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SEN Learning Support Assistant 

 

Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge supporting children with ASD?

As an SEN Teaching Assistant in our school you can you use your passion to engage a child in his learning across the school curriculum.

We welcome applications from those with experience or from those looking to start a career in this field. An SEN background is not essential but you should be able to demonstrate that you are hardworking, committed, passionate about children, and above all an exceptional practitioner who cares deeply about making a difference to the lives of children.

We are keen to find the right person for this post and can offer a good package of support which includes a very comprehensive induction package. to include signing, manual handling, medication administration and safeguarding as well as all elements of Learning and Teaching.

This permanent post is for EVERY day with hours of 8.40-3.40 daily with a Team meeting till 5 pm every Wednesday. At this stage we are not accepting applications for part time working for this post.

 

About the Role:
The SEN Learning Support Assistant role will be ideal for someone who has a positive and caring approach when working with children who have special educational needs (SEN). You will be required to work closely with the class teacher and support the children, encouraging them to engage with various activities to help them to achieve success. Experience and understanding of Autism and challenging behaviors would be of help but is not essential.

It is essential that you are able to work closely with parents and families.

 

About you:


*Excellent behaviour management skills with the ability to work as a part of a team
*Punctual and reliable.
*Calm and resilient approach.
*A passion for helping young people progress and develop.

 

So! Are you interested? Do you have what it takes to join our team and help shape our school and community? Are you able to work with a wide range of professionals and families to ensure that our children receive the very best?

 

If so then please read the attached pack and complete the application form and return to the school via email or a paper copy by post to Donna Luck, Red Kite Special Academy, Purbeck Drive, Corby NN18 0BX (CVs will not be considered).

 

During COVID we are not offering walk arounds but if you all the school then you can have a 1-1 chat about the post with a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

 

Please note that the salary £14,241 and is pro rata for 39 weeks a year. We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all candidates as well as adhering to strict safeguarding procedures. Your application will be subject to 2 educational references and enhanced DBS check which will be paid for by the school.

 

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Expected start date: ASAP

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pupils searching for an inspirational, enthusiastic and committed teacher

 

Are you the one?

 

Our class of 7 wonderful SEN pupils are on the lookout for their new teacher. We’d like to know if you are the one to take them through the excitement of their primary education. The teacher they are looking for is someone willing to think out of the box, come up with fun and engaging ways of learning and is always supportive of their needs. The class have a strong team of LSAs who are ready to support you and guide you through our curriculum that is fully reflective of the needs of the children. The chance to have a huge impact for this class into the rest of their lives is what drives our new teacher into the role; recognising how you can offer learning that will be used into their adulthood to give an amazing quality of life for them. You will have opportunities to learn new skills and identify ways to support the needs of the pupils through our CPD offering, driving forward your career in SEND. Although, at times challenging, the class will give you a chance to make happy memories for both them and yourself, filling the days with smiles and laughter.

The role is to start as soon as possible and although some knowledge of working with pupils with SEND would be useful we are looking for a teacher who is passionate and enthusiastic – we can help with developing your SEND understanding, so if you have drive and are keen to make the opportunities for our class’s future remarkable, they are keen to hear from you.

If you think you are the teacher for these amazing and deserving children, we are looking forward to showing you around the school.

 

I have QTS

I can think outside of the box

I love to have fun

I have some experience of working with pupils with SEND/ wish to develop my career into SEND

I enjoy working as part of a team

I am patient and understand how to help when presented with challenging behaviours

I love to laugh and smile

I like to learn new things

I am able to work full time and provide high quality learning opportunities

I’m good at effectively communicating to pupils, parents/ carers, staff and professionals

I love to make happy memories for young people

 

Our school is modern and offers onsite parking. We have lots of well facilitated rooms and can’t wait to share these with you when you come for a look round.

 

Our pupils are super excited to meet their new teacher, let’s hope it’s you!

 

Full safeguarding checks will be carried out in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education.

 

Lunchtime Supervisor

 

Role Purpose:

The purpose of this role is to ensure the wellbeing and support of pupils during the lunchbreak. Lunchtime is an important opportunity to learn and as such the role will be to support pupils to learn appropriate skills in relation to refueling themselves and engaging in appropriate play and relaxation time.

 

Report to:

Class Teacher and Senior Leadership Group

 

Duties:

  • The Lunchtime Supervisor will:
  • Escort pupils to and from the dining hall, as necessary;
  • Ensure that pupils are in the dining hall/ play areas at the appropriate times;
  • Support pupils to retrieve their lunches from the server counter, identifying appropriate cutlery and supporting pupils to cut food if necessary, always promoting independence;
  • Assist with encouraging pupils to clear their plates, trays, cutlery and beakers and clean the table once lunch has finished;
  • Supervise pupils eating food brought from home, ensuring packed lunch equipment is cleared away after use;
  • Report any concerns in relation to any pupil’s diet that gives rise to concern (bearing in mind individual need);
  • Support groups of pupils in the playground or classroom, depending on the weather;
  • Devise and initiate constructive and engaging play opportunities for pupils when required;
  • Ensure that pupils remain within a safe environment and are engaged with safe play;
  • Follow the school behaviour and motivation policy (and individual behaviour management systems) to ensure consistent behavioural standards;
  • Support in developing social skills and peer engagement;
  • Attend to minor accidents sustained during the lunch break and seek appropriate assistance if required;
  • Feedback to the class team before leaving, sharing information both positive and of concern;
  • Effectively liaise professionally with school staff and external professionals as required;
  • Attend training, as required;
  • Any other reasonable duties as requested by the Head Teacher/ School Business Manager

 

Special Conditions:

    1. A lunchtime supervisor will be provided with disposable aprons, gloves and a mask.

    2. Jewellery should not be worn except wedding rings or stud earrings, for health and safety reasons.        3. Shoes should be supportive and protective – open toed sandals/ shoes, high-heels and trainers are       not considered suitable.

   4. Personal Hygiene – hair should be clean, tidy and worn off the face. Long hair should be tied back.

 

Person Specification: Lunchtime Supervisor

Focus

Essential

Desirable

Identified at…

Communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) to an appropriate standard.

 

 

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Experience of working with/ supervising children/ young adults.

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Experience of working as part of a team and individually

 

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To be able to inspire trust and confidence in children and young adults; encourage high standards of pupil behaviour at all times

 

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Liaise with staff and professionals in a professional manner

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Related training and qualifications e.g. first aid

 

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Willingness to undertake training

 

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Knowledge and understanding – managing the behaviour and motivation of groups of children and young adults

 

 

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Knowledge and understanding – the value of constructive play opportunities

 

 

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Be able to initiate games and activities appropriate to the age and needs of the pupils; relate to pupils on their level

 

 

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Remain calm in difficult situations

 

 

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Characteristics – calm, creative, empathetic, organised, patient, resourceful, understanding.

 

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Full safeguarding checks will be carried out in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education.

 

 

 

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