Early Years Learning Support Assistant - Maternity Cover and
Learning Support Assistant
Parkfield Academy, Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an exceptional Learning Support Assistant and Early Years Learning Support Assistant to join the School as soon as possible.
Post: Early Years Learning Support Assistant - Maternity Cover and a permanent Learning Support Assistant
Location: Parkfield Academy, Hurn, Christchurch, BH23 6DF
Salary: Grade 3 - SCP 4-6, £18,933 rising to a maximum of £19,698 pro-rata, per annum, subject to experience
Hours/Contract: Term-time only, Part-time, 32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year
Early Years Learning Support Assistant is fixed term to cover Maternity Leave until 31 July 2021
Learning Support Assistant is permanent
Start Date: As Soon As Possible
The Role: If you have a passion for working and enabling with young people with autism to achieve their potential, then we have the children for you!
The Person: We are looking for one Learning Support Assistant and one Early Years Learning Support Assistant. This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and compassionate individual to lead lessons, interventions and support our learners in a wide range of subjects across the curriculum. We are looking for people who have the following experience and qualities:
• Good knowledge and understanding of autism and social communication needs and appropriate strategies to support pupils with this need
• Good knowledge and understanding of social, emotional & mental health needs and cognitive needs that affect children and young people’s development
• Excellent listening skills
• Ability to build strong, trusting relationships
• Resilience and ability to take regular responsibility for agreed learning
• Promote and support the inclusion of all pupils in the learning activities
• Use positive and personalised behaviour management strategies
School Background: Parkfield Academy is an all-through (age 4 to 16) co-educational school offering a fresh approach and choice that allows pupils to discover learning, unlock their potential, find their place in their community and play their part in society.
Parkfield Academy offers a positive, safe learning environment for its community, in which everyone has equal and individual recognition and respect. We celebrate success and are committed to the continuous improvement and fulfilment of potential in every student regardless of their ability.
We encourage increasing independence and self-discipline amongst the students helping them to develop the skills that they need to become lifelong learners. Everyone within the school has an important role to play in sharing responsibility for the development of positive behaviour and attitudes.
Trust Background: Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education. We operate 14 academies in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Dorset and Wiltshire.
Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them. We do this through the development of a talented and committed work force. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.
So if you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at this exciting time in our development, please get in touch by calling Kim Taylor on 01202 592530 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Person Specification: Early Years Learning Support Assistant/Learning Support Assistant - Person Specification
Closing Date: Sunday 1 November at midnight.
Interview Date: Interviews will take place on Monday 9 November 2020.
To apply: Please send a completed application form (below) to email@example.com
If you would like to apply to the Permanent post, please note the reference number of LSA-PERM on your application form. If you would like to apply to the Fixed term post, please note the reference number of LSA-FT on your application form. If you would like to apply to both, please note both of the reference numbers on your application form.
Opportunities and Benefits: We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities with many other benefits. In addition, we can offer you:
• The support of our experienced team in developing your classroom practice
• A hardworking but caring environment where the children thrive
• Working with children who have a desire to learn and do well
• Providing you with the opportunity to work alongside other members of the school and academy trust staff
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the online Equal Opportunities Monitoring section of the application.