CURRENT VACANCIES

  • LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANTS (Full or Part Time)

  • LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANT- VISUAL IMPAIRMENT RESOURCE

Toynbee School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Criminal Records Bureau checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANTS (Full or Part Time)

 

Salary:                     Support Staff

Contract Type:        Full/Part Time (39 weeks per annum, final hours to be agreed at interview)

Contract Term:       Permanent

Start Date:              To be agreed

Salary Type:           Scale B – from £18,562 to £18,887 (Full Time Equivalent)

 

We have a number of vacancies in our SEN department to support pupils with a range of Special Educational Needs at KS3/KS4 in a mainstream context. The post holder will work with students who have learning, social and behavioural difficulties and support them across the curriculum.

The ideal candidate should demonstrate resilience, initiative, patience and a passion for working with and assisting young people to learn. There are good opportunities for career progression and previous experience is not essential. Candidates must have proven literacy and numeracy skills, equivalent to GCSE grade C and above.

This post is particularly aimed at graduates considering a future career in teaching and is an excellent way to gain experience in a secondary school setting where the role of the Learning Support Assistant is valued by pupils, parents and staff.

Salary: Scale B – from £18,562 to £18,887 pro rata – term time (39 weeks per year). Working hours and days will be discussed at interview.

Applicants should apply using the Support Staff Application Form which can be found on our website, together with a Candidate Application Pack: https://www.toynbee.hants.sch.uk/recruitment. Please note that CVs will not be considered.

Completed Application Forms should be submitted to: Recruitment@toynbee.hants.sch.uk. Please contact us via email or 02380269026 if you have any questions about the role.

Closing Date: 27th August

Interview Date: Successful shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview prior to the closing date

 

Candidate Application Pack

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LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANT - VISUAL IMPAIRMENT RESOURCE 

 

Salary:                £18,562 to £18,877 FTE      (Actual: £12,873 to £13,265)

Contract type:    GRADE: B (30 hours)

Contract term:    Permanent 

 

We have a vacancy in our VI department to support pupils with a Visual Impairment at KS3/KS4 in a mainstream context, and support them across the curriculum.

 

The ideal candidate should demonstrate resilience, initiative, patience and a passion for working with and assisting young people to learn. There are good opportunities for career progression and previous experience is not essential. Candidates must have proven literacy and numeracy skills, equivalent to GCSE grade C and above.

 

A working knowledge of Braille and/or the modification of resources for large print users is desirable but not essential as training will be given. Additionally, there will be the opportunity to gain accreditation in Braille and associated skills to support pupils with vision impairment.

 

The VI Learning Support Assistant will be required to:

  • Support in alternative study periods/curricular activities for individual pupils, in the development of their whole school independence, helping to raise standards of achievement.

  • Occasionally support pupils with a visual impairment on out of hours educational visits, sporting locations etc.

  • Modification of materials within a specific subject area, designed to meet individual needs and in co-operation with the subject and specialist teachers of the visually impaired, provide adaptation to text:

  • Modify text to Braille and appropriate large print using scanners and word processing

  • Adapt diagrams for large print and tactile users.

  • Prepare 3D models

  • Reading text to tape

  • Produce and transcribe Braille text (be prepared to learn Braille)

  • Re-align original text for photocopy enlargement

 

Support assistants will be given the opportunity to develop specific skills in an identified area of the curriculum, as far as possible designed to suit their interests.

 

The opportunity to increase personal knowledge, professional development in visual impairment and the role of the VI LSA will be offered internally and on external courses.

 

This post is an excellent way to gain experience in a secondary school setting where the role of the Learning Support Assistant is valued by pupils, parents and staff.  If you have the skills, enthusiasm and commitment to work with young people with a visual impairment, we would like to hear from you.  Please see the Candidate Application pack for further information.  

Closing Date: 27th August

Interview Date: Successful shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview prior to the closing date

 

Candidate Application Pack 

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