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Senior Learning Support Assistant - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Bradstow School, Broadstairs

  • Ref:KCC212-7077-40S
  • Posted:23/01/2023
  • Pay:£24,919 to £27,176 per annum actual 41 week salary
  • Start Date:February 2023
  • App Close Date:03/02/2023 at 16:00
  • Interviews:February 2023



£24,919 - £27,176 including SEN Allowance (Actual 41 week salary)

Permanent position

38.5 hours per week, 08:30 – 16:30 Monday – Friday, 41 weeks per year

As part of the 41 weeks, the post holder will be required to commit to two weeks Short Term break care work during school holidays.

Bradstow is a creative and unique residential school for children between the ages of 5 & 19. It is situated in 13 acres of parkland just a few hundred metres from the sandy beaches of Broadstairs. We seek to meet the needs of children and young people with autism and severe learning difficulties with associated behaviours that may be challenging. We have achieved national recognition for our developments in Communication and Behaviour Management.

The aim of this post is to be the prime support for the teacher in a class group. When the teacher is present they will work collaboratively together to support the young people and staff team. In the planned absence of the teacher, the Senior Learning Support Assistant will lead and manage the class, directing the implementation of schedules and person-centred support plans for the young people.

For all posts we look for candidates who are mature, warm, creative and open to learning with a patient and caring attitude to deal sensitively with vulnerable children.

We offer a generous salary and benefits including:

  • Highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Investors In People Platinum Accredited employer
  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Thorough induction process
  • Strong health and well-being focus
  • Free meals with our young people

To apply please see our website for details. Please note we do not accept CVs and ask all applicants to complete an application form which can be downloaded from our website and emailed or posted to us.

The selection process for this post will comprise of an interview and short literacy test.

Please note that safeguarding of our young people is our number one priority at Bradstow, therefore all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and thorough pre-employment checks.

Closing date: 3rd February 2023 at 4pm

Interviews: February 2023

We look forward to hearing from you.

Information about the school

Bradstow is a residential special school registered as a children's home in Broadstairs, Kent. It is maintained by the London Borough of Wandsworth for children and young people with severe intellectual disabilities who are on the autistic spectrum continuum. Many of our children and young people have associated communication difficulties and emotional/behavioural challenges associated with their disabilities and medical needs.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.