Job Search

Learning Support Assistant Level 3

£18,693 per year (ERYC Grade 5 term time pro rata includes salary supplement)
Term Entry
Type Hours
Part Time (32.5 hours per week)
Monday to Friday
St Annes School, Sixth Form College and Residence, Boothferry Road, Hessle, HU13 9AR
Closing date
Job closes on 4 June*
Interview date
Interviews are To be confirmed
Service area
Service area: Schools
Job reference
Job reference: SASC004921
Apply link

The job itself

How would you like to join an ‘Outstanding’ award winning Special School based in Hessle? We recently moved into our new multi-million pound School and Residence on the Boothferry Road and we are looking for outstanding people to join our exceptional team as Learning Support Assistants across all student age groups: age 3 to 19 years. With our state of the art facilities, you couldn’t have picked a better time to consider joining us!

Teamwork is key at St Anne’s. As a school for students with complex medical needs and severe learning difficulties, our Learning Support Assistants provide a vital role in providing a safe and productive learning environment as well as helping students access the range of learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. No two days are the same, and you’ll be asked to work as part of a close- knit team alongside the Class Teacher and other professionals either in 1:1 activities or small groups. Whilst mechanical aids are used where practicably possible, there is an element of manual handling involved in the role as is the requirement to assist with personal care, for example: feeding, changing nappies and pads and toileting.

A warm, caring and patient personality is essential to work at St Anne’s and you must be able to:

  • Show superb communication skills with children, young people, their carers and other agencies
  • Be proactive and show initiative
  • Plan and prioritise under pressure
  • Be a trustworthy role model in and around our school community
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality whilst adhering to safeguarding principles at all times
  • Demonstrate you really care about children, particularly those who find learning and managing their behaviour difficult.

You should have experience of working with children and young people with learning difficulties and challenging behaviour in an educational setting. An NVQ/Diploma Level 3 qualification (or equivalent higher level study) in Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools/Class Assistance or related subject is required. You should also be computer literate have a good standard of education including passes at GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent) and be willing to work towards professional qualifications to further your development and career.

In return we offer you the chance to join an award-winning school and work with inspiring children and families and carers.

If this sounds like the role for you, you must complete an application form. You must provide at least the last 10 years of employment or education history and explain any gaps and you must have a legal right to work in the UK. Appointments will be subject to satisfactory disclosure checks at enhanced level by the Disclosure and Barring Service as well as other background checks including professional references.

Please note that the school is currently consulting on changing the working hours for its Learning Support staff. The outcome could be no change or an increase to a maximum of 35 hours per week term time only. The outcome will be known by the end of June and any changes implemented from 1st September 2023.

Online applications close on 4 June. Applications will be received at the school up until 9am on 5 June.

Want to know more?

Get in touch for more information.

Kirsty Parsons
HR Manager
01482 667379
Description Extra

Additional information

Pay and reward

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.

Internal Candidates

If you already work for the council and have an Employee Self Service (ESS) account, please login to apply online using your ESS username and password.

Schools applications

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.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

At East Riding of Yorkshire Council we value everyone, find out what we are doing for equality, diversity and inclusion.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Read important information for applicants

Discover why the council is a great place to work