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Autism/Challenging behaviour Learning Support Assistant-Newham

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Teaching Personnel is currently working alongside a mainstream primary school, based in East Ham within the London Borough of Newham, to hire 3 enthusiastic and motivated learning support assistants. The role will involve supporting children with a range of complex needs, including challenging behaviour and Autism, on a 1:1 basis. The school believe that children should not be solely reliant on adult support, and so each day you will work with several children, allowing you the opportunity to expand your current skill set by working with a variety of needs on a daily basis.

Situated a 10 minute bus journey from East Ham station (District/Hammersmith & City tube lines), the school has a specialist SEN provision which supports the individual social and educational needs of their key children. The provision offers a differentiated curriculum, along with reasonable adjustments to the environment and equipment for pupils with physical disabilities. All children within the provision have access to high levels of support from specialist teachers and a speech therapist. Pupils within the provision are typically grouped according to their age, however sometimes small ability groups are formed for set activities. At this school, each classroom has an independent working area, a cosy corner and direct links to an outside space. Additionally, there is a sensory room with a teaching space for small group sessions.

The school is seeking individuals who can set clear and firm boundaries to minimise behavioural barriers to learning, whilst also being able to differentiate work to suit the child's individual needs. You will work closely with the Assistant Head for Inclusion and specialist teacher, to update them on the children's progress.

The successful Learning Support Assistant will:

  • Have at least 1 year of experience supporting children/adults with challenging behaviour and/or Autism
  • Be highly motivated, enthusiastic and be willing to learn and develop new skills
  • Be keen to work as part of a team
  • Be committed to promote the inclusion of all pupils, ensuring equal opportunities to learn and develop.
  • Be Team Teach trained (preferred by not required)

This is a great opportunity for anyone who has a Criminology/Psychology degree, youth support or social work background, who is seeking to gain experience within a primary school.

If this sounds like the ideal role for you, please apply with a copy of your most recent and up-to-date CV.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualification and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. For Support staff our minimum requirement is GCSE English & Maths (A-C) or equivalent.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.



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