Child Specific Learning Support Assistant - Monkspath Junior and Infant School

Employer
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Location
Monkspath Junior and Infant School
Salary
£24,702 - £27,334 per annum pro rata (Actual salary £7,123 - £7,881)
Closing date
26 Feb 2024
Reference
SOLED000006447

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Sector
Education
Job Type
Schools / Academies - Support staff roles
Contract Type
Temporary
Working Pattern
Term time
Hours
Part-Time

Job Details

£24702.00 - £27334.00 p.a. Incremental progression is dependent on performance.

Hours:
12.5 Hours per Week

Child Specific Learning Support Assistant (post 2)

£24702 - £27334 pro rata FTE (actual salary £7123-£7881)

12.5 hours per week.

Monday to Friday 1pm–3:30pm

Child specific - AFTERNOONS

Monkspath School is looking to appoint an excellent, enthusiastic and highly motivated child specific learning support assistant who enjoys working as part of a team to join our friendly and experienced staff.

Note: we have 2 similar positions currently available, please be clear on your application form which position(s) you are applying for. It is also possible to combine the positions.

The successful candidate will be based in Year 2 in 2023-2024, working under the direction of our Inclusion Leader and class teachers.

The post holder will:

• Have a passion for working with pupils, particularly those with Special Educational Needs
• Previous successful experience of supporting children with moderate learning needs
• Previous successful experience of supporting children to develop positive social and communication skills
• Previous successful experience of supporting children in small groups to make good progress
• Have knowledge of autism
• Be flexible, proactive and work effectively as part of a team
• Understand how children learn and be able to support the development of key skills
• Have an excellent understanding of how to be an effective teaching assistant within Key Stage 1
• Liaise with external agencies and other professionals
• Be flexible in delivering support
• Be willing to undertake further training
• Be qualified to NVQ level 3 or equivalent

We can offer you:

• An inclusive environment where every person matters
• Good training and professional development opportunities
• Enthusiastic children who are well behaved and keen to learn

Required from 8th April 2024.

Closing date: 9am Monday 26th February 2024
Interviews are to be held week beginning 4th March 2024

Monkspath School has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be subject to satisfactory reference, an Enhanced DBS check and other safeguarding measures outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education.

 

office@monkspath.solihull.sch.uk
Mr Dan Wild
Head Teacher
0121 705 2686

This post will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Supporting documents
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Application Form
Recruitment Monitoring Form
Notes of Guidance for Applicants

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If you have an application in progress with us on, or after, Monday 4th March – don’t worry, this will continue as it normally would and there will be no impact on your application or the process. There is more information on the WMJobs candidate help page WMJobs Help
 

About Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Solihull

Solihull is regarded as a popular and vibrant place to live in the UK. As one of the most prosperous towns in the Midlands, almost two thirds of our borough is designated as green belt. We have over 1,500 acres of parks across the borough, with 16 Green Flag Awards. Solihull is very well connected, with great transport links such as the M40, M42 and M6 all close by, and an excellent rail network, plus, of course, an international airport. We are home to the award-winning Touchwood Shopping Centre, National Exhibition Centre, Resorts World Birmingham, and the Resorts World Arena.

It is an exciting time for Solihull, although we are a relatively small local authority (c. 6000 employees), we still have ambitious plans including the development of UK Central and HS2.

Here at Solihull Council, we want to ensure that all our citizens have an equal chance to share in Solihull’s success. We do this by putting our customers at the heart of everything we do.

We recognise that our employees are the key factor in achieving our vision and as such, we are always on the lookout for talented individuals, who want to make a real positive difference to people’s lives and can help us to continue building on our success.

Both Smarter Ways of Working and Employee Wellbeing are key Council Priorities.

The transition to Smarter Ways of Working has presented us with the opportunity to re-think how and where we work. With the option to access portable technology, dependent upon the requirements of the role, a lot of our people are not bound to a single workplace or traditional ways of working, with many choosing to spend a good proportion of their week working from home.

tomOur people told us that they value flexibility, and that choice enables them to have a better work-life balance, manage family responsibilities, enhance their personal wellbeing, and continue to deliver excellent outcomes for the residents of Solihull.

Our people are our number one asset, and our aim is to have a healthy, happy engaged and thriving workforce.

Wellbeing is at the heart of our employee offer and we are a bronze accredited West Midlands Combined Authority Thrive at Work employer.  This recognises our commitment and action in support of employee wellbeing; we are currently working towards silver accreditation.

Unpaid carers carry out a key role within our community and know that this can be challenging when combined with employment.  Our Carer’s Policy and the ongoing support we give to our employees has resulted in us winning Employer of the Year 2022 at the Carer Friendly Awards.

We will offer you:

  • A friendly, supportive and inclusive working environment;
  • Competitive salaries including, for those at the top of their scale, the opportunity to receive a non-consolidated lump sum;
  • A range of flexible working options;
  • Annual leave starting at 25 days and rising to 30 days after 5 years' service in addition to public holidays with an opportunity to purchase up to 10 additional days' holiday per year;
  • A generous flexitime scheme (available for most roles);
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities;
  • A range of family friendly policies;
  • Employee benefits including subsidised travel passes, Cycle 2 Work Scheme, confidential Employee Assistance Programme and staff discounts.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

As users of the Disability Confident Scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who demonstrate they meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For roles eligible for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check this will be indicated in the advert and supporting recruitment documents.  Where the post involves working with children, other vulnerable groups or in a position of trust it is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  Further guidance is available at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/945449/rehabilitation-of-offenders-guidance.pdf

Please note, where sufficient numbers of applications are received, we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date. We therefore advise that you submit your application as soon as possible.

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Telephone
0121 704 6000
Location
Council House
Manor Square
Solihull
West Midlands
B91 3QB
United Kingdom

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