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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 25 

Salary:£18,933 - Pro-Rata 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Oakfield Short Stay Primary School, Forest Street, Leicestershire, Loughborough, LE12 9DB 


Closing date:21 January 2022 at midnight 

• To promote inclusion
• To provide support for the pupils in the classroom and  ensuring that the pupil is fully included in learning
• To support the pupil across the curriculum, under the direction of the class-teacher and SENCO
• To prepare resources for teaching as directed by the class teacher.
• To support the pupils in the playground, being mindful of their health and safety in relation to their Special Educational Needs and encouraging safe interactive play.
• Provide positive reinforcements, praise and rewards.
• To ready pupils for reintegration back in mainstream school.
• To escort pupils in the minibuses to and from school, with due regard for their safety and secure travel at all times in accordance with the relevant policies, procedures and good practice whilst maintaining compliance with all relevant legislation.
• GCSE Grade C or above or equivalent in Mathematics and English Language
• Experience as in a primary school
• Working with the general public within a service provision environment.
• Keeping written records / documentation in a neat and tidy manner.
• Working with vulnerable groups.
• The provision of education for excluded and vulnerable pupils
• SEND legislation and county SEND policy and  procedures
• Ability to apply up to date legislation and practice in supporting inclusion for young people with social, emotional and mental health needs.
• Effective written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to motivate  pupils.
• Ability to work collaboratively with senior management, other staff, other agencies, and gain their confidence.
• Ability to support and work in partnership with parents and carers.
• Ability to work as an effective member of different teams within the school.
• Effective IT skills and the ability to use IT to develop service delivery and monitoring.
• Good time management and organisational skills.
• Ability to work with a large degree of autonomy within agreed boundaries.
• Able to communicate verbally with people with varying capabilities.
• Ability, with training, to undertake a series of moving and handling operations associated with the transport of people and static loads
• Sufficiently numerate in order to carry out calculations relating to time recording.
• Ability to follow set programmes & instructions.
• Customer care and quality services
• Passenger transport services
• General good health must be maintained in order to undertake contracted duties
• Ability to travel to service points within Leicestershire County Council in a cost efficient way.
• Possession of a valid driving licence and access to a vehicle.  However a reasonable adjustment will be considered for an applicant with a disability.
• An understanding of, and commitment to, Equal Opportunities, and the ability to apply this to strategic work and day-to-day situations.
Interviews for this post are due to take place on the 31st January 2022

The post holder will be required to work at the Shepshed site afternoons from 12pm until 5pm.

This post is the subject of a DBS enhanced check for a regulated activity.
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
For informal enquires please contact Justine Roberts, Tel: 0116 3051251 Email: 
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce. We are on a journey to be an inclusive department where a culture to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded and discrimination challenged at every level together as a department.  We warmly welcome those from all cultures, ethnicities and beliefs - this diversity is vital to our journey and is fundamental to our values and enriches the services we offer our children and families.
For further information about working for Leicestershire County Council, please click here.
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