Learning Support Assistant
32.5 hours per week
Monday to Friday with 30 minutes lunch break
Term time only (39 weeks per annum)
"The school’s vision that ‘it is not enough for young people to be loved, they must know that they are loved’ permeates the school’s culture" Ofsted May 2017
The school was judged “good” by Ofsted in May 2017 and “outstanding” by the Archdiocese of Southwark in May 2019. Our Roman Catholic, Salesian school, in the heart of Battersea, strives to ensure that all its young people are given the opportunity and support they need to achieve their best, fulfill their true potential and go out into the world confident and ready to ‘earn their own bread.’
St John Bosco College are looking to appoint an able, highly motivated, enthusiastic and innovative Learning Support Assistant (LSA) to join a supportive, passionate and dedicated team of professionals. Our mission is based around ‘without confidence and love, there can be no true education’. We are therefore looking for candidates who are committed to securing high standards and raising academic attainment for all students with special educational needs. As an LSA you will lead on the development of students’ literacy and communication skills and contribute to the supportive environment that we aim to provide in our Inclusive school.
The main responsibilities of the LSA role will be to support those students with SEN needs across the school. The role will include supporting students in the mainstream classroom, on a 1:1 basis and in small groups to develop their independent learning, social and emotional regulation skills.
Previous experience of supporting secondary aged students with SEN needs would be desirable but is not essential. You must have good literacy and numeracy skills. You must be committed and reliable with excellent communication skills along with a calm, patient and empathetic nature.
It is also an opportunity for career development as the school offers a regular training programme including access to NVQ qualification for Teaching Assistants.
Early applications are welcome and we reserve the right to appoint before the closing date if we find a suitable candidate.
Applications are invited from those with good interpersonal skills and experience in supporting young people with Autism. Completed application should be returned to the school either by email or post.
CVs are not accepted. Please note that if you complete the application form on an Apple Mac you must use ‘Adobe Acrobat Reader’ (you can get it here: http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/ ) and not the ‘Preview’ application that comes with the computer due to an incompatibility.
Closing date: Noon Thursday 24th February 2020
Interview date: Week commencing 2nd March 2020
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is subject to a DBS check.
Tel: (020) 7924 8310
Fax: (020) 7738 1867
Headteacher: Paul Dunne BSc PGCE MA