Learning Support Assistant/Child Care Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 13/09/2019 17:00
£21166 - £23836 pro rata
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Elemore Hall School
Closing date:
13 Sep
Further Information

Required for as soon as possible in the Autumn Term 2019

Temporary – initially until 31/8/20, however this may be reviewed to meet the ongoing needs of the school.

Salary Grade 6 (currently £21166 - £23836 pro rata)

Due to additional temporary funding being made available by the local authority we have a vacancy for a Child Care Officer/Learning Support Assistant to start as soon as possible in the Autumn Term.

Elemore Hall School is a LA maintained, residential and day special school for 86 secondary aged pupils with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Many of our pupils have additional general or specific learning difficulties.

The role of the successful applicants will combine the following main elements:
1. Most of the time spent working during the daytime in lessons, supporting pupils in their learning and development (academic and social);
2. Work on one evening per week, providing social activities for children who stay beyond the school day.
3. Personal Tutor to a small number of pupils, this role involves attending meetings and making regular contact with parents/carers.

Applicants must have a good basic education (minimum 4 GCSEs grade A-C including Mathematics and English – or equivalent) and a genuine interest in working in an education setting. Applicants should also possess a range of leisure skills/hobbies/interests that can be used in working with pupils. The posts would be ideal for graduates or others who are thinking about a long term career in education.

We encourage potential candidates to visit the school before applying so that they can have a look around and get a feel for the place.

All applications must be made on the standard application form, this, along with further details is obtainable from the school website:- www.elemorehallschool.com. Applicants should also include a letter of application outlining why they would like to work at Elemore Hall School and what they would bring to the post. Following Safer Recruitment guidelines, only candidates who achieve enhanced DBS clearance, pass a health check and have at least two supportive references (including most recent employer) will be eligible for employment.

Where our roles are customer facing and you are required to speak to members of the public, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post. As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

The post is open to job share.

Closing date 5.00pm on Friday 13th September 2019
We intend to interview on Thursday 19th September 2019

Please note that this position is whole time, which means that you will be in attendance at work all year round (52 weeks a year) and will have an annual leave entitlement (26 days if you have less than 5 years continuous local government service, 31 days if you have in excess of 5 years continuous local government service; pro rata for part time).

Elemore Hall School

Tel: 0191 3720275
Email: r.royle100@durhamlearning.net
Website: www.elemorehallschool.com

Please note
This job is closed for applications.