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Learning Support Assistant

Employer:
Crowthorne School
Salary:
£9.68 - £10.25 per hour
Location:
Crowthorne School, Duke's Ride, Crowthorne
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Term Time
Hours:
32.5 hours hours per week. 8.30 - 3.30.
DBS Check:
Enhanced
Closing Date:
05/03/2020 at 12:00 PM
Reference:
Pri/20/121355
Crowthorne School

We are looking to appoint a warm, caring learning support assistant to join our team of LSAs, supporting pupils across the school who have additional needs.

The successful candidate will support children with their learning, and have a specific role in supporting a pupil with medical and physical needs. You will be required to implement support plans and provide assistance with programmes devised by staff and other professional agencies (including the nursing team).  Appropriate training will be given, but you should be confident and happy to provide personal care and support to a named child.

 The successful candidate will need to:

  • Have a positive, caring and open attitude
  • Be enthusiastic and motivated, enabling all children to reach their potential
  • Communicate effectively and work well within a team
  • Have high expectations of learning, progress and behaviour
  • Be able to use their initiative and work flexibly
  • Be physically fit and able to lift and support a child (once training has been provided)

We can offer you:

  • a caring and welcoming working environment
  • experienced, committed and supportive colleagues
  • high standards of learning and teaching

Previous experience is not essential, but a positive, caring and hard-working attitude is!

Job share will be considered.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.Please contact the school office to arrange an appointment on 01344 772089.

Please contact Miss Jackson (Head Teacher) if you wish to discuss the role further.

Start as soon as possible.

Interviews w/c 9th March 2020

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please apply online (see link below) or contact the school for further details. We will only accept applications on Bracknell Forest application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration.

We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.

Disability

We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.

Safeguarding

Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment.

This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk. On your application form, you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate.

To find out more about the application process for working with children, young people and adults at risk visit  https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/applying-job/applications-work-children-young-people-or-adults-risk

The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in Bracknell Forest. Find out more about the LSCB at  https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/keeping-adults-and-children-safe/protecting-children/safeguarding-children-board

Pre–employment medical check

You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.

References

On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one should be from your current/most recent employer. If you are not currently working with children/adults at risk but have done so in the past it is important that a reference is obtained from the employer by whom you were most recently employed working with children/adults at risk.

Employment references must be provided by your current or most recent line manager and will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. However, your referees may include someone you know with standing in the community i.e. a teacher, vicar etc.

We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.

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