Learning Support Assistant/HLTA

HEARTS Academy Trust, Wickford

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Job Ref No. ECC0-11 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Depending on qualifications and experience
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 28/03/2019 Midday Date of Interviews: TBA  

Job Description

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Higher level teaching assistant or Learning support assistant for The Atrium - an SEMH enhanced provision linked to Briscoe Primary School in Pitsea

27.5 hours per week. Term time plus non pupil days

Fixed term position until 24th July 2019 with possibility of being extended

Salary depending on qualifications and experience starting at £11,116 (FTE £17007 + £597 outer fringe) and £12,168 for level 3 HLTA qualified.

We need an energetic, playful, patient and empathic HLTA or LSA to join us immediately! We currently have funding to support a pupil throughout year 6 and with a managed move into specialist provision. This role will involve working with all the pupils attending the Atrium with a supportive team of senior teachers and nurture leaders. Our pupil to adult ratios are 2:1. This position is available for this academic year only however we are a growing provision so expect further opportunities in the future.

The Atrium is an early intervention SEMH provision. We work with pupils, parents and carers, mainstream schools and outside agencies to build a team of support around children. Together we work towards pupils' reintegration back into a fulltime, mainstream setting.

We are looking for someone who is caring, creative, curious and resilient, who is able to build morale in sometimes very challenging circumstances. This is an opportunity to join a great team and change outcomes for young vulnerable people, their families and the wider community.

A typical week would involve: planning activities as part of a team, 1:1 academic support, joining in and leading small group activities, working with specialist teachers to develop supportive strategies and lots of energetic role play! A love of reading, creativity and great sense of humour is essential.

Successful applicants will be required to meet the criteria within the person specification to be considered for this position.

This position is subject to an enhanced DBS checks and satisfactory references.

The Hearts Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

An informal discussion can be scheduled ahead of application. Please contact Abi Cansdale on a.cansdale@heartsacademy.uk.

Information about the School

HEARTS is a friendly, innovative Trust of six schools in the south of Essex. Our values are central to all that we do and we work tirelessly to ensure the happiness, self-esteem, achievement, respect and responsibility, truth, spirituality and service are welded into the curriculum to ensure our pupils are well-rounded individuals who are ready to face the challenges offered to them.

Schools within the Trust include two Outstanding Infant schools, Wickford Church of England School and Hilltop Infant School, both in Wickford, joined by Hilltop Junior School. Briscoe Primary School in Pitsea has just had a successful visit from Ofsted (March 2018). We have two small Primary schools in Rochford; Waterman and Stambridge Primaries have both been inspected by Ofsted and judged Good (January 2018).

The Trustees are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical check, prohibition from teaching check and at least two references. References are taken up prior to interview.

For further information about this vacancy and the Trust please visit our website at www.heartsacademytrust.uk

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

Penny Partridge
2 Mount Road, Wickford
Essex, SS11 8HE
Telephone: 01268 572672
Email: admin@heartsacademy.uk

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