Learning Support Assistant Level 2

ERYC Grade 4 £19,312 pro rata
Goole and Howdenshire
Employment type
Part Time
Closing date
Job closes on 1 November
Job reference
Job reference: RSSS002780
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The job itself

Job Term: Permanent

Appointment Type: Part time

Days of work: Monday to Friday term time only

Hours: 32.50 hours per week (6.50 hours per day - includes two unpaid 15 minutes breaks and one half hour lunch break unpaid)

Riverside Special School

Ainsty Street


DN14 5JS

Telephone:  01405 763925   

Email:  riverside.special@eastriding.gov.uk


Believe • Achieve • Succeed

Riverside School is an over-subscribed community day special school, which caters for children aged 2 – 19 years. In September the school moved into a new two storey extension alongside the refurbishment of the original building including the addition of two new classrooms. This gives the school the capacity to increase the age range of the school in line with the East Riding’s Common Offer in special schools. The school’s designation has also changed to be more embracing of all special educational needs. In addition to this building work, the school is developing a range of outdoor facilities to further enhance pupils' learning. 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, judged in June 2018 by Ofsted to be a ‘good’ school with outstanding features.

More information about our school and our children is available on the school website. Please contact us to discuss the possibility of a visit. This may need to be “out of hours” as the current Covid-19 pandemic means the school is closed to external visitors when children are on site.

The successful candidate will provide support for teachers and pupils learning in all aspects of their school life. You will be providing class, small group work and one to one support to encourage and develop skills so children can achieve full participation in class activities. You will be working 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.

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 have achieved a recognised teaching assistant qualification at Level 2 or equivalent. 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, including a willingness to undertake CALM training (Child Restraint for children with SEN) and attend First Aid & Hydrotherapy Pool support courses. 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.

We can offer:

  • A friendly and caring work environment
  • Excellent facilities within a modern building
  • The opportunity to join an expanding school and be supported by a class teacher as mentor
  • A commitment to a wide range of professional development

Visits to the school are actively encouraged once social distancing rules are lifted. More information about our school and our children is available on the school website.

The closing date for applications is 9am Monday 2nd November 2020 to be received at the school. Please note that online applications close at Midnight Sunday 1st November 2020.


Interview date: TBC


To apply for this vacancy you can apply online or contact Mr A Fuller, School Business Manager at the school office. Contact details can be found at the top of the page.


Please note 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.


Please find a link below to download the job outline and employee specification:

Job Outline and Employee specification (PDF file, download size 117.31 kb)

Please click on the Information for Applicants link to read important information for applicants.