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 SEN/ASD Learning Support Assistant  

Birch Wood Special School is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team.
This is a fabulous opportunity for someone who enjoys the benefits of flexible working to fit around their current family life whilst gaining experience towards a potentially permanent position.

Birch Wood seeks highly committed and flexible learning support assistants to work within class team/bubbles to cover absences.

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. 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. 

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/support personal care of students as required.

The successful candidate will be required to work on adhoc basis from half a day up to 5 days per week hours per week term time only
Salary is £9.81 per hr. Start date asap

Successful candidates will be contacted upon submission of application form. References will be sought for all applicants and an Enhanced DBS completed.

Collect an application pack from the school office and return FAO Lou Bedder or complete form below. Send to:

quoting ref:LSASUP21