Learning Support Assistant

Parkfield SchoolDorset

Hours/Contract: Part-time, Term-time, Permanent Position: 32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

The Role:  We are seeking to appoint an excellent Learning Support Assistant. 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: The position of Learning Support Assistant 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 some of the following qualities and skills:

• To have a good knowledge and understanding of autism and social communication needs and appropriate strategies to support pupils with this need. 

• To have knowledge and understanding of social, emotional & mental health needs and cognitive needs, that affect children and young people’s development. 

• Excellent listening skills

• An ability to build strong, trusting relationships.

• To be resilient and able to take regular responsibility for agreed learning.

• Promote and support the inclusion of all pupils in the learning activities.

• To use positive and personalised behaviour management strategies

Next Steps: 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 Doran, Office Manager on 01202 592530 or email at recruitment@parkfield.bournemouth.sch.uk 

 All applications to be made directly through TES.

Closing date: for applications is Sunday 18 April 2021 at Midnight.

Interview Date:  Interviews will be held on Friday 23 April 2021.

Opportunities and Benefits:  We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities, access to our Employee Assistance Programme with many other benefits.  We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training. 

 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 Equal Opportunities Monitoring section of the application form before submitting.  

Please note that Reach South Academy Trust can only consider applications from candidates eligible to work in the UK, and who can provide the required documentation and where a candidate does not need a Tier 2 Visa. 

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