1:1 and Healthcare Teaching Assistant, Stopsley, Luton

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Someries Junior SchoolStopsley, Luton

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £13002p.a.
Contract term: Fixed Term

1:1 and Healthcare Teaching Assistant 

(Term Time - Fixed Term Contract starting January 2019) 

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, flexible, skilled and motivated 1:1 and Healthcare Teaching Assistant, initially until August 2019 but contract may be extended for a further one year depending on pupil numbers.  The successful candidate will be friendly, hard working and have a good sense of humour. Applicants should be able to use their own initiative, be innovative and work well as part of a team. The successful candidate will provide support for pupils with medical conditions to ensure they are supported in school so that they can play a full and active role and achieve their potential. The applicant will be responsible for safe administration of medicine and feeding programmes and will provide support as necessary for children who need assisted toileting and feeding. Applicants should preferably hold a relevant childcare qualification, although training may be given.

If you are patient, resilient, and organised with a passion for helping children succeed, you would be our ideal candidate. 

Applicants should:

- Be committed to continuing to raise the achievement and attainment of our children

- Have excellent literacy and numeracy skills

- Be enthusiastic, resourceful, caring and understanding

- Preferably have some previous experience of working with children with special needs (although this is not a necessity)

- Be able to work on a 1:1 basis with children who have an EHP or work as a general class Teaching Assistant

- Support pupils with medical conditions and provide safe administration of feeding programmes (training will be provided)

- Be willing to undertake any necessary training including first aid

- Be able to work in a team sharing good practices and developing resources and materials

- Be willing to supervise children and breaks and lunchtimes in clubs or on the playground and field

We can offer you:

- enthusiastic pupils who love learning

- excellent training opportunities

- exciting and stimulating teaching environment

- an ethos of team working and mutual support

- supportive parents, carers and governors

- senior leaders that create a culture where all are valued and can thrive

- a school where achievement and progress is good and improving

Hours of work: Monday to Friday - 31.25 hours per week (worked from 8:45am to 3:30pm). Hours will include a daily lunch duty. Term time only.  

Visits to the school are welcomed. Contact Mrs Dawn Dudley on 01582 738810 or someriesjuniors.admin@lbc.luton.sch.uk

Closing date:  Tuesday 27 November 2018

Interview date:  w/c 3 December 2018

Applicants for this public-facing post will need to demonstrate the ability to converse, and provide effective help or advice, fluently in spoken English. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS). CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in schools.

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More about Someries Junior School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 7 - 11 years
Address: Wigmore Lane, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 8AH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1582 738 810
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