Special Educational Needs Support Assistant (Portland School & Specialist College)
32.5 hours - Term Time only
Portland is a successful school meeting the needs of children and young people who experience Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties.
Portland School is expanding and now has two sites:
- Trent Vale – Primary pupils
- Blythe Bridge – Secondary pupils
We are looking for a dedicated and flexible individual to join Portland School and support the teaching and learning of children with Social and Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties.
The work of a Special School Support Assistant can vary greatly depending on the individual needs of the pupils you are working with.
You must be able to empathise with children from a wide range of backgrounds and be capable of nurturing positive relationships with and between children.
You must have good communication skills and sound numeracy/literacy skills.
You will be able to function effectively as part of a team and able to make practical use of IT.
You will be willing to pursue training to become better equipped and informed in your role.
A good knowledge and understanding of how children learn, being a positive role model, and having an understanding of the challenges faced by children with recognised difficulties such as Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, SEMH etc. is important.
Minimum essential requirements:
You must meet the national occupational standards (NOS) in Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 3 and be working at NVQ Level 3.
This is a term time only position for 32.5 hours per week worked over five days. There are vacancies at both of our sites.
Salary: Level 5: Full year £20,092 to £22,183 pro rata to £15,366 to £16,965
Application forms are available on our website:
Tel. 01782 882020