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Job Ref No. ECC3823-163S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 3 Point 4 - 5 or according to experience
Position Start Date: 02/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 18/06/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: Wednesday 26th June  

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Job Description

1:1 Learning Support Assistant Vacancies to start Autumn Term 2024

This is a great opportunity to join a happy and thriving school where staff turnover is low and there is an emphasis on wellbeing and joy. Candidates should be supportive of our Christian ethos. Visits to the school are welcomed for interested candidates - please contact the school office 01245460107.

We have two vacancies for Learning Support Assistants to provide enhanced adult support for pupils arriving in Foundation Stage next term. This role will also involve working with groups of pupils. There may also be an opportunity to support a pupil higher up in the school.

We are open to candidates wanting to work mornings or afternoons (with or without lunchtime) - please make it clear on your application form if your preference is full time, mornings or afternoons (and with or without lunchtime).

Applications will be welcome from those with little experience who are the right fit for our school as training will be given, although ideal candidates may have:

  • Experience of working with children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Experience of working with pupils with challenging behaviour.
  • Experience and/ or knowledge of Makaton/ PECS.
  • Successful experience working with children in a school/early years environment.
  • Educated to NVQ Level 2 in learning support/early years, NNEB or equivalent qualification/experience.
  • Basic knowledge of First Aid.
  • Good reading and writing skills (preferably at least Grade C GCSE/O' Level English or equivalent).
  • Good numeracy skills (preferably at least Grade C GCSE/O' Level Maths or equivalent).
  • Knowledge of basic ICT to support learning (including use of Word, PowerPoint and use of internet).

Candidates should:

  • Have a positive attitude.
  • Be flexible and able to work well as part of a team.
  • Have excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Be able to keep records and support with monitoring pupil progress for particular interventions.
  • Be well organised.
  • Be empathetic and have a kind and caring nature.
  • Willing to work with a range of children, including children with medical needs where appropriate
  • Be willing to support pupils with medical needs (given appropriate training and support)

All safeguarding checks will be carried out for successful candidates.

Information about the School

We are a joint Anglican and Catholic primary school and applicants should be supportive of our Christian ethos

Information about the School

We are a joint Anglican and Catholic primary school and applicants should be supportive of our Christian ethos.

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

Greg Waters
Beardsley Drive
North Springfield, Chelmsford
Essex, CM1 6ZQ
Telephone: 01245 460107
Email: head@bishops.essex.sch.uk

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