Special Support Assistants

(Scale 1C\3 £17,518 - £18,815 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Allowance (FTE: £20,466 - £21,981 per annum))
Location: The Link Primary School, Croydon, CR0 4PG Hours: 36 hours per week, Monday to Friday, Term Time Only

Closing Date: 17/06/2020


Job Description

For a full Job Description, please click here

Person Specification

You will need experience and a willingness to manage children with ASD (both verbal and lower functioning) and SLCN. You should also be experienced in developing and nurturing the play skills of young children, as well as identifying the next steps.

For a full Person Specification, please click here

Further Information

Orchard Hill College (the College) and Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (the Trust) together form Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust (OHC&AT), a family of specialist education providers for pupils and students from nursery to further education. The College has 7 centres and the Trust is now home to 14 special schools across London, Surrey and Sussex.

The Link Primary School and Secondary School provides specialist teaching and therapy for up to 120 children aged 4 to 19 years whose primary need is Speech, Language and Communication- with up to 60 children on each school site. Some children may also have additional learning or sensory integration needs. A large percentage of pupils also have a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The abilities are wide ranging, varying from pupils who meet cognitive milestones to pupils with complex needs.

The Primary School has a warm, safe, friendly and nurturing environment which helps children to learn, express their ideas, communicate, develop friendships and grow in confidence and self- esteem. Small classes with high adult to child ratio enable children to settle quickly, move confidently around the school and learn the daily routines which form an integral part of school life.

Application Guidance

To apply please view the full job description and download an application form. Please send your completed application form to office@linkprim.org.uk. Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing date: 12pm on Wednesday 17th June 2020

Interview date: w/c 22nd June 2020

OHC&AT are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We cannot thank you enough for all the time and effort you have put into our son. You are amazing and we appreciate everything you have done for us as a family.

 

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