Oasis Academy Long Cross is looking for a

SEN Learning Support Assistant

Oasis Academy Long Cross, Bristol
Academy-based
Salary: Scale 5 (Point 13-17) £26,783-£28,770 FTE (Bristol Grade 8)
Basis: Full-time, Fixed-term
Start Date: 1st September 2024
Applications Close:
Interviews: TBC

Required for September 2024

Learning Support Assistant: Resource Base IN THE FIRST INSTANCE

OCL/NJC Scale 5 (Point 13-17) £26,783-£28,770 FTE (Bristol Grade 8) + Local Government Pension Scheme

TTO + INSETS (39 WEEKS)

FIXED TERM

Come and join our friendly, dynamic, sociable and dedicated staff team here at Oasis Academy Long Cross Specialist Resource Base.

Oasis Academy Long Cross Specialist Resource Base for children with severe and complex learning needs including autism, is a unique and specialist provision situated in a thriving primary school in north Bristol. The Specialist Resource Base spans over five classes for children from reception to year six, we are in the process of expanding our provision to seven classes through a building project which is very exciting for us, and you would be part of a very new phase in the development of our provision. The children in our resource base present a range of strengths and needs, they all have an Education and Health Care Plan and require a specialist placement full time. The classes are predominantly based on age group and needs. There is up to eight children in a class with 3-4 members of staff. The position would be based in one class, where you would be part of the children’s learning journey throughout the academic year.

 You must bring energy, confidence, and enthusiasm with a commitment to inclusion and continuing professional development, every member of the resource base team are considered important educators who have a valuable role in supporting children’s progress. Under the guidance of the teaching staff, you will provide direct support for the learning of individual children or groups of children to achieve defined progression targets.  As part of this role, you will have the opportunity to lead the class on occasion and develop your skills in delivering specific curriculum areas alongside a supportive team who are committed to developing and continuing your professional development.

If you wish to work with pupils with special needs or are considering a career in education then we can offer you:- 

  • An experienced, supportive and committed team to work alongside and learn from.
  • Pedagogy that is centred around the child, ensuring the child has exceptional provision, every day, every hour every moment, so no learning time is ever wasted!
  • High quality teaching and learning delivered through a bespoke and exciting curriculum with an emphasis on play and exploration ensuring all learners are motivated and have high levels of involvement in their learning.
  • Opportunities to develop skills in alternative communication strategies and other strategies that scaffold and support learning.
  • Weekly team meetings where the team can support and shift practice and provision where needed, with a high importance on team collaboration and reflection.
  • Close working relationships with parents and carers to ensure “joined up” thinking and consistency.
  • Developing skills associated with technology and how this can support and scaffold communication for our pre verbal learners.
  • Multi agency collaboration
  • Inclusion at the heart of everything!

We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible, and adaptable educator to join our highly skilled and experienced team, who is committed to providing, supporting, and leading outstanding provision for children. We need a resilient, positive practitioner who shows a good understanding of child development and a clear knowledge of the curriculum and how this can be delivered creatively with an emphasis on play.  

 

Candidates will be expected to have at least an NVQ3 or equivalent qualification or be working towards this and experience of working with children with SEND in either a mainstream or special school provision. This is an exciting opportunity to join our unique and vibrant school.

Oasis Academy Long Cross is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.  The appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and fully supportive references.

 

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

 

The closing date is Tuesday 23rd July 2024, interview date TBC.

 

Oasis Academy Long Cross is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.  The appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and fully supportive references.

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