1:1 Learning Support Assistant (Medical)

Colne Community School, Brightlingsea
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Job Ref No. ECC5460-428S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: £18,450 - £19,406 (LGPS 5, Point 9-12)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 15/04/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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THE COLNE COMMUNITY SCHOOL & COLLEGE

1:1 LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANT (MEDICAL)

Pay Range: Local Government Pay Scale 5, Point 9-12

Actual Salary from: £18,450 - £19,406

Start Date: ASAP

This is a 4-year fixed term contract

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen at The Colne Community School and College for an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated 1:1 Learning Support Assistant (Medical) to join our team and provide 1:1 support for a student with a range of learning, social, communication and medical needs alongside providing intimate care (Cerebral Palsy).

Ideally, the candidate will have experience working with a child with Cerebral Palsy or a medical background that includes providing intimate care. We will provide all the necessary and ongoing training. The successful candidate will be: enthusiastic, positive, flexible and patient. They should be able to successfully work as part of a team, closely with parents and with an open-minded approach to learning.

This post will require the successful candidate to work in partnership with the PNI specialist and SENCO as well as teachers and other LSAs and other support staff, outside agencies e.g. Speech and Language Therapists, Educational Psychologists etc.

The main role of this position is to provide support for a named student with an Educational Health Care Plan. The LSA will ensure that this student is fully integrated into all aspects of school life and is making strong progress. Duties will include running specific programmes and activities to assist the student's individual learning and social communication needs. The 1:1 Learning Support Assistant (Medical) will be responsible for implementing the targets on the student's One Plan and EHCP outcomes in liaison with the SENCO.

The successful candidate will undertake regular training to ensure they are competent and have confidence in their ability to support the student on a 1:1 basis, and fulfil the requirements of the "designated trained staff" set out in the student's IHP.

The successful candidate will also be trained in intimate care procedures such as catheterisation and use of specialist equipment, manual handling/hoist training, alongside relevant SEND specific training.

Our school is a community in which we believe everyone, students and staff alike, should have the opportunity to be nourished and grow. We aim to foster an inclusive culture where everyone is able to learn from each other. The ideal candidate will be approachable, confident and diligent.

The Colne Community School and College is a member of the Sigma Trust. The Sigma Trust's mission is to be 'Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts' and this is certainly a message that The Colne invests in too. We work closely with other schools within the Trust to improve standards and ensure that we are creating the best environment for our students to learn and our staff to develop.

Our school community is expanding which makes this a particularly unique and exciting time to join our team. We have a brand new teaching block consisting of 8 new classrooms and 4 specialist Design and Technology rooms fully equipped. A further large scale internal refurbishment took place over the 2022/23 academic year which has further improved our school environment for all.

Our ARK values of Aspiration, Resilience and Kindness describe the ethos that flows through our school. We expect all members of staff to feed into our values and lead by example to our students. We believe that every member of staff has the potential to impact on student experience and therefore we encourage our staff, both teaching and support, to immerse themselves in our school culture.

Applications from outstanding professionals who believe they can contribute to our school community are greatly welcomed. If you are willing to invest in us, we will invest in you which we believe makes the experience at The Colne especially exciting.

  • This post is 32 hours, 30 minutes per week, 38 weeks per year (term time, plus one inset day)
  • This is a 4 year fixed term contract
  • Please note that we reserve the right to close this advert early should we receive an overwhelming response.
  • Should you be successful during the shortlisting process interviews will be held face to face at the school.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • To support the student in transitioning safely around school during the day.
  • Provide support for a named student with an Educational Health Care Plan. The LSA will ensure that this student is fully integrated into all aspects of school life and is making strong progress.
  • Implement the Individual Health Plan (IHP) as regards the student's cerebral palsy, carrying out catheterisation and intimate care and following guidance for intervention when required.

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).

We're looking for you if you have:

  • Medical experience (previous nursing experience useful or perhaps supporting students with complex medical needs including Cerebral Palsy)
  • Excellent reading and writing skills equivalent to at least NVQ Level 2
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure

Why work for The Sigma Trust, The Colne Community School & College?

We can offer you:

  • A Competitive Salary
  • Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish
  • Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships

Employee benefits include:

  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Pension scheme
  • Free membership to Perkbox
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership at selected local gyms

Please note that an integration period applies to all new staff joining the Trust, to support introduction into the organisation.

Additional Information:

For additional information about the Trust and this school, please visit our website www.sigmatrust.org.uk

To Apply

To apply for this post, please follow the URL link provided below:

https://careers.sigmatrust.org.uk/Apply/U2l378e6nbWEgQXBwbGljYXRpb24gRm9ybSBOb3ZlbWJlciAyMDIzfDQxfDUzNjU2NHwxfHxGYWxzZXwyMTIyfDI5NzYxMjV8MA%3d%3d?i=Lmn3iz121oY%3d

Please note that only fully completed application forms will be accepted and any CV's and accompanying covering letters will be disregarded. A Notes for Applicants document is attached for further information.

  • Closing date: Midnight, Monday 15th April 2024
  • Shortlisting will take place w/c Tuesday 16th April 2024
  • Interviewing date: TBC

The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

The Sigma Trust is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristics. This is embedded in our vision 'To Be Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts', where we believe we are strong and more successful working together, creating a workplace which celebrates diversity.

Information about the School

We are a unique school and college where young people make real achievements. Our school understands and embraces the challenge of change, diversity and innovation and we are committed to developing teaching strategies which enable every student to be a successful learner. Our school is a learning environment that reflects the value we place on young people and their success to ensure that they grow into full participating citizens and have a real sense of their own worth.

The Colne Community School and College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Safeguarding The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

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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Contact Information

Sigma HR
The Colne Community School and College
Church Road, Brightlingsea
Essex, CO7 0QL
Telephone: 01255 750913
Email: colne.recruitment@sigmatrust.org.uk

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