Specialist LSA - Term Time - Special Needs Position

West Heath School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-6079-66S
  • Posted:15/07/2020
  • Pay:16,830 (actual)
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:24/08/2020 at 15:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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We require two dynamic, motivated, pro-active and well-organised individuals who have the ability and skills to successfully work as part of our Learning Support Assistant team within HEART. The HEART department supports young people who have a complexity of needs within their social, emotional and mental health. You will be supporting students with their academic, personal and social development. This role is demanding and challenging, but very rewarding.

All of our learners have EHCP’s and as a school we are proud to promote the development of life skills and social development as equal to academic achievement. West Heath School works towards the end goal of helping students re-integrate into mainstream learning and preparation for adulthood. Applicants must be prepared to work in the school environment and occasionally at external locations when required, such as therapeutic farms/colleges. HEART is a department within West Heath School for students with more complex needs.

Key Requirements

• Full driving licence and use of own vehicle
• Experience of working in schools (preferably SEMH)
• Understanding of SEMH
• Good level of English and Maths
• Fresh ideas and a good insight into how to support teachers
• Ready to learn new skills
• Willing to learn teaching strategies and techniques
• Proactive, creative and innovative
• Emotionally robust and resilient
• Flexible, engaging and adaptable 

Benefits

• Free lunch and refreshments as well as free parking onsite
• Regular mentoring and coaching
• Regular training from internal and external experts
• Career progression opportunities
• Pension scheme
• Discounted venue hire for parties/weddings

Information about the school

WEST HEATH SCHOOL

Ashgrove Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1SR

“Rebuilding lives through education”

OFSTED outstanding November 2019

West Heath School is an Independent SEN residential school with charity status. We provide a therapeutically informed learning environment for children aged 10-19 who have suffered some form of trauma and are unable to access main stream education. We believe in “rebuilding lives through education”, developing life skills and encouraging students to enjoy social activities .

“A fun place to work where social development is valued as much as education”

“The support you receive from the moment you arrive at West Heath School is excellent…”

“Two days are never the same at West Heath School and this certainly keeps you on your toes!”

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Becky Finch
  • Address:West Heath , Ashgrove Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1SR
  • Telephone: 01732 460 553
  • Email: hr@westheathschool.com

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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.