We are seeking to appoint an experienced, well organised, skilled and professional person to support a pupil within the school as a Learning Support Assistant. Strong behavioural management skills are essential for this position. If you are passionate about young people, enjoy variety in your role and thrive on working in a busy environment, this is a great opportunity for you. The successful candidate should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, relate well to young people and possess Maths and English GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent).
Working as part of a team is a crucial aspect of the role, so you must have a flexible attitude to react to different situations throughout the school day and the ability to use your own initiative within the learning environment.
The successful candidate will join a supportive, friendly and committed team of staff. A full induction programme is offered alongside good professional development opportunities.
We are looking for a Learning Support Assistant who is:
- Experienced at working within a school
- Strong at managing challenging behaviour
- Can assist the teacher in the classroom, and undertake programmes of work, care and support to enable pupils to progress in their learning
- Enthusiastic and highly motivated
- Friendly, caring, hardworking with high expectations
- Well qualified. Applicants MUST have GCSE Grade C or above in Maths and English (or equivalent).
In return we can offer you:
- Enthusiastic pupils who are keen to learn.
- A second to none well-resourced environment which promotes independent and creative learning.
- Professional development opportunities.
- A team of committed, talented and motivated staff.
- A culture which encourages collaborative working and sharing of best practice.
The school itself has extensive grounds, a large staff car park and is easily reached by car and bus.
Previous experience is essential. Induction and support will be provided.
If you feel you would enjoy the opportunity that this role would offer, we would be delighted to hear from you. Tours of the school are encouraged – please contact Mrs Williams in the school office. Tel 01344 426413 or email email@example.com
Applications considered upon receipt, however the school reserves the right to interview before the closing date should a suitable candidate apply.
Interviews: 1st March 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.