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SPECIAL SUPPORT ASSISTANT x 4

Scale 1C\3 £17,075 - £18,339 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Allowance (FTE: £20,466 - £21,981 per annum)
The Link Primary School, Croydon, CR0 4PG
36 hours per week, Monday to Friday, Term Time Only, Permanent & Fixed Term
Closing Date: 07/05/2019

Job Details

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 12 special schools across London, Surrey and Sussex.

The Link Primary School provides specialist teaching and therapy for up to 50 children aged 4 to 11 years whose primary need is Speech, Language and Communication. 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.

We are looking to recruit Special Support Assistants at The Link Primary School who have a genuine belief in person centred teaching and a commitment to the education and development of young people with SEN.

Please click here for the Job Description  – SSA Job Description

Person Specification

The 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.

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.

Please click here for the Person Specification – SSA Person Specification

Further Information

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.

Further details and how to apply

To apply please visit http://www.ohcat.org/vacancies/ to view the full job description and download an application form. Please send your completed application form to jobs@orchardhill.ac.uk.

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing date: 12pm on Tuesday 7th May 2019

 Interview date:   w/c 13th and 20th May 2019

As a community of learners, families and colleagues OHC&AT believes that by working collaboratively, with energy and ambition we can always effect positive change. No limit is placed on what is possible and everyone has the ability to be the very best they can be.

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