Learning Support Assistant (LSA) (am or pm hours)

Glenwood School, Benfleet

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Job Ref No. ECC7054-369 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 4 £12.59 - £12.80 per hour.
Position Start Date: 10/06/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 02/06/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

Job Description

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"Igniting the flicker into a flame"

Glenwood School is currently expanding its community and is looking for LSA's to join the growth!

LSAs take an important and highly valued part of our inspirational and passionate team. They fan the flame; allowing our young people to discover their way to shine bright. Everyone has a unique connection with each young person and we listen to every guiding voice in a young person's transformational journey.

Glenwood is an amazing place to be for both learners and staff. We aim for nothing but the best in support of our learners and our mission is to be transformational. Our model is deeply rooted in making progress that is meaningful for learners and their families.

The successful candidates will a be professional who recognises the importance of doing things differently to ensure learners achieve and enjoy life.

We are looking for a LSA who can recognise the unique "fabulousness" and unique contributions of our learners, demonstrate initiative and contribute great ideas towards their lives.

As a LSA at Glenwood School, you will be a member of a daring and dynamic team and work closely with a diverse team of education and health professionals.

This is a challenging role which will be demanding in terms of taking on new ideas and ways of working. However, support will be there when you need it. We offer the chance to shape a role and to be involved with something very special.

We are looking forward to welcoming new professionals to our team. Visits to the school are welcomed, please contact the school office to arrange. We look forward to receiving your application. We will be holding interviews before the role closes, we reserve the right to close the role early.

Our School:

Glenwood is a brave special school for pupils aged 3-19 years and we currently provide for 228 young people. We moved into a superb building in September 2017 and we are developing a successful 20 bed residential provision, which is an educational intervention, as part of the school's holistic approach. Our growth plans are continuing into 2025 with a new block being built for post-16 learners.

Main purpose:

  • Play a key role within a class team that works positively together towards shared aims and outcomes for the young people
  • To work under the direction of class teachers to support learners with severe needs and to further their learning in line with their personalised curriculum and Glenwood approaches to transformational learning
  • Working with individuals or small groups of learners following their individualised programmes across different settings within the school
  • Provide skilled support for learners with severe learning, communication, social and sensory and/or physical difficulties
  • Be active participants and contribute to class team discussions & professional meetings with a range of colleagues
  • To use your skills flexibly across the school in order to meet the needs and aims of all the young people as directed by leaders

Please see the attached Job Pack for full information regarding this role.

Salary and working pattern information:

Monday to Friday either:

9am - 1:15pm or, 11:45am - 3:15pm plus one Wednesday a month to 4:30pm (usually the first Wednesday of the month)

Local Government pay scale 4 points 7-8

Actual salary£12.59 - £12.80 p.hour.

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

Hannah Bryant
Glenwood School, Benfleet
Essex, SS7 4LW
Telephone: 01268 792575
Email: hannah.bryant@glenwood.essex.sch.uk

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