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Learning Support Assistant

  • Employer: Langtons Infant School
  • Reference: SCH/24/281574
Grade 1/2 Points 2 - 5
Langtons Infant School
Closing on 03/06/2024 at 12:00
Enhanced DBS Check
Temporary | Part Time/Term Time
32.5 hours per week. 8:15am to 3:15pm.

Langtons Infant School

Westland Avenue

Hornchurch

Essex

RM11 3SD

01708 447866

Website: www.langtonsinfant.com

Head Teacher: Miss E Page

 

Temporary Learning Support Assistant

Grade 1/2 Points 2 - 5 

Hours: 32.5 hours per week

38 weeks per year Plus 5.7 weeks paid holiday

Actual Salary: £19,561 - £20,450 p.a. + SEN allowance

Contract: Temporary one year contract

Start: as soon as possible

We are seeking to appoint a dedicated, compassionate and enthusiastic Learning Support Assistant (LSA) to join our Early Years team.  The successful candidate will provide one-to-one support to a child with specific health needs, ensuring they have a safe and inclusive learning experience. 

Key Responsibilities:
• Provide one-to-one support for a child with specific health needs in the Early Years setting.
• Following training, carry out daily medical procedures independently.
• Assist with the child’s personal care and medical needs as required.
• Support the child’s learning and development through tailored activities and interventions.
• Collaborate with the class teacher and SENCo to implement the child’s Individual Care Plan. 
• Communicate effectively with the child’s parents/carers about their progress and any concerns.
• Participate in relevant training and professional development opportunities.
• Keep clear records of daily medical needs and ensure procedures are carried out safely and effectively.
• Assist with personal care if required. 

Requirements:
• Previous experience working with young children, particularly in an Early Years setting.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills. 
• Patience, empathy and a positive attitude.
• Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
• Ability to remain calm under pressure
• Flexibility and adaptability to meet the varying needs of students. 

Desired skills: 
• First aid certification, particularly paediatric first aid or the desire to complete relevant training.
• Experience with specific medical needs (e.g. administering medication, using medical equipment).
• Have a GCSE in Maths and English (A-C Grades).
• A relevant qualification in education, childcare, or special educational needs (e.g. CACHE Level 2/3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning).
• Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum and child development.
• Be an ambitious person who is keen to develop their own expertise and who has the desire to achieve.
• Have a good sense of humour.

We can offer:
• Dedicated and caring staff who help support each other.
• Happy, confident, well behaved children who enjoy being at school.
• An excellent leadership team to support and guide you.
• Continuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunities and training.
• A committed governing body and supportive parents.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.

Please apply online only.

Closing date for applications: 3rd June 2024 at 12 noon

Interview Date: 6th June 2024.

Shortlisted applicants invited for interview will be contacted by email.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants regardless of age, gender and ethnicity.

Safeguarding

Havering Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The protection of our pupils from abuse is the responsibility of all staff within our schools, superseding any other considerations. Therefore Havering Schools comply with the Department for Education ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ guidance.

It is an offence to apply for a post which involves engaging in regulated activity relevant to children if you are barred from doing so. Please be advised that, again in line with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, shortlisted candidates (who wish to accept an invite to interview) will be required to submit, prior to their interview, a self-declaration of their criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children. Upon submission of this information, online checks may be carried out.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; the successful applicant will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily debar you from obtaining a position with the School.

Equal Opportunities

Havering Schools aim to promote and ensure equality of opportunity and equal treatment for all. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment regardless of gender, marital status, race, colour, nationality (including citizenship), ethnic or national origins, disabilities, age, sexual orientation, responsibility for dependants, religious or political affiliation and trade union activities. All matters related to employment are decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

How to apply

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