Learning Support Assistant

Smart Teachers
04 Feb 2017
04 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Smart Teachers is recruiting for a Learning Support Assistant, with an excellent background in behaviour management, to join an independent school in the South East London area. This permanent position starts after the February half term break. The needs across this school are primarily social, emotional and mental health (SEMH), although there are additional needs for some of the students. The school is extremely well-resourced and has a total of 27 students on role.

About the Role

  • Learning Support Assistant
  • Working with an excellent support team across the school
  • Full time permanent contract with no holidays during term time
  • The starting salary for support staff is £17,000

About the School

  • Independent school based in South East London
  • Stable and established team of staff includes support staff, teachers and qualified therapists and a solid Senior Leadership Team
  • Daily briefings are held with all members of staff, which is particularly important given the SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties) needs of the students
  • 27 students currently attend the school
  • Challenging behaviour, detachment disorders and global development delay are commonplace across the classes
  • Padded time-out room available
  • Apple macs with the latest technology are found in every classroom
  • Provides extensive professional development for staff and fast track career progression and upward mobility available for the right fit
  • Provides training in Team Teach and First Aid

In order to be considered for this role, the KS2 class teacher will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Previous experience working with students with SEN (desirable)
  • Have proven experience working within a UK based classroom as an LSA
  • Eligible to work in the UK (must have valid visa)
  • Recent classroom-based references and valid DBS/police checks

As well as being part of this school's community, working with Smart Teachers also gives you access to:

  • Free CPD workshops
  • Regular social events
  • Consultant exclusivity

Interested in Applying?

To apply you must be eligible to work in the UK and meet all national safeguarding criteria. Please email your CV to quoting Job Reference number LXDF32362.

Due to the high volume of applications received, please note only suitable candidates will be contacted.

Smart Teachers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates registering with Smart Teachers will need to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS and/or provide police checks from other countries, where appropriate. Smart Teachers is an equal opportunities employer.