Learning Support Assistant

Harris Academy Riverside, Purfleet, Essex, RM19 1QY

9 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    13 July 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    15 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term (TBC)

Annual or full time equivalent salary

Grade 2 (Outer London): £21,783-£22,179 FTE

Actual salary

£17,258.39-£17,572.14

Learning Support Assistant job summary

We are seeking to appoint Learning Support Assistants to join our expanding SEN department, from September 2022, as we move into a new year as an oversubscribed academy providing high quality SEN education for Year groups 7 to 13.

We are looking for the following:

Experienced learning support assistants/teaching assistants, who have been trained and delivered phonics or other SEN specific support strategies
Graduates who are interested in gaining experience for a career in teaching
Those with a passion and understanding of supporting students with special education needs
If you fit any of the above, we would welcome an application.

An additional allowance would be payable for any applicant appointed with specific experience and training in phonics or any other SEN related expertise.

Main Areas of Responsibility
As Learning Support Assistant, your responsibilities will include:

Attending to the pupil’s personal needs and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical hygiene and welfare matters
Working with the class teacher and Inclusion Manager to support the implementation of person centred planning and targets for SEND pupils
Liaising with appropriate external SEND or health professionals to ensure that advice on provision for individual SEND pupils is effectively implemented
Supervising and support SEND pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning
Establishing good relationships with all pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs
Promoting the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
As part of making reasonable adjustments for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities, it will sometimes be necessary to direct LSAs to support pupils' intimate care needs in line with the academy Intimate Care Policy and to maintain the pupils health, safety and personal dignity.

Qualifications & Experience
We are looking for:

Qualifications to GCSE Level standard or equivalent
Knowledge and understanding of pupils with social and emotional difficulties that may impact upon their behaviour
Ability to communicate effectively and clearly both verbally and in writing
Knowledge of Microsoft software
Some knowledge of some of the social issues facing students from disadvantaged backgrounds

Safeguarding Notice
The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

Equal Opportunities
The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

Additional allowances

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.

We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Applying for the job

All applications must be made online via the apply link.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your application.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

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About Harris Academy Riverside

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
768 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01375 802060

Harris Academy Riverside is a very popular non-selective and highly oversubscribed academy which opened as part of the Harris Federation and the regeneration of the Purfleet on Thames area in 2017. We serve our local community of Purfleet on Thames and West Thurrock and have 900 on roll in the secondary academy and around 200 students in the 6th form.

Vision

Harris Academy Riverside seeks to develop students who are successful, confident and happy, who inspire their community and who act with kindness and compassion towards others.

Ethos

In our procedures and daily routines, our broad and varied curriculum, our pedagogical model and through our commitment to providing experience of the wider world we aim to promote a strong sense of community and belonging, to provide a blend of high challenge and high support and to encourage the development of

Outstanding habits of behaviour such as self-awareness, kindness, appreciation, humility, politeness, confident self-expression and self-presentation and
Outstanding habits of learning such as determination, resilience, organisation, reading, studying and practice

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