SEN Learning Support Assistant

Merrylands Primary School and Nursery, Basildon

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Job Ref No. ECC3252-158S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 3 or Scale 4
Position Start Date: 03/06/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 06/05/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: To be agreed  

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Merrylands Primary School and Nursery has an exciting opportunity for a SEN Learning Support Assistant to join the team to provide one to one support for a child with complex additional needs.

The post is for a Fixed Term for 1 year from June 2024 to provide maternity cover.

The hours are 8.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday with a 30 minute lunch, 32.5 hours per week term time only - 39 weeks per year including 5 INSET days.

Salary Scale 3 to Scale 4 (range 5 to 7) Actual salary £18,215 to £18,813 dependent on qualifications and experience (includes paid annual leave which must be taken during school closure periods)

Applications close : 6th May 2024 Interviews: to be agreed

School

Merrylands Primary School and Nursery is located in Cumberland Drive, Laindon, Basildon. We are one of ten schools which form the Berlesduna Academy Trust (www.berlesduna.co.uk), where the vision is to create and foster a culture of high aspiration, enjoyment for learning, academic success and lifelong skills amongst all pupils, regardless of their social, economic or cultural background.

We are seeking to appoint a 1:1 SEN Learning Support Assistant to work as part of the teaching and learning team to ensure the pupil is fully integrated into school life, support their individual needs; social, emotional, communication, academic and physical. The role will require working 1:1 on targets and provision as well as providing intimate care.

We are looking for an individual who will:
· have experience of supporting children with social and emotional developmental needs

· have a high level of emotional intelligence and excellent communication/interaction skills

· have energy, enthusiasm and a flexible approach with the ability to look upon demands as an opportunity to be positive and inspirational

· believe in inclusion, diversity and access and the right of each pupil to maximise their potential whatever their needs and abilities

· work well as part of a team and has a commitment to improving and developing their own practice
We can offer you:
· a well-resourced learning environment with an enthusiastic and supportive staff
· a forward looking school that is dedicated to the success of all children and staff
· a commitment to continued professional development
· access to our Employee Assistance Programme for all staff and their families
Berlesduna is a Trust that values and invests in staff, excellent training, development and planned career progression.

Application

We welcome visits to the school prior to application. Visits can be arranged by contacting Gaynor Collier at parentliaison@merrylands-pri.essex.sch.uk or by phone 01268 417893.

Please take care to complete the application in full as incomplete applications will not be considered. We reserve the right to close the vacancy early so recommend that you submit your application at your earliest convenience.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical clearance and satisfactory references. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Information about the School

Merrylands Primary School and Nursery has an excellent reputation in the local community. We are one of seven schools that form the Berlesduna Academy Trust (www.berlesduna.co.uk), where the vision is to create and foster a culture of high aspiration, enjoyment for learning, academic success and lifelong skills amongst all pupils, regardless of their social, economic or cultural background.

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

Gaynor Collier
Cumberland Drive
Laindon, Basildon
Essex, SS15 6QS
Telephone: 01268 417893
Email: admin@merrylands-pri.essex.sch.uk

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