Learning Support Team Worker
Learning Support Team Worker
Point 18 on the NJC pay scale for outer London (full time rate: £27,228),
£23,989 per annum when calculated to reflect the 40 week contract.
Individual salary range for this post:
point 18 to point 22 (full time rate: £27,228 to £29,241).
This is a new post so we are able to offer an immediate start date for this vacancy. We understand that applicants may have current work commitments and in such cases a mutually convenient start date will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
Greig City Academy is seeking to appoint a Learning Centre Team Worker with the ability to break through barriers to learning and re-engage some of our most challenging and disaffected students so that they are ready to fully participate in school life. You will have day-to-day responsibilities that enable students for example, those with social, emotional or learning issues, to fulfil their potential at this crucial stage in their lives.
Our school boasts a really positive and supportive relationship between students, staff and wider stakeholders. Ours is a well-ordered environment in which all students can enjoy learning, develop enquiring minds and acquire the skills and knowledge they need for a changing world.
You will be joining an established team, dedicated to meeting the very specific needs of individual students who might otherwise be destined to fail in a mainstream school for example, students with persistent challenging behaviour. As a result of tailored and collaborative interventions, we know such students can thrive. You would play a key role in raising standards, helping these students to become productive learners with access to further and higher education or training and towards a successful future in line with their peers.
The ideal candidate will be skilled in bringing out the very best in young people, have a flexible approach and demonstrate an understanding of the necessity to remove barriers to student learning potential. This is a full time position on a 40 week contract.
GCA has a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and has safer recruitment procedures in place for the selection of staff. It is committed to the principle of equal opportunities; we welcome all applicants and value the diversity they bring.
The closing date for receiving completed application forms is Wednesday 16th October and it is anticipated that interviews will be held on Friday 18th October.
Please note that we reserve the right to close or extend the deadline for this position depending on application numbers, therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application at their earliest opportunity.
Duties and responsibilities (GCA Standard)
Job purpose including duties and responsibilities
You will support the following:
- Working with students in the Learning Support Unit
- Contribute to the overall ethos aims and work of the school
- Working specifically with students on a one to one basis, or small groups as advised
- Support the promotion for inclusion and re-engagement
- Working in accordance with the school’s curriculum statement and policies
Specific to This Post
- Attend daily supervision meeting with the Learning Support Manager
- Working in line with the student referral process
- To implement Learning Support Strategies as directed
- Monitor attendance and punctuality
- Assist in preparing student timetables for both full and part time placement in the LSU
- To contribute to the implementation of student action plans, evaluation and reintegration reports
- To help motivate and engage students with their learning and to promote resilience, self-confidence and discipline
- Establish productive working relationships with students, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
- Manage the behaviour of students to ensure a calm working environment in line with the school’s behaviour policy
- Provide students with the tools to improve academic performance, including the effective use of ICT in relation to the curriculum
- Liaising with subject teachers to discuss student learning needs and resources
- Provide constructive feedback to students
- Provide break and lunch time support as necessary
Organisation and Liaison:
- Supporting the admittance of students to the Roundhouse/LSU
- Keep daily records of student intervention
- To provide regular student progress reports to the Learning Support Manager
- Support the return of students from the LSU to their mainstream classes
- Collaborate with wider school staff on all matters related to identified students in the LSU
- Communicate regularly with parents and carers
- Provide ongoing support for students post LSU placement, identifying areas for further development
- Contribute to the development of resources to aid the learning, personal and social development of students in the LSU
- Routinely obtain curriculum resources from subject areas, to aid the transition back into main stream classes
- To make effective use of ICT
Development and Training:
- The health and wellbeing of our students is a priority and you would be expected to undertake appropriate training and professional development
- You will participate in training courses to develop your skills in relation to the role
- You will be expected to complete Safeguarding training in line with national and school Safeguarding policies.
- Be committed to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people
- Be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of secondary school and the education system
- You will have good written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to use ICT effectively
- A demonstrable understanding of the need for confidentiality
- Have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work as part of an effective team and maintain good relations with students, staff and parents
- Have exceptional organisational and time keeping skills
- Ability to enthuse and motivate students in all aspects of their learning
- A commitment to raising the aspirations and achievements of all students
- An understanding of young people’s social, emotional and educational development
- Ability to prioritise tasks and workloads
- A high standard of education to include passes in English and Mathematics
- Strong literacy and numeracy skills
- A demonstrable commitment to the principle of equal opportunities
- Willingness to undergo an enhanced DBS Disclosure