Learning Support Assistant Rawlins Academy, Loughborough, Leicestershire

Job description

Learning Support Assistant
Multiple positions available

To commence as soon as possible

Salary: Grade 5, Point 7. Actual salary between £12,726 to £13,786

30 or 32.5 hours per week available, 39 weeks per year (term time plus one week)

Fixed term for one year (in the first instance)

We are seeking enthusiastic and committed Learning Support Assistants to join our flourishing academy. This is an opportunity to work with a dedicated team. Experience of working with young people with learning difficulties is desirable.

We aim to inspire our pupils to find their talents and their passions through a broad and balanced curriculum; to be curious about learning; to relish a challenge and to have both confidence and resilience. Applications are therefore welcomed from highly motivated individuals who are keen to work with remarkable young people providing an exceptional education for all.

In addition to learning support, the persons appointed will provide break and lunchtime supervision.

Our core purpose is summed up in our visions and values:
Act wisely and make the most of every opportunity
Developing Trust | Inspiring Hope | Building Success | Shaping the Future
Through: Compassion, Wisdom and Endurance

Closing date: Monday 24 February 2020 at 09:00 am
Interviews are expected to take place later that week

We would encourage potential applicants to read all the Applicant Pack and to browse our website to get a fuller flavour of life here at Rawlins.

If you are interested in this post, further details and an application form are available from the Rawlins website www.rawlinsacademy.org.uk (About us/vacancies). Applications will only be accepted on the form provided. CVs or other forms of application will not be considered.

Rawlins is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check

Rawlins Academy | Loughborough Road | Quorn | LE12 8DY

Essential educational requirements

GCSE Grade C or above in English and Maths is desirable

Formal appropriate qualifications at Level 3 or above is desirable

Current First Aid Certificate or willingness to complete one is also desirable

Essential qualifications

GCSE Grade C or above in English and Maths is desirable

Formal appropriate qualifications at Level 3 or above is desirable

Essential skills and experience

Awareness of issues affecting young people

The ability to relate to young people

To be able to negotiate and help resolve conflict

To be able to communicate well with other internal and external staff/ parents and providers

To have worked in a formal or informal way with young people

Experience managing difficult/ challenging behaviour

To have worked in a team environment

To have worked with young people with special needs

To be calm under pressure

To be an active listener

Able to organise

Able to have a positive approach

Able to motivate others

Able to maintain confidentiality

Committed to equal opportunities

Able to inspire and motivate young people to achieve their goals

Solution focused and positive outloook

Recognition of the roles and responsibilities of team working

About Rawlins Academy

Rawlins - inspiring learning for life Rawlins is a good school with an outstanding sixth form We are an oversubscribed school with 1530 students on roll, including 370 in post 16 and 50 students in our Skills for Learning unit which provides students with moderate learning difficulties a special school experience within a mainstream environment. We also have a dedicated unit for students with high functioning ASD. We pride ourselves on being a beacon of inclusion. We aim to give our students the best experience of school life, allowing our students to find their talents and their passions through a broad and balanced curriculum but we can’t do this without dedicated, energetic and passionate teachers who put the students at the heart of everything they do.

Loughborough Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 8DY
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