SUPPORT ASSISTANT, HIGHER LEVEL (HLTA)
£28,371 - £31,099 Pro Rata (Actual is £23,787 - £26,075)
37 hours per week, term time only
You will be employed by the Gosforth Group and may need to work across all locations within the Multi Academy Trust as required.
Jesmond Park Academy is a large, thriving and fully subscribed comprehensive school, which is rapidly making progress towards our vision of being outstanding. As a member of the Gosforth Group we are working in partnership to lay the foundations for what promises to be an exciting and rapid period of change and development in the school’s history. Our academy offers a positive working experience, with an enthusiastic staff firmly focused on us becoming a leading academy in the city. If you want to be part of realising our vision, play your part in helping us to build on our already significant progress and development, and have a genuine desire to do the best for our students, then come and join us on our journey to being outstanding.
We are seeking to appoint experienced and energetic HLTA’s to take a leading role in supporting students with phonics, ASD, Dyslexia or EAL interventions. A thorough understanding of teaching literacy skills and how a student acquires an additional language is essential for the phonics, dyslexia and EAL HLTA positions. For the ASD HLTA position, skills in therapeutic support, CBT and zones of regulation are required.
The role will be varied and interesting, working with a wide range of stakeholders to provide high quality support focused on maximising the outcomes for all students who need support.
At Jesmond Park Academy, 100 students per year group in Key Stage 3 normally receive some form intervention. Furthermore, the school has a SEND cohort of 250 students and an EAL cohort of 600 students, with a small proportion of those students also needing support with their language acquisition.
The people appointed will have an excellent track record of supporting students improve their skills through 1:1 sessions and small group interventions. They may have primary or secondary school experience. A high level of literacy and numeracy and excellent ICT skills will be required.
The school is strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and a range of other recruitment checks.
Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 14th November 2022
Interviews will take place on Thursday 17th November 2022