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Special Support Assistants

Scale 1C/3 £16,482 - £17,080 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Allowance (FTE £19,755 - £20,472 per annum)
The Link Primary School, Croydon, CR0 4PG
36 hours per week, Monday to Friday, Term Time Only
Closing Date: 02/11/2018

Job Details

To provide a challenging and safe environment for learning by assisting the teachers in the care, supervision and teaching of pupils, in particular those with ASD, lower functioning ASD and SLCN.

Full Job Description here – SSA Job Description

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.

Full Person Specification here – 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 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.

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.

Further details and how to apply

To apply please send your completed application form to jobs@orchardhill.ac.uk

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing date:  12pm on Friday 2nd November 2018

Interview date:   w/c 12th November 2018

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.

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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