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SEN/ASD Learning Support Assistant

Full or part time (2 days)

Birch Wood Special School is looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our team as a Learning Support Assistant.

 

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 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 7-8 with a starting salary of £11,827 (for full time) £9.55 pr hr. To start asap.

Closing date for applications 30thSeptember 2019 at 9.00am.
Interview date w/c 7th October 2019 TBC

Download the application documents below or collect an application pack from the school office and return FAO Renee Downing.

Or Email : downingr@birchwoodschool.co.uk


 Successful candidates will be informed after the closing date. References will be sought for all applicants.

Health & Wellbeing Officer

 

School Health and Wellbeing Officer at Birch Wood Special School to support the varied medical needs, illness, injury and emotional wellbeing of our growing student population. 

 As a school we believe that happy, healthy students learn and achieve best.

We seek to employ a person who has;

• A current First Aid Qualification or willingness to attend appropriate training

• Nursing and/or welfare qualification or experience

• Experience in working with children and adolescents with special educational needs

• Excellent communication skills with young people, families and professionals

• Experience of signposting to colleagues/agencies

• The ability to work at pace and manage personal workload

• The ability to use initiative, work alone and also as part of a team

• Training in Child Protection, or a willingness to be trained in this

• Experience of ICT and office skills.

The Health and Wellbeing Officer has a valuable role to play in providing a support service for students dealing with medical needs, illness, injury and emotional wellbeing. Many cases have to be dealt with confidentially and the postholder needs to determine what information needs to be acted upon personally, the speed of response and what has to be passed on to senior colleagues as well as parents. The post will be for 39 weeks of the year (term time plus inset days) which is equivalent to 44.263 paid weeks per year paid at Grade 8 with a basic salary of £19284- £21291 per annum. Hours of work will normally be 8.30am to 4.00pm (37 per week) but some flexibility may be necessary to account for meetings with other agencies/parents. Some home visits may be necessary.

The most important thing for our children is their safety. We foster a culture of vigilance amongst staff, students and parents. Please note that for posts working with children the successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks (previously known as CRB checks). Any covering letters must accompany a fully completed application form. Please do not send copies of DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificates, or additional materials with your form.

Application forms can be downloaded below or collected from the school reception. 

The closing date for applications is 9am on Friday the 4th of october 2019. Interviews will be held on W/C 7th October TBC

Application Documents

Personal Care Assistant

Full or part time

Birch Wood Special School is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team as a Personal Care Assistants.

Birch Wood School seeks a highly committed and flexible personal care assistants to work within the school.
 

Birch Wood Special School is at an exciting point in its development; we are rapidly expanding our provision across the school to meet local demand. We are looking for highly committed and flexible personal care assistants to work across the school with a range of students. The successful candidates may have previous experience working in a special school environment or the care industry. Experience of working with pupils with special needs is an advantage, but not essential.
The post involves supporting a range of pupils in all aspects of their personal and intimate care whilst encouraging independence, in return they will give you a sense of achievement when they make progress, however small. 
Training will be given for this rewarding job. 

Applicants should have:
• Relevant experience 
•A desire for with working with students with special needs
•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 

The successful candidate will be required to work 30 hrs per week 9.00am to 3.30pm (with ½ hour lunch break), or part time hours to be agreed, 38 weeks per year, term time only and additional training days to be arranged.
Salary is at Grade 4, paypoint 5-6 with a starting hourly rate of £9.36. To start asap.

Closing date for applications 30th September 2019 at 9.00am.
Interview date week commencing 7th October 2019 TBC
 Successful candidates will be informed after the closing date. References will be sought for all applicants.

Collect an application pack from the school office and return FAO Renee Downing.

                                               Or submit your completed application form by email to : downingr@birchwoodschool.co.uk

 

SUPPLY/ABSENCE COVER- SEN Learning Support Assistant

 

JOB OVERVIEW

An exciting opportunity has arisen for candidates to support teaching and learning at Birch Wood (Melton Area Special School) in Melton Mowbray on a supply basis to cover staff absences and other temporary or adhoc vacancies.
This role may suit someone who is currently unable to commit to full school working hours or someone considering a future permanent role. We can consider as little or as many hours to suit needs. All Candidates will be subject to an enahnced DBS check.
This role is varied, and we are looking for an adaptable, flexible and resourceful individual who is willing to work with a range of students across the Birch Wood sites, someone who is able to cope in a high-pressure environment and deal with constantly changing priorities to start as soon as possible.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Working with a wide range of class teachers to deliver excellent teaching and learning.
  • Coaching children on a 1:1 or group basis.
  • Accompanying groups on trips.
  • Supporting assessment and evidencing learning
  • Working with the teacher to create stimulating classroom displays and learning resources
  • Maintaining a safe and positive environment for all learners
  • Creating opportunities for all learners to reach their potential, irrespective of ability

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Term time hours
  • The opportunity of working within a supportive, friendly environment in this well run and respected school.
  • Potential opportunities for personal and career development.

THE RIGHT CANDIDATE MAY HAVE:

  • GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above.
  • previous experience.
  • an ability to work on their own initiative.
  • a high level of communication skills and the ability to relate positively to children and adults.
  • the ability to use relevant technology/equipment.
  • a can-do attitude.
  • a commitment to the happiness well-being, self-esteem and progress of everyone at the school.

SALARY :

This is salaried Grade 5 pt 9 (£9.55 per hour) for a maximum of 32.5 hours per week term time only.

 

Download the application documents below or collect in person from the school office and return asap quoting reference LSASUPP.  All successful applicants will be informed in writing/via email within 1 week of submitting an application form and will be required to undergo an interview. 

 

Completed applications should be submitted via email to Renee Downing at downingr@birchwoodschool.co.uk  or by post to:

Renee Downing
School Business Manager
Birch Wood School
Grange Drive
Melton Mowbray
Leics
LE13 1HA

 

 

 

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and subject to a check being carried out at an Enhanced level by the Disclosure and Barring Service regarding any previous criminal record.

Apprentice Learning Support Assistant

 

JOB OVERVIEW

An unique opportunity has arisen for an apprenticeship in supporting teaching and learning at Birch Wood (Melton Area Special School) in Melton Mowbray. This role is varied, and we are looking for an adaptable, flexible and resourceful individual to undertake an apprentiship at level 2 with the potential for further development at level 3.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Working with a wide range of class teachers to assist in delivering excellent teaching and learning.
Assisting in coaching children on a 1:1 or group basis.
Accompanying groups on trips.
Supporting assessment and evidencing learning
Working with the teacher and other support staff to create stimulating classroom displays and learning resources
Maintaining a safe and positive environment for all learners
Creating opportunities for all learners to reach their potential, irrespective of ability
WHAT WE OFFER:

Term Time hours

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Apprenticeship Level 2 (and possibly Level 3)
The opportunity of working within a supportive, friendly environment in this well run and respected school.
Good opportunities for personal and career development.

SALARY :

This apprenticeship is paid at £5 per hour,this rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year, 32.5 hours per week 39 weeks per year term time and inset training days.

 

 

Download the application documents below or collect in person from the school office, Interview date TBC. All successful applicants will be informed in writing/via email 

 

Completed applications should be submitted via email to Renee Downing at downingr@birchwoodschool.co.uk  or by post to:

Renee Downing
School Business Manager
Birch Wood School
Grange Drive
Melton Mowbray
Leics
LE13 1HA

 

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