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Special Support Assistant

Scale 1C\3 £16,482 - £17,080 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Allowance (FTE: £19,755 - £20,472 per annum)
The Link Secondary School, Croydon, CR0 4PD
36 hours per week, Monday to Friday, Term Time Only
Closing Date: 18/03/2019

Job Details

The successful candidates will be self-motivated, with a genuine desire and commitment to help children and young people to fulfil their potential. In addition to the role of Special Support Assistant you will also be responsible for supporting aspects of teaching and learning in school with appropriate intervention work.

Full Job Description – SSA Job Description

Person Specification

Ideally for Special Support Assistant roles you should have experience working with children who have SEN.  However, applications will be considered from candidates without such experience who demonstrate an eagerness to rapidly develop new skills in this area.

These posts may be of particular interest to candidates who have an interest in a career in Education or associated careers with Children.

Full Person Specification – SSA Person Specification

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 Secondary School is a vibrant, diverse, Special School for children with a primary need of Speech, Language and Communication or with a diagnosis on the Autistic Spectrum. Many of our students have associated learning difficulties including Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and often present with high levels of anxiety.

We are committed to providing our students with an outstanding education. Improving opportunities and outcomes for our students is at the heart of all that we do. We believe that all young people deserve to leave education confident that they have developed the skills they need to achieve their ambitions, with meaningful education, work and life experiences to draw on.

The school’s vision of Independence, Communication, Well-being and Achievement for all is integral to our work.  We work in partnership with parents and carers, and with the wider community, to prepare our students for their future lives.

Further details and how to apply

Candidates are welcome to contact the school for an informal chat or to arrange a pre-application visit. Please contact Karen Hayward, the Principal’s PA, in the first instance.  These would be conducted during w/c 18 March 2019.

To apply please send your completed application form to admin@linksec.org.uk.

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing date:  12 noon on Monday 18th March 2019

Interview date:  W/c 25th March 2019.

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.

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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