Learning Support Assistant (Personal Care)
Job: Learning Support Assistant
School: St Mark's West Essex Catholic School, Harlow, Essex
Hours: 8.40am - 3.30pm; Monday to Friday (fixed term for one year)
Salary: £15,288 - £16,281 including outer fringe, pro-rata for term-time only
Start date: As soon as possible / February 2013
St Mark's West Essex Catholic School in Harlow in Essex are looking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant to join our skilled and committed team as soon as possible.
You will work as part of the Learning Support Team in supporting and including students with learning difficulties and disabilities in mainstream classes. You will provide support to the teacher and pupils in lessons and support male pupils with personal care including toileting. Due to the requirement for personal care of male students, this job is suitable for a male Learning Support Assistant.
St Mark's is a successful, well-ordered and caring Catholic school for boys and girls aged from eleven to eighteen. We are committed to the highest level of achievement for pupils of all abilities and we recognise that there are no limits to a child's potential. Our aim is simple; to facilitate academic and personal success in a rigorous learning community and in a culture which embraces the Gospel values of - serving others, tolerance, trust, respect, prayer and forgiveness. Our greatest resource is our team of well-qualified, dedicated staff who work creatively and professionally to give every student the chance to flourish and achieve our goals of academic excellence and personal success.
Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- GCSE's A*-C or equivalent in Maths, English and Science
- Successful experience working with children in a Secondary School environment
- Experience of supporting pupils with personal care including toileting
- Experience of leading small groups or working on one to one basis
- Experience of using Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
- Experience planning, delivering and evaluating programmes of work that meet teaching and learning objectives
- Experience of using ICT
- Ability to show initiative and work in a team
- Excellent communication skills, oral and written
Regular and on-going training is organised.
Closing date: ASAP
Interview date: To be confirmed
For more information and to apply please contact Tarja Aila at our partner Capita Education Resourcing or call Tarja on 0800 022 3829 and have a look at our recruitment website http://stmarksschool-essex.co.uk/Home
Safeguarding: St Mark's West Essex Catholic School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Appointments are subject to satisfactory medical and enhanced CRB clearance and references.