Learning Support Assistant

Learning Support Assistant

Closing Date: 17.06.2022

Dorset House School


Learning Support Assistant – EYFS 1 to 1 Support


Dorset House School is a small, thriving prep school for boys and girls aged 4-13, located in a beautiful, rural location in West Sussex. We pride ourselves on providing children with a real childhood and for being a haven for learning, adventure and discovery. We are innovative, forward-thinking and ambitious for our pupils. Our over-arching principle is to “Be the best you can be”.


For more information about the school, please visit our website – www.dorsethouseschool.com


We are seeking a professional, enthusiastic and reliable team member to provide 1 to 1 support for a five-year old child who has been identified as being on the autistic spectrum. The successful candidate will enable the child to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and on his own. It will be essential to work closely with teachers, learning development staff and the child’s parents in following specialist recommendations.


Previous experience of working with autistic children is not necessary, but it is essential that there is a willingness to learn various strategies for which guidance and training will be provided.


If you are able to show initiative and have a committed and flexible approach, with the ability to relate to and engage with children we would be thrilled to hear from you. The successful candidate will be expected to take part in the wider life of the school.


Dorset House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Dates:                          Apply by 17th June 2022, Job start September 2022

Location:                    West Sussex

Hours:                         8.15am to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday, Term time only

Contract Type:           Fixed term

Contract Term:           One year initially, dependent on local authority funding.

Salary:                         Dependent on experience, £12,000 to £18,000 per annum.


We reserve the right to interview and appoint before the closing date; early applications are, therefore, advised.


If you wish to apply for this position or require further information, please contact Jenny Lloyd (jlloyd@dorsethouseschool.com)





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