Job Vacancies

Here are current job vacancies to join our fantastic team at Cross in Hand...

Learning Support Assistant & MDSA

Cross in Hand is a happy and successful Church of England Primary School in Heathfield, East Sussex. We have genuinely lovely children, supportive parents and a great team of staff.

The main responsibility of the post will be to support children with their learning - in whole class, in small groups and on a 1:1 basis. Applicants should be innovative, enthusiastic and flexible with an interest and knowledge of child development and an understanding of child protection procedures. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a sensitive and empathic approach to working with young pupils and be able to proactively support pupils with barriers to learning.

This is a great opportunity for you to join a happy, supportive and successful team in our inclusive and nurturing school. Please call us on 01435 862941 to speak to a member of the leadership team if you would like to know more about the school or this role, or if you would like to arrange a visit. Please also look at our website to get a flavour of our school.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 28th October. Shortlisting will take place on Friday 29th October and interviews will take place during the week beginning 1st November.

The position is being advertised as a fixed term contract for 1 year with a view to making it permanent at the end of the first year.

Please send completed applications to office@cross-in-hand.e-sussex.sch.uk

LSA Job Description.pdf
Application Form - Support Staff.pdf

Individual Needs Assistant

Cross in Hand is a happy and successful Church of England Primary School in Heathfield, East Sussex. We have genuinely lovely children, supportive parents and a great team of staff.

We are looking for an Individual Needs Assistant to support one our children. The working hours for this role are 13:00 - 15.10 Wednesdays and 8:45 - 15:10 Thursday and Friday.

Previous experience of working with children with autism or speech and language needs , and a knowledge of effective strategies for supporting these children in the school environment, would be an advantage.

The successful applicant must have good communication skills and behaviour management skills and work well as part of a flexible team. They will be responsible for supporting an individual child in the classroom environment. They must be enthusiastic, patient and compassionate.

Being an Individual Needs Assistant in our school can include:

  • Working individually with a student who requires additional support

  • Assessing, monitoring and giving feedback to the student, offering encouragement and motivation to succeed

  • Supporting the student both inside and outside of the classroom as well as accompanying them on educational visits

  • Being in class supporting the student to make academic progress

  • Helping to facilitate inclusion and enable them to integrate with their peers

  • Attending meetings with parents, other professionals and a lead member of staff

  • Meeting student’s physical and medical needs while encouraging independence e.g. help student to change for PE lessons, clean and reassure student after accidental soiling of clothes (including changing pull-ups where necessary), overseeing the management of medical devices

  • Being actively involved in the sharing of good practice to ensure the student can access the full curriculum

The closing date for applications is Thursday 21st October. Interviews will be held during the week commencing 1st November.

The position is being advertised as a fixed term contract for 1 year with a view to making it permanent at the end of the first year.

Individual Needs Assistant 2.pdf
Application Form - Support Staff.pdf