Learning Support Assistant – PIMD Pathway – Level 3

  • Contract type - Permanent.  Full time.  31 hours per week.  Term time plus one week.
  • Salary range - Support Pay Scale: Level 2. New SCP 7/17.  Actual commencing salary:  £14,358pa
  • Location - Bradford - Co-op Academy Southfield
  • Closing date - September 12, 2021
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Co-op Academy Southfield is part of The Co-op Academies Trust and are co-located with Co-op Academy Grange, a mainstream secondary Academy in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

Co-op Academy Southfield caters for around 305 students and we are one of the largest special schools in the country. We have on-site support from other professionals including Speech and Language Therapists, the School Nursing team, Physiotherapy teams as well as support from Social Care and other services. We enjoy close links with education, leisure, sporting and commercial organisations across the locality and we are keen to actively promote these partnerships for the benefit of the children in our care.

Co-op Academies Trust aims to provide an outstanding education for all our learners, founded on co-operative values, at the heart of the community. It is responsible for twenty-six Academies across Greater Manchester, Staffordshire & Merseyside and West Yorkshire with the Co-op acting as the sponsor.

As one of our Learning Support Assistants based at Co-op Academy Southfield you’ll, support the teacher in providing safety, health and wellbeing as well as access to learning across all lessons and non-lesson time. You’ll assist the teacher in the behaviour management of pupils and effective use of resources both within the classroom and across a wide range of other environments throughout the school and community

For further information please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

Formal training will be provided where necessary in specialist strategies, moving and handling, medical interventions, safeguarding, PREVENT, GDPR and Team Teach (de-escalation and physical intervention to support challenging behaviour).

Interested? You’ll join a talented business team and a successful partnership of schools which is committed to raising the educational ambitions of the communities it serves. As part of the Trust we can offer successful candidates a huge variety of opportunities for development.

What we offer:

  • Excellent opportunities for personal and career development within the Co-op Academies Trust
  • Employee benefits such as retail discounts, reduced gym membership, cycle to work scheme and much more
  • Free access to a confidential 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Effective, supportive and dynamic leadership across Co-op Academy Southfield
  • A superb, school building with a flexible and creative ICT rich working environment
  • Enthusiastic students who are keen to make good progress
  • Welcoming, friendly, supportive, effective and efficient professional/continuing professional development

To Apply:

Visits to our Academy are welcomed and appropriate safety measures in light of Covid is in place should you decide to visit us.

The Co-op Academies Trust operates blind shortlisting as part of its recruitment process to ensure a fair and rigorous process. To Apply please complete Application Form PART A and Application Form PART B and email them to:

gran-hr@coopacademies.co.uk

Co-op Academies Trust as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust on its behalf.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We value variety and individual differences, and aim to create a culture, environment and practices at all levels which encompass acceptance, respect and inclusion. All our colleagues are expected to demonstrate a commitment to co-operative values and principles.

Recruitment timescale:

  • Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 12 September 2021
  • Shortlist date:   Monday 13 September 2021
  • Recruitment selection date: w/c 20 September 2021, date to be confirmed

Co-op Colleague Referral Scheme:

  • We are keen to enlist your help in sharing this opportunity with friends, family members or former colleagues who you think would be able to do the job really well and fit right in with our co-operative culture and values –  please direct them to the Co-op website to obtain further information and to apply:   https://www.coopacademies.co.uk/vacancies/
  • We will pay you a £100 “CRS Bonus” when they start work with us!
  • Should you require further information please refer to the Co-op Colleague Referral Scheme, link:  Colleague Referral Scheme

Co-op Academies Trust as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust on its behalf.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We value variety and individual differences, and aim to create a culture, environment and practices at all levels which encompass acceptance, respect and inclusion. All our colleagues are expected to demonstrate a commitment to co-operative values and principles.

Contact

For further information or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact Human Resources by email at: gran-hr@coopacademies.co.uk or by telephone on 01274 799662.

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