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Job Ref No. ECC3603-22S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Band 3 (Thurrock)
Position Start Date: 01/10/2019 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 04/09/2019 Midday Date of Interviews: 12 September 2019 Shortlisting Starts:  05/09/2019

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At St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary....We learn, achieve and love following Jesus

The Trustees of The Christus Catholic Trust are seeking to appoint:

Learning Support Assistant/s - Two positions currently available - (1 permanent post and 1 Fixed Term Contract due long-term sickness)

Salary - Band 3: 8-16 (Permanent post)

Starting salary: FTE £17907 Actual £10,657

Hours: 25 hours Permanent post and 20 hours covering long term sickness absence- duration of the contract to be discussed at interview along with the salary

Location: St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary, Grays

This is a great opportunity for an individual who is/ has a:

· Can do attitude.

· Professional and Reliable.

· Excellent and varied behaviour management skills, specifically those relating to social communication/ASD

· Experience of working with Children with Special Educational Needs; particularly those with social communication difficulties/ASD

This LSA role/s will involve working with a child on a one to one basis and supporting small groups with pupils with a range of SEND in the primary age range from 4-11, particularly those presenting with social communication difficulties/ASD

This ideally would suit someone who wants to work with SEND students and who has past experience in this kind of role, with particular experience working with younger pupils presenting with social communication difficulties/ASD

Responsibilities / Requirements:

· Working One to One with pupils from various backgrounds and needs.

· Reporting daily to the Class teacher and/or SENCo

· Implementing strategies and interventions recommended by outside agencies such as Speech and Language therapists and ASD outreach

Information about the School

St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary is located in Ward Avenue Grays Essex, and is part of a Multi Academy Trust (The Christus Catholic Trust), which currently consists of 4 primary schools. Catering for around 630 pupils, St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School is the largest primary school in the Diocese of Brentwood.

St Thomas' is a popular school, located on an attractive site. It boasts an excellent local reputation and facilities which provides an excellent working and learning environment. We can offer great support, a diverse and vibrant intake and a positive development to your career.

St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School and The Christus Catholic Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and other pre-employment checks. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

The academy and The Christus Catholic Trust will offer:

· A dynamic and collaborative team of professionals across the academy and Trust, who work in partnership and are committed to creating an ethos of mutual support and sharing practices whilst providing an effective Catholic education for the children in our communities.

Please clearly state which position you are applying for.

Closing date for receipt of applications: Wednesday 4th September 2019 by 1pm.

Shortlisting date: Thursday 5th September 2019.

Interviews will be held on: Thursday 12th October 2019 - time to be advised.

The school and the Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and other pre-employment checks. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

For an application pack please contact the Trust HR Manager on palomaGI@Christus.org.uk. A completed Catholic Education Service application form and all other related documents should be sent by email to palomaGI@Christus.org.uk

Please note that we do not accept CVs or applications from agencies. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Mr C Birtles
Ward Avenue, Grays
Essex, RM17 5RW
Telephone: 01375 375826
Email: admin@stthomasofcanterbury.thurrock.sch.uk

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