Learning Support Assistant - Autism Resource Base

Southend High School for Boys, Southend-on-Sea

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Job Ref No. ECC8825446-165S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 4.6 (£20,043 FTE, pro-rated for term time)
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 14/07/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: as soon as possible  

Job Description

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Southend High School for Boys will be opening its new Autism Resource Base (ARB) in September 2022.

We are now in the process of searching for caring and self-motivated learning support assistants to join a team of excellent staff to assist in the support and inclusion of students with an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) within the ARB and in mainstream classroom.

Please review the attached job pack for full details of the job description and person specification. The job pack can also be found on the vacancies page of the school website at www.shsb.org.uk, along with the application form.

Southend High School for Boys is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Key Information for candidates-

Working weeks per year: 39

Hours per week: 31.25 hours to be worked over five days (Monday to Friday).

Daily working hours: 8.15am-3.30pm (with a one hour unpaid lunch break every day)

Pay: The post is paid on Essex Schools' Local Government Pay Scale 4, point 6 (within range 6-7). The full time equivalent pay for this Scale is £20,043 per year and the actual salary for this part time post based on the hours outlined above will be £14,447.74 per year. These figures include the holiday pay entitlement for someone with less than 5 years' service. Employees are paid monthly in twelve equal months per year.


The successful candidate will be eligible for the following benefits upon commencement of employment:

Auto-enrolment into a contributory pension scheme (TPS for teachers and LGPS for support staff)
Free on-site parking
Eye care vouchers
Access to excellent catering facilities when the kitchen is operational
Free use of the sports facilities
CPD through internal and external providers
Access to occupational health

Information about the School

At Southend High School for Boys, talent is nurtured and learning is valued. Challenge is welcomed, participation is expected and achievement is prized. Pupils are happy, and prosper at the school.

We are an oversubscribed grammar school, complimented on our latest (2015) outstanding OFSTED inspection on all aspects, including our success in promoting good pupil attitudes and behaviour.

As a grammar school, high academic expectations are central to our purpose, and these are sustained through an extensive programme of support and guidance. Pupils develop their confidence and enthusiasm through a wide range of creative, sporting and other endeavours.

Southend High School for Boys stands on a superb site within walking distance of Prittlewell Station and the centre of Southend. Pupils retain fond memories of their years at the school, and stay in contact for many years.

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

Louise Kent, HR Manager
Prittlewell Chase, Southend-on-Sea
Essex, SS0 0RG
Telephone: 01702 606200
Email: recruitment@shsb.org.uk

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