Learning Support Assistant and Midday Assistant

Parkwood Academy, Chelmsford

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Job Ref No. ECC2114-128S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Band 2 Point 11-14 dependent on experience
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 14/01/2019 Midday Date of Interviews: Monday 21st January 2019  

Job Description

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This is a fixed term position until 31/08/2019 linked to funding

Band 2 Point 11-14 (salary range is between £4,844.00 - £5,036.00) dependent on experience and service.

Working 15 hours 50 minutes per week per week term time only (38 weeks per year)

We have a wonderful opportunity for an enthusiastic and passionate Learning Support Assistant and Midday Assistant to join our dedicated and supportive team based at Parkwood Academy.

Do you have the determination and energy to secure positive outcomes for our pupils?

Do you want to work in a forward thinking and aspirational academy?

We are looking for a self-motivated individual, who enjoys using their own initiative as well as working as part of a team. Working 15 hours and 50 minutes per week; Monday to Friday afternoons. As part of the role you will provide midday supervision duties during the lunchtime period.

We would be delighted to hear from you if you:

  • Have good literacy and numeracy skills with GCSE Literacy and Numeracy grades A-C.
  • Be educated to NVQ Level 2 in learning support / early years or equivalent qualification or experience.
  • Must have experience working with a child in a school and in an early years' environment.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Have the ability to overcome communication barriers with children and adults.
  • Understand and support the importance of social and emotional wellbeing.
  • Be adaptable to work within a small specialised team supporting the children of the school with various needs.
  • Have good organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Have the ability to work on your own initiative.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Be prepared to develop and learn in the role.
  • Experience is desirable.

What we can offer you:

  • An established Multi Academy Trust of Primary schools who work closely together for the benefit of everyone.
  • Recent innovations have been the development of the 'Leadership Academy' which delivers high quality professional development to all staff.
  • A dynamic and collaborative team of Teachers, Leaders and a central team who are dedicated and committed to the success of all pupils and staff alike.
  • Additional holiday in October giving a two week break, enabled by an early close every Friday which is utilised for CPD.
  • Engaged and enthusiastic pupils who are 'proud to belong' to our school and enjoy learning in a stimulating environment.

If this role is of interest to you and you have demonstrable experience in the majority of the above accountabilities, please apply now. In addition, please see the Job Description and Person Specification with full details of experience required to fulfil this highly rewarding role.

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the school directly to arrange a visit on 01245 354605.

South Essex Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practice and appointments are subject to satisfactory DBS certification and references. We are an equal opportunities employer. For more information, please visit our website; www.seacademytrust.co.uk.

Information about the School

Our school thrives by fostering relationships between staff, parents, governors, children and the wider community.

Every member of our school community is committed to creating the best possible learning environment for your child.  Whilst we strive for high academic standards we are also committed to developing the creative, physical, emotional and social aspects in our children.

We look forward to meeting and working with you all.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Karuna Mistry
Westwood Academy
Beresford Close, Hadleigh
Essex, SS7 2SU
Telephone: 01702559467
Email: recruitment@seacademytrust.co.uk

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