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Behavioural Learning Support Assistant, Wirral

Job description

  • Do you have any experience in any of the following backgrounds: care services, prisons, youth worker, sports coaching or psychology?
  • Have you got any experience working with secondary aged pupils with SEMH difficulties (EBD) or challenging behaviour.
  • Would you be able to manage violent behaviours and abusive language?
  • Are you looking to work in an education setting and believe you could positively influence the lives of pupils in school who have came from vulnerable background?

Learning Support Assistant Role

Teaching Personnel are looking to recruit SEN Learning Support Assistants to work within a pupil referral unit in Wirral. This is due to increased number of pupils being referred to the unit from mainstream schools and therefore increased class sizes. We are looking for people that are flexible and can work on a day to day basis for this school.

The rate of pay for this school is £8.41 per hour.

Learning Support Assistant - The School

Nearly all students attending our client school are permanently excluded from their mainstream schools, or are at risk of being permanently excluded. Students can be admitted at any time meaning numbers at the school fluctuate considerably. There are often aound 5-8 students per class.

The pupils all have SEMH difficulties and the majority of pupils are very challenging. There is a high percentage of EAL in this school and some pupils have additional needs such as MLD.

Learning Support Assistant - Responsibilities

*To encourage pupils to join in with all activities and to take a full and active part in school life.

*To prepare, modify and adapt resources and learning materials for the pupil as agreed with the class teacher and other professionals.

*To assist in resolving any behavioural, social and emotional difficulties which may arise.

*To encourage the pupil to develop a positive self image, and to develop confidence in their abilities and communication with others.

Learning Support Assistant - Requirements

It is not essential to have worked in a school previously however working with secondary aged children in some capacity is preferred. There are no specific qualifications required in terms of Teaching Assistant qualifications but having behaviour management training such as Team-Teach or MAPA is highly desirable.

The type of person who usually gets on well in this type of environment usually comes from one of the following backgrounds: care services, prisons, youth workers, sports coaching and psychology. You need to be very resilient and not effected by foul and abusive language and behaviour.

Contact

If you are available for work on 3 or more days per week between 8.15am-3.15pm, email with an up to date CV or call the office for more info on 0151 244 5430.

For a more immediate response, apply for this excellent opportunity online at: Http://www.teachingpersonnel.com/register/

All candidates applying to jobs through Teaching Personnel must undertake or have undertaken an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS - Full assistance provided (AGY).

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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