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Behaviour Support Assistant/Learning Support Assistant

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Behaviour Support Assistant/Learning Support Assistant

The challenging and varied role of a Teaching Assistant is ideal for anyone hoping to make a positive impact on the lives of children and young adults.

As a Learning Support Assistant, you'll offer practical help and emotional support to children experiencing short or long-term difficulties. The focus of your role is to provide support to students, empowering them to address various challenges, reducing problems and risks and helping to make sure that children are safe. You might help children with a range of social and personal issues or specialise in a particular area such as Autism, ADHD or Social, Emotional and Mental Health.

As a Learning Support Assistant, you'll typically need to:

  • Follow instructions from Teachers in order to support effectively in the class room
  • Adhere to professional practice standards and legislation, including confidentiality, safeguarding, equality, diversity and inclusion policies
  • Ensure you're up-to-date on your knowledge of local service provision for appropriate signposting and referrals
  • Support students on 1:1, adapting your approach on a case by case basis in order to engage students effectively
  • Help children with learning and development
  • Coach, mentor and motivate children to understand the benefits of relevant activities
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date administration and caseload records, including reports of all interactions

Minimum Requirements:

  • Any relevant SEN/Autism experience or qualifications is desired, however not essential so please still apply.
  • A passion and enthusiasm to see pupils achieve their best potential.
  • Dedication to the needs of all your pupils, working with other staff members to offer emotional and academic support.
  • A Child Only DBS on the Update Service, or one done through Teaching Personnel.
  • interpersonal skills and confidence
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Enjoys a challenge

If you are excited about the prospect of using your skills to make a real difference to the children who need it most but are unsure of how to take the next step, we are here to help. If you have any questions or would like any information please feel free to call me for a confidential chat, we are available out of school hours.

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