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Learning Support Assistant - Full-time/Part-time - Special Needs Position

Thurnham CEI School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-3081-41S
  • Posted:07/01/2019
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:21/01/2019 at 13:00
  • Interviews:23rd January 2019

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Come and  join our team at Thurnham C of E Infant School. 

A caring and proactive Learning Support Assistant is required to work with a child with high levels of anxiety. The position would start as soon as possible.

Please note, the duration of the employment will only be for the period the child is at the school which will be until the end of Summer term 2021.

Having experience of working with children whose behaviour can be challenging is highly desirable. An ablity to help calm and give support to help sensory regualtion is also implortant for this role.

This position would be for 25 hours over 5 days a week (part time a possibility).

Please access the School Information/Documents below for LSA Job Description and person specification.

Please complete the application form online, drawing relevance from the person and job specification and attach any further information you wish to share with us.

The closing date for applications is 21/01/2019.

This post involves regular contact with children and staff and therefore the successful candidate needs to be able to relate well to children and adults alike. Ideally, in applying for this post you will: 

  • have a good understanding of children's needs, both pastoral and educational
  • be able to remain calm under pressure
  • have good levels of literacy and numeracy
  • have excellent communication skills
  • have the highest expectations of children’s behaviour
  • be able to adapt their style to meet the needs of the children as they present at the time
  • have a strong empathy with children’s diverse needs
  • have good initiative and be flexible
  • have experience of supporting children in a learning environment
  • be able to liaise with the class teacher, providing feedback and keeping records of progress and behaviour as required
  • support the social, emotional, behavioural and medical needs of pupils as necessary
  • prepare resources and undertake administrative tasks
  • work as part of the team and have a sense of humour

The responsibilities will include:

  • supporting individual and small groups of pupils and address their specific needs
  • working in collaboration with the class teacher to set personalised targets
  • delivery of interventions, as directed by the class teacher
  • supervision of pupils at break times

We offer:

  • A happy and supportive environment to work in
  • Caring and engaging children who are well-behaved with a love of learning
  • The opportunity to join a strong staff team, where our values are integral to all we do
  • Regular training and support

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Criminal Records Bureau.

We would love to show you our warm and welcoming school so please contact us if you would like to arrange a visit.

 

 

Information about the school

We are an outstanding Infant School, with a reputation for very high standards of achievement, pastoral care, outreach work, teaching and learning. Our latest OFSTED inspection highlighted these strengths. Our Church inspection was also graded Outstanding (March 2018). The school roll is currently 271 pupils spread over nine classes (three classes per year group) with a Teaching Assistant attached to each class. Team work and positive working relationships are very important to us and we are very much at the heart of our community, working closely with our local Church.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622) 630173

Documents

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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.