Riverside School is an over-subscribed community day special school, which caters for children aged 2 – 19 years. In 2020, the school was transformed by a large-scale refurbishment and extension project. Our expanded capacity now includes a designated EYFS provision and Sixth Form department, in line with the East Riding’s Common Offer for special schools. The school’s designation has also changed to accommodate individuals with SLD and complex needs, though many of our older students present as MLD. In addition to this building work, the school has developed a range of outdoor facilities to enhance pupils learning further, including animal care, horticulture and STEM activities. We now have a fabulous site on which we meet the needs of our children. We aim to keep pupils engaged whilst striving to develop their basic skills (Literacy and Numeracy) as well as social and life skills.
You would be joining a happy and successful school. More information about our school vision is available on the school website. Please contact us to discuss the possibility of a visit as we’d love to show you around our fabulous school.
The successful candidate will support teachers and pupils in all aspects of school life. You will provide whole class, small group and one to one support to encourage and develop skills so children can achieve full participation in learning activities. You will work with a dedicated and dynamic team to help support pupils in accessing teaching and learning and could be working in any class across our age range.
To start on the 1st September 2023 when all safeguarding recruitment checks are complete, we are seeking a friendly and caring person who is able to establish positive working relationships with children and adults. You will have a good standard of general education including Maths and English and will be able to achieve a recognised teaching assistant qualification at Level 3 via an apprenticeship programme. An interest in or experience with children with autism would be advantageous. You will be willing to undertake further training to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of how to work most effectively with pupils who have a diverse range of needs These include a willingness to undertake CALM training (Child Restraint for children with SEN) and attend First Aid, Safer Assistance (Moving and Handling), Hydrotherapy Pool support courses & MIDAS/Minibus training, if appropriate. We expect all staff to share the school’s commitment of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. You will need a good level of personal fitness and be in good health to engage with our students.
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Visits to the school are actively encouraged. More information about our school and our children is available on the school website.
The Council is undertaking a review of pay and reward as part of its ambitions to attract and retain employees by having effective pay and development structures in place to support modern ways of working and to support the provision of Council services which meet local priorities. Please note that the future terms and conditions of this post may change following the outcome of this review.
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If you wish to apply for this role on a secondment basis please ensure you have sought approval from your line manager prior to submitting your application.
This school does not have the resources to send individual notifications to all applicants who are not shortlisted so if you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have been unsuccessful.
If selected for interview, an online search will be conducted for candidates. This is in line with KCSiE 2022.
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS clearance check. The school is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. All members of staff are expected to share this commitment.
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