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Job Ref No. ECC8825950-47S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Local Government point 6 - 12
Position Start Date: 03/09/2019 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 17/06/2019 Midnight Date of Interviews: 24th June 2019  

Job Description

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Learning Support Assistants Primary and Secondary

Local Government Scale Point 6 - 12 (£9.94 per hour to £11.19 per hour)

31.5 hours per week, 39 worked weeks + 6/7 weeks holiday pay

Fixed Term Contract initially

We are seeking to appoint Learning Support Assistants to work as part of a team in this all age specialist special school. Experience with Primary/Secondary would be desirable.

Teaching groups will include pupils with a wide range of needs including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, learning & behaviour difficulties and communication and interaction difficulties.

Experience of special needs including autism, ADHD or language disorders and working with young people with severe and complex needs would be an advantage. Some of our pupils can present with challenging behaviour and need support with aspects of their personal care.

The person appointed will have opportunities to gain further qualifications and training.

Hours of work:

Monday: 8.30am - 4.00pm

Tues, Weds, Thurs: 8.30am - 3.30pm

Friday: 8.30am - 3.15pm

As a school we are committed to ensuring the welfare and safeguarding of all pupils.

All staff will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check.

Interviews will take place the week beginning 24th June 2019.

For an application pack contact Helen Grimwade/Karen Stevenson in the School Office.

Information about the School

The St. Christopher School is a specialist special school for Communication & Interaction for pupils aged 3 - 19. We work with a wide range of pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, communication & interaction difficulties and range of learning difficulties. The school is part of SEN Trust Southend.

SEN Trust Southend opened as a formal partnership on 1 September 2017. The four special schools, The St. Christopher School, Kingsdown School, Lancaster School and St. Nicholas School have always worked closely together to create a strong group of special schools which aim to meet the majority of needs of those pupils who require specialist support in a specialist educational school with Southend. We created the Multi-Academy Trust to help us continue this work.

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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Information about the school

Contact Information

Jackie Mullan
Mountdale Gardens, Leigh-on-Sea
Essex, SS9 4AW
Telephone: 01702 524193

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