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Learning Support Assistant

Start Date : As soon as possible

Salary : Grade 5 pp 9-11

Birch Wood seeks a highly committed and flexible learning support assistants to work within a class team.

Birch Wood Special School is at an exciting point in its development; we are rapidly expanding our Autism specific provision across the school to meet local demand. We are looking for highly committed and flexible learning support assistants to work within a class team. The successful candidates may have previous experience working in a special school environment or be an aspirant SEN teacher seeking to gain experience. Experience of working with pupils with autism is an advantage, but not essential.
The post involves working alongside teachers, supporting pupils learning environment and small group support. Energy, fitness and enthusiasm are required to work with our students; in return they will give you a sense of achievement when they make progress, however small. 
Training will be given for this rewarding job which offers the chance to develop your career. 

Applicants should have:
•English/Maths GCSE grade C and above or Adult Literacy and Numeracy Level 2 or above or relevant experience 
•A desire for with working with students with special needs including Autism
•Previous experience is desirable although we are more interested in the person and their ability to support our students
•Good communication skills 
•The ability to work well on your own and as part of a team 
•A positive attitude and sense of humour 
•A willingness to learn new skills 
•A willingness to undertake personal care of students on occasion.

The successful candidate will be required to work 32.5 hrs per week,39 weeks per year, term time and inset training days.
Salary is at Grade 5, paypoint 9-11 with a starting salary of £11,827 pro rata for part time employees
To start asap
Closing date for applications 8 Dec 2017 at 9:00am. Interview date TBC Successful candidates will be informed after the closing date. References will be sought for all applicants.

Part Time Driver

 

 

Grade 5 Paypoints 9-11 Starting rate £8.19 per hour, minimum 17 hours per week term time.

 

Birch Wood School is looking for an experienced driver for a part time position transporting students to and from school

 

We are looking for a responsible, cheerful and safe driver to work with our pupils providing transport to school each morning and evening, 17hours per week term time with the opportunity for additional hours throughout the school day if/when required. You will be accompanied by a School escort.
 

The minibus driver will be required to collect a school minibus from the school site in the morning, carrying out daily checks of the minibus before leaving the site.

Essential
D1 category on your driving licence
Clean driving licence
At least 2 years driving experience
Enjoy working with children

Desirable
MIDAS trained
First Aid trained
Previous experience
Understanding of pupils with special needs

The successful candidate will be given MIDAS training as necessary. The job will be formally offered on completion of this training and the necessary safeguarding checks.

This is a wonderful opportunity for someone who is looking for a part time position as part of a phased retirement plan or interested in reducing their working hours.

 

Application form are available from the school office, or downloadable below

 

Completed applications and covering letter should be returned to Renee Downing

Closing date: 9.00am Monday 27th November 2017
Interview Date: TBC

 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Part Time Bus Escort

 

 

Grade 5 Paypoints 9-11 Starting rate £8.19 per hour, 17 hours per week term time.

 

Birch Wood School is looking for an experienced driver’s escort for a part time position to accompany a driver transporting students to and from school.

 

We are looking for a responsible, cheerful and reliable individual with experience of Autism and Special Education Needs to work with our pupils providing a safe reliable friendly transport service to school each morning and home each evening, 17 hours per week term time.
 



Essential
Understanding of pupils with special needs and autism
Enjoy working with children

Desirable
First Aid trained
Previous experience


The job will be formally offered on completion of safeguarding and ASD,SEN specific training and the necessary safeguarding checks.

This is a wonderful opportunity for someone who is looking for a part time position as part of a phased retirement plan or interested in reducing their working hours.

 

Application form are available from the school office or downloadable below.

 

 

Completed applications and covering letter should be returned to Renee Downing

Closing date: 9.00am Monday 27th November 2017
Interview Date: TBC

 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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