required at The Fusion Academy – a new school for young people with communication & interaction difficulties/ autism aged 7-19 (key stages 2-5)

Salary: Grade 5, with opportunities for promotion as the school grows

This equates to £14, 166 per annum

32.5 hours per week Term Time plus 5 days

Start date: To be confirmed

As a Learning Support Assistant, you will support Teachers and Senior Teaching Assistants in enabling children and young people with a wide range of needs to succeed at school. You will put in place strategies that support pupils to engage in the curriculum and will be responsible for delivering learning activities to individuals and small groups (as directed by the class Teacher), supporting emotional needs, preparing resources, and creating a safe, autism friendly environment.

The successful applicant must be committed to providing the best possible education to children and young people with communication and interaction needs/ autism. They must be understanding of the complex difficulties our students face and passionate about breaking down barriers to give them the best possible chances in life.

We are looking for someone with a positive attitude who works well with others.

Skills and experience of working with young people who have communication & interaction needs/ autism would be of benefit, however, there will be a full induction programme for new staff and additional training where required. What is important to us is commitment to our overall ethos and approach.

As a result of their special educational needs, many of our students will struggle with emotional regulation and this can lead to significant challenging behaviours. Candidates need to be prepared to adopt a problem-solving approach to the challenges that those young people bring.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and subject to a check being carried out at an Enhanced level by the Disclosure and Barring Service regarding any previous criminal record.

The Fusion Academy shares a commitment to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture that embraces the ethos of safeguarding amongst our workforce.

Application forms are available from Eteach and The Fusion Academy Website. You can also request an application pack be sent to you or if you have any questions by contacting Kerry-Ann Smith.

Closing Date: 25th October 2021 at 12.00pm

Interviews: Week beginning 1st November 2021

Please note – if you have not heard by 27th October 2021 unfortunately you have not been shortlisted. Due to the number of applications we receive we are unable to give feedback to those who are not shortlisted.

Please see the advert through Eteach to apply