
Please read the attached job description and person spec for further information.
What we value : Our values are our anchor point and underpin all we do.
THINKING BIG: For themselves and for the world around them by thinking beyond the four walls of their academy, and having the belief that anything they aspire to achieve is possible through hard work.
DOING THE RIGHT THING: In all that they do by carefully thinking through their decisions, even when it means doing something that’s hard or takes a lot of time.
SHOWING TEAM SPIRIT: By supporting one another, and knowing that by working together great things can be achieved.
If you feel you would thrive within this role, then we would love to hear from you; we hope the further particulars will give you a clear picture of the journey we are on and encourage you to apply for this key post at a very exciting stage in the school’s development.
The closing date for applications is: Sunday 1st November 2020 at 5PM.
The interview date is to be confirmed.
For further details on the post and how to apply, you will need to click on the 'Apply Now' button to be re-directed to our main advert and then submit your application online through Job Train.
E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.
E-ACT is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community .
All E-ACT academies, the Ambassadors and Headteachers are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, and undergo appropriate checks including an enhanced DBS check. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.