37.5 hours per week, 39 weeks pa (term time plus insets)
We are looking to recruit a Learning Support Assistant to work as a member of the LSA team supporting students across all subjects in groups and/or on a one to one basis.
Why work for Trinity School Sevenoaks?:
· We are a Christian school with a strong vision, values and leadership
· We strive to place staff and students at the centre of everything we do
· We are confident you will enjoy coming to work each day
· There is a real unity across the school and at every level
· You will be joining a school where your efforts will not go unnoticed
· There is ample on-site staff parking
· Good travel links to London (35 mins by train), M25 (10 mins) and we are located in the heart of rural Sevenoaks
The successful candidate will be required to assist subject teachers to meet students’ needs by working with individuals or groups of students on a planned basis, pass on information about the student gathered in other contexts to the subject teacher and work with students who have disabilities and/or health issues.
You will be required to provide personal care to students including toileting in a fully equipped care suite in a sensitive and calm manner.
You will act as an extension of the School’s pastoral system by acting as a listening ear and confidante for students and provide general support for students who are re-integrating into school following prolonged absence /change of school /exclusion.
Previous experience as a teaching assistant is preferred. A positive attitude and calm manner with the ability to communicate well with others and demonstrate good organisational skills is essential. The role will include a considerable amount of moving and handling and personal care.
Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding children, the needs of children and child development and the ways in which children learn is essential.
We are a Christian school through and through and are very keen to uphold this important and foundational element at Trinity. You do not have to be a Christian to join us but be sympathetic to our Christian values.
We highly recommend you come and visit us to experience what others so readily affirm that Trinity is truly a unique place, with a calm and caring atmosphere.
We will be recruiting as applicants apply and therefore the post may be filled before the close date.
Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students. The successful applicant will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure and checks regarding proof of ID, medical clearance and the right to work in the UK.
If you would like any further information, arrange a visit or an informal discussion please contact Karen Partridge, School Business Manager or Fiona Smith, HR & Business Development Officer on 01732 469111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org