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  • Start date details

    1st September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£26,421.00 - £28,770.00 Annually (FTE) 32.5hrs per week. Salary is pro rated to 39 weeks per year

Education Support Worker job summary

Pay Scale: C1

Hours: 32.5 per week - term time only + 5 training days

Based at: Post 16 provision working within care, home and community settings.

Hours will be completed between 8.45 – 4.15pm depending on the needs of the young people.

Responsible to: Teacher responsible for Post 16 Outreach Provision

Closing date: 1st July

Interview date: 9th July

Welcome to our school,

Broomfield SILC is a generic special school for pupils aged 2 to 19 years with 3 sites: our main site and 2 partnership sites at Windmill Primary and Rodillian Secondary. The SILC is based in the South of Leeds and caters for a wide range of needs from moderate learning difficulties; severe learning difficulties; complex and multiple learning needs; Autism and social and emotional and mental health needs. Some students have additional needs – physical; medical; speech and language; visual, hearing or sensory impairment. We are a very popular choice for parents and carers and currently have 228 pupils on roll.

Broomfield secured a ‘Good’ Ofsted in March 2023 where inspectors commented that leaders have ‘high ambitions’ and ‘high aspirations for all pupils’ and that ‘staff are proud to work in our school’. I am very proud of our school community where staff are committed to supporting young people to fulfil their potential and prepare them fully for their future, particularly focusing on communication, independence, and emotional regulation.

We have a number of exciting opportunities for full time permanent C1 positions as Education Support Workers to work within our new Broomfield Post 16 Outreach provision. These roles are suitable for candidates who have experience working with Autistic people with complex communication needs and SEMH. Candidates who have experience in education, adult services and social care will be considered for this role.

In return you will be provided with comprehensive Continuous Professional Development and will be supported by a professional, knowledgeable and friendly staff team who will ensure you are fully equipped to meet the needs of our diverse learners.

The successful candidate will have the following qualities:

  • Ability to relate well to children, young people and adults
  • Excellent team player
  • Resilience
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Dedication to improving outcomes for most complex young people
  • Willingness to learn, reflect and share effective practice with others

In return we can offer:

  • Working with the most inspirational pupils and staff who are respectful, creative and resilient
  • The support of a professional, knowledgeable and inclusive staff team
  • A comprehensive CPD programme with potential for career development
  • An opportunity to be an integral part of the young peoples journeys and a real sense of achievement
  • A workplace that listens to all staff and values their skillset and contribution

Kathryn Bryan

Headteacher

We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds. Applications are welcome from all, irrespective of sex, sexuality, race, religion, marital status, age, or disability.

Safeguarding Recruitment Statement

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Access: The Broomfield main site and our partnership sites have disabled access facilities, including a lift.

For further details and recruitment pack please contact Broomfield South SILC by email broomfield@broomfieldschool.org.uk visit our website; www.broomfieldschool.org.uk

or by telephoning on 0113 277 1603

Please note that Broomfield South SILC operates No Smoking or vaping policy

Commitment to safeguarding

Broomfield SILC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; pre-employment checks will be carried out, references will be sought and successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and other relevant checks with statutory bodies.

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About Broomfield South SILC

School type
Special school, ages 2 to 19
School size
224 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19

We are an all-age generic special school serving South Leeds. We cater for a wide range of learning needs from moderate learning difficulties; severe learning difficulties; complex and multiple learning needs to Asperger’s and Autism. Some students have additional needs – physical; medical; speech and language; visual, hearing or sensory impairment.

Many pupils are based on our main Broomfield site and in addition some within our mainstream partnership sites - Windmill Music Federation and Rodillian Academy, where opportunities for mainstream inclusion are maximised, if appropriate.

Our motto is ‘Investing in Individuals, Transforming Lives’ reflected in our aim to provide a nurturing and stimulating school environment in which all pupils are encouraged to adopt a healthy lifestyle and feel happy, safe and secure. Our pupils demonstrate a strong sense of community and fairness for all. We endeavour to help our pupils take their place in society and be tolerant, understanding and respectful of the rights of others.

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