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Learning Support Specialist - Full-time - Special Needs Position

City of Rochester School, Cliffe Woods

  • Ref:KCC887-6011-41S
  • Posted:11/10/2021
  • Pay:£18,059 - £20,869 (not pro-rata'd!)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:31/10/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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“A good school with outstanding Pupil Personal Development and Leadership” Ofsted 2021

The City of Rochester School is a specialist independent school for children, young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Now is an exciting time to join this wonderful school. We believe that personalised teaching and learning in an autism specific environment allows pupils’ individual needs to be met and their capabilities fully realised. Our vision is powerful and ambitious.

We are seeking 1:1 LSAs and/or HLTAs and a Youth Worker at primary and secondary level.

We offer:

  • An actual salary of up to £25,000 depending on experience and qualifications
  • Employer’s pension contribution of 3%
  • All school holidays plus up to 10 additional days holiday entitlement
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Full induction programme
  • Monthly professional training and development
  • 8 Inset Days with a focus on autism best practice and curriculum knowledge and development
  • Career progression routes from Learning Support, to Higher Level Teaching Assistance to Unqualified Teacher to fully qualified teacher status for the right candidates

We aim to:

  • provide excellence in education outcomes for all children
  • develop independence and self-advocacy
  • help children develop socially, emotionally and personally

 

You should have:

  • Level 2/3 NVQ: Learning Support or the willingness to work towards
  • A Youth Worker qualification or the willingness to work towards
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with learners and their parents/carers
  • Ability to work with parents
  • Patience and an ability to manage behaviour in a positive way

 

You will be highly motivated to support students with special needs inside and outside the classroom to make progress and fulfil their potential.  

Prior experience of working with ASD learners is desirable but not essential. If you have a positive attitude and commitment, we will support you to develop your career in this specialist area working with a strong team.

The City of Rochester School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check. A prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

You are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time, once we have received sufficient applications

Information about the school

The City of Rochester School is a specialist independent school for children, young people and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Now is an exciting time to join this wonderful school in its development and growth. We believe that personalised teaching and learning in an autism specific environment allows students’ individual needs to be met and their capabilities fully realised. Our vision is powerful and ambitious.

The City of Rochester School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

The following policies are available on the school website: ~Safeguarding Policy ~ Whistleblowing Poilicy

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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).