Happy, Helpful, Hard-working
To start – as soon as possible
We are a popular, mainstream community school, which is part of Rainham Mark Education Trust. The school had a good Ofsted Inspection in November 2019, and was recognised as being Outstanding in the areas of Behaviour and Attitudes and Personal Development. The key values held by our school community add to the success and inclusive nature of the school. These values are Enjoy, Achieve, Teamwork, Respect, Communicate, Independence and Resilience. The school has two integrated special provisions for a small number of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder or Visual Impairment, who are taught in the mainstream classes with appropriate support.
The Governing Body of Riverside Primary School are looking to appoint an experienced Learning and Teaching Assistant to work 1:1 with a child with specific and challenging behavioural and learning needs under the direction of the class teacher and Inclusion Manager.
The successful candidate will have NVQ Level 2 or 3 teaching assistant qualification or equivalent. Experience of working with challenging behaviour and a good knowledge and understanding of ASD behavioural needs, and Speech and Language needs is essential.
He or she will have a sense of humour, a positive attitude and enjoy working as a proactive member of a team of teachers and assistants who put children at the centre of everything they do. A desire to help children overcome barriers to learning is essential.
This school is committed to recruiting with care and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A DBS Check at the appropriate level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
A visit prior to application is highly recommended – please telephone 01634 338700 to make an appointment. An application form and supporting documentation are located on our website; www.riverside.medway.sch.uk
We reserve the right to close the application process early if enough applications have been received.
Previous applicants need not apply.