THE DETAILS:
  • Hours: Part time
  • Contract: Fixed Term
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £20,000.00 - £25,000.00
  • Language: English
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Learning Support Assistant - Level 1 - Spittal VCP School

Pembrokeshire County Council

Salary: Grade 3 - £22,737 pro rata\n

Job Description

Grade 3 - £22,737 for 25 hours per week term time only for 45.8 weeks per annum equating to £15,653.95 pro rata

This is a fixed term position required for 25 hours per week until 31/08/2025 to work alongside the Class Teacher as a class-based Learning Support Assistant (LSA).

Working under the direction of the Classroom Teacher and Senior Leadership Team, you will provide support for pupils working within a year group. This will take the form of assisting the Class Teacher through participation in whole-class, small group and individual teaching of pupils. You will also be expected to assist in the preparation of materials and displays, clear away resources as required, and contribute to the delivery of the individual education plan (IEPs) that are in place for pupils within that class.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has high expectations of both the learner and themselves;
  • Has experience in supporting children within a classroom setting (experience of supporting children with additional needs would be desirable)
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a dedicated and professional team;
  • Can use their initiative and work collaboratively and flexibly within a team
  • Has a patient and caring manner

We can offer you:

  • Delightful children who are enthusiastic learners;
  • Passionate, hardworking and supportive staff who are dedicated to gaining the best from every individual;
  • Supportive governors, parents and strong links with the community;
  • A fabulous working environment with excellent resources and facilities;
  • Strong personal development opportunities.

A good standard of education, and an understanding of children/ young people's needs and rights, together with experience of working with children and excellent communication skills is essential for this role.

Employment Checks

This post is subject to a DBS disclosure check.

Where it is appropriate for your role and responsibility, the personal information we have collected from you will be shared with Cifas who will use it to prevent fraud, other unlawful or dishonest conduct, malpractice, and other seriously improper conduct. If any of these are detected you could be refused certain services or employment. Your personal information will also be used to verify your identity. Further details of how your information will be used by us and Cifas, and your data protection rights, can be found by visiting https://www.cifas.org.uk/fpn.

Applicants should ensure they have the right to work in the UK before applying for a vacancy.

Safeguarding

Safeguarding and protecting children and adults at risk is a high priority for Pembrokeshire County Council. We aim to support vulnerable children and adults at risk to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. We are committed to ensuring their safety and will take action to safeguard their well-being. The Council's Corporate Safeguarding Policy provides a framework for every member of staff and Service within the Council, setting out responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and protecting children and adults at risk as well as the methods by which the Council will be assured that it is fulfilling its duties.

This policy applies to all Council employees and workforce, councillors, volunteers and also service providers that are commissioned by the Council. Safeguarding is everyone's business whether they work for, or on behalf of, the Council.

Support & Additional Info

  • Please contact the HR Systems Team as early as possible if you're unable to apply online by emailing hrsystemsteam@pembrokeshire.gov.uk .
  • Please contact the Recruitment Team if you have any queries relating to this vacancy by emailing Recruit@pembrokeshire.gov.uk .
  • Local Government Employees on National Joint Council (NJC) terms are subject to national pay bargaining; all salaries currently stated in our adverts are as 01/04/2023.
  • Please note, we have a legal obligation to consider employees for suitable alternative employment if their posts are at risk; therefore prior consideration will be given to existing employees who meet the person specification and are registered on our redeployment pool.

Welsh language skills are not needed. Applications may be submitted in Welsh and will not be treated less favourably than applications submitted in English.