Learning Support Assistants (LSA)
Level 1 - £13,296 - £14,394 per annum
Level 2 - £14,724 - £16,099 per annum
36 hours per week, term time only
Here at the St Elizabeth's Centre we manage a specialist School for children and young people aged 5 – 19, located within 68 acres of beautiful parkland between the towns of Harlow and Bishops Stortford. We exist to provide our students with an educational experience that will not only extend their academic skills and abilities, but will also promote personal growth and help to build self esteem.
Everyday we carry out immeasurably worthwhile and rewarding work that although at times is challenging, continually enhances the lives of the young people that attend our school. Due to an increase in student numbers for the new academic year an exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic and committed Learning Support Assistants to join our dedicated team.
Your responsibilities as a Learning Support Assistant will include:
· Assisting with the development and implementation of individual education/behaviour plans & personal care programmes
· Helping to provide a specific and targeted curriculum through various strategies both in and out of the classroom
· Supporting pupils/students to achieve learning goals
· Promoting independence.
· Preparing, maintaining & using resources/equipment to meet lesson plans
You will be expected to demonstrate a willingness to support pupils/students who can display challenging behaviours and help to manage this in a positive way. You will need to have good literacy and numeracy skills and be able to communicate well with both children and adults. A commitment to equality and diversity, safeguarding and upholding the values and ethos of the centre is essential.
Experience of working within a special needs environment is desirable but not essential. A relevant qualification is not required for Level 1 LSA, but essential for Level 2 LSA, e.g. Level 3 SSTLiS or equivalent. You will be working Monday to Friday, 39 weeks per year.
We offer a range of staff benefits including:
· High Street retail/leisure discounts
· Discounted gym membership
· Free on-site parking facilities
· On-site subsidised canteen
· Life assurance
· Enhanced DBS paid for by us
· Contributory pension
· Child care voucher scheme
Closing Date: 7 September 2018 Interview Dates: TBC
Second Closing date: 21 September 2018
*We reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier in the event that we receive sufficient applications
Please note we are not on a public transport route.
For further information about St Elizabeth’s or to apply, please visit our website: www.stelizabeths.org.uk or telephone 01279 843451.
Offers are subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS check.