If you are an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual who has a passion for working with young people, we would like to hear from you.
You will be required to work on a one-to-one basis or provide in-class support to students who have a wide range of learning, medical or behavioural difficulties, though predominantly Social, Emotional and Mental Health issues. We want to hear from anyone who has the skills and experience to effectively support our students. The role is demanding but rewarding. The successful candidates will ideally have experience of supporting students with these type of needs along with a relevant NVQ qualification in Childcare or equivalent.
Our Learning Support Assistants work alongside the class teacher and the SENDCO to deliver high quality learning experiences, which improve rates of progress for pupils within a welcoming and experienced support team. They also use their initiative and are proactive in supporting individual pupils across the class. Experience of delivering interventions to improve the development of speech and language and social skills are desirable. High expectations for all the children are essential as is the ability to demonstrate excellent behaviour management skills. The role requires effective communication and teamwork.
Hours of work: 25.5 per week
Weeks worked: term time only (38 weeks per year).
The actual salary £12,673
We are open to flexible working hours and would welcome a discussion with potential applicants to explore a mutually convenient work pattern. Our Learning Support Assistants receive a comprehensive training package to secure continued professional development.
The Learning Alliance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff appointments are subject to satisfactory references and enhanced checks with the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).
In line with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 The Learning Alliance does not request attendance or medical information on candidates for posts prior to appointment. We will, however, seek a post-appointment reference for successful candidates, which will include questions relating to attendance records. Appointments will be made subject to this reference and the Trust may, in some circumstances, withdraw the offer of appointment on the basis of information received, again having full regard to the requirements of the Equality Act.
The Learning Alliance is committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity and the elimination of discrimination; all applicants should note that they will be considered on the basis of suitability regardless of disability, gender, race, religion, age, sexual orientation and marital status or any other discrimination which is unfair or unreasonable. We are proud to be an employer that holds Disability Committed and Menopause Friendly status. The Trust supports CIPD’s #FlexFrom1st campaign and is ‘happy to talk flexible working’.