Role: Learning Support Assistant
Pay Range: WSCC Grade 4 Points 5 to 6
Salary: £18,795 – £19,171 + Crawley Fringe Allowance (pro-rata)
Hours of Work: 37 hours per week TTO + INSET days
Contract Type: Permanent
Required: to start as soon as possible
Closes: Friday 20th September 2019
Interview Date: Friday 27th September 2019
As part of the further development of the pastoral operation of the school we have a vacancy within our Learning Support Team and we are looking for a Learning Support Assistant to join us as soon as possible.
We are particularly interested to hear from enthusiastic and dedicated LSAs who have experience supporting students that may have challenging behaviour, either as part of small groups or on a one to one basis. The successful candidate will need to be able to support students alongside other members of staff, activities being set by the teacher and SENDCo.
We are happy to receive applications from candidates considering a career in teaching and looking to build experience in a secondary school setting prior to their application for PGCE.
Further duties include supporting students through encouragement and motivation, liaising with teachers as to progress and general feedback and ensuring that the ethos of the school is promoted to allow the integration of all students. Applicants should be enthusiastic and dedicated in supporting students with general or specific learning difficulties and/or medical/care needs.
The successful applicant will be expected to work flexibly within the Learning Support Team, and be role models in terms of conduct, dress and professionalism. The ability to treat colleagues and students with respect and in line with our Mission and Vision is essential
Applicants should evidence how they meet the requirements of the Job Description and Person Specification and must be willing to undertake all relevant training required to meet the various needs of our students.
This is an excellent Church of England Voluntary Aided 11-18 mixed Comprehensive School where we pride ourselves in the pastoral care and development of all students. We have a clear vision of how to further improve standards, and so this is an unmissable opportunity for candidates wishing to make a difference and to provide innovative ideas to achieve this goal.
The preferred method of communication in connection with this vacancy is by email. This is how invitations to interview will be sent. Please ensure that you check your emails and junk or spam folders on a regular basis.
Application forms and details about the post are attached. Please visit the school website for additional information. (http://www.holytrinitycrawley.org.uk). All enquiries and completed applications should be sent to HR (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the closing date.
NB: The closing date and interview date is a guide only. We intend to review applications as they are received and call those shortlisted for immediate interview. An early application is advised, as once we have appointed, we will close the recruitment process.
The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we cooperate with other agencies and initiatives at local and national level. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any successful job applicant will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring service check (formerly known as Criminal Records Bureau check) at an enhanced level, in line with all schools across West Sussex. Disclosures include details of cautions, reprimands or final warning as well as convictions, spent or unspent.