Learning Support Assistant with Physiotherapy responsibilities - Portchester Community School

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Job type

Term Time, Permanent


£16,385 - £17,257 Per Annum

Closing date

6 October 2021

Learning Support Assistant with Physiotherapy responsibilities

36.5 hours per week
Term-time only plus one week (40 weeks)
Grade C. Full time Equivalent Salary: £18,933 to £19,941 p.a.
Actual Salary: £16,385 to £17,257 p .a
Start Date: June 2021 (negotiable)

 We seek an enthusiastic and motivated individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to join our highly respected Learning Support Department.

The primary focus of this Learning Support Assistant role is specific responsibility for the day-to-day coordination of the physiotherapy room, working with the students with physical disabilities and maintaining records, thus supporting students to access the curriculum and participate in both the academic and social aspects of the school.

The role also incorporates supervisory responsibility, including performance management.

Experience of physiotherapy or physical therapy would be an advantage but is not essential, as training will be provided.

GCSE Grade C (or equivalent) in English and mathematics is essential.

The successful candidate must be capable of maintaining the highest professional standards and place the child at the centre of everything they do.   If this describes you then we are interested in hearing from you.

We are a growing 11 – 16 comprehensive school, the first in the UK to achieve the Unicef Rights Respecting School Level 2 status and the base for one of the largest resourced provision for Physically Disabled students in Hampshire.  Graded ‘good’ across all standards by Ofsted, we pride ourselves in being highly inclusive and student focused.  We are very proud of our pupils and their achievements.

Visits to the school are welcome and encouraged.  If you would like to have an informal discussion or have any questions about the school or the role, please email our Deputy Headteacher, Mr Cousins,  n.cousins@portchester.hants.sch.uk, or Mrs K Howell, SENCo, k.howell@portchester.hants.sch.uk

An Application Pack can be downloaded from our website at www.portchester.hants.sch.uk

under the ‘About Us’ menu, or email: recruitment@portchester.hants.sch.uk

Please email your completed application to recruitment@portchester.hants.sch.uk or send to Portchester Community School, White Hart Lane, Portchester, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 9BD, marked for the attention of Mrs Y Boxall, Personnel Services Leader.  Please return the equalities monitoring form in line with the details shown on the form.

Applications will be considered on receipt and suitable candidates invited for interview.  We reserve the right to withdraw the advertisement early if the vacancy is filled before the closing date.

Closing Date:  Noon on Wednesday 6 October 2021.

Portchester Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 because it is a post which involves working directly with children or young people.  Applicants shortlisted for interview are therefore required to declare whether they have any criminal convictions (or cautions or bind-overs) including those which are ‘spent’.  The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) provide that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and are not subject to disclosure.  Please refer to the Disclosure and Barring service website for further information on the filtering of these cautions and convictions.

Portchester  Community School, White Hart Lane, Portchester, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 9BD.