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Learning Support Assistant

Reference: 6054b3ec-6282-4705-bc57-e3ea500276bd
Employer: Harris Federation
Location: Purfleet
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Working With Us

Harris Academy Riverside is a very popular non-selective and highly oversubscribed academy which opened as part of the Harris Federation and the regeneration of the Purfleet on Thames area in 2017. We serve our local community of Purfleet on Thames and West Thurrock and have 900 on roll in the secondary academy and around 200 students in the 6th form.

Vision

Harris Academy Riverside seeks to develop students who are successful, confident and happy, who inspire their community and who act with kindness and compassion towards others.

Ethos

In our procedures and daily routines, our broad and varied curriculum, our pedagogical model and through our commitment to providing experience of the wider world we aim to promote a strong sense of community and belonging, to provide a blend of high challenge and high support and to encourage the development of

  • Outstanding habits of behaviour such as self-awareness, kindness, appreciation, humility, politeness, confident self-expression and self-presentation and
  • Outstanding habits of learning such as determination, resilience, organisation, reading, studying and practice

Main Areas of Responsibility

As Learning Support Assistant, your responsibilities will include:

  • Attending to the pupil’s personal needs and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical hygiene and welfare matters
  • Working with the class teacher and Inclusion Manager to support the implementation of person centred planning and targets for SEND pupils
  • Liaising with appropriate external SEND or health professionals to ensure that advice on provision for individual SEND pupils is effectively implemented
  • Supervising and support SEND pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning
  • Establishing good relationships with all pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs
  • Promoting the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils

As part of making reasonable adjustments for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities, it will sometimes be necessary to direct LSAs to support pupil’s intimate care needs in line with the academy Intimate Care Policy and to maintain the pupils health, safety and personal dignity.

What We are Looking For

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • Qualifications to GCSE Level or equivalent
  • Knowledge and understanding of pupils with social and emotional difficulties that may impact upon their behaviour
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly both verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of Microsoft software
  • Some knowledge of some of the social issues facing students from disadvantaged backgrounds

Applying for this Position

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level.

In addition to the opportunities for career development and progression, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions, a Wellbeing Cash Plan, electric car scheme, and many other benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our website.

How to Apply

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