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Learning Support Assistant - High Wycombe

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Learning Support Assistant - High Wycombe

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

Teaching Personnel are currently recruiting for Learning Support Assistants (LSA) in the High Wycombe area, we work with a number of Special Educational Needs schools that are all looking for people who want to work with children who need it the most!

As a Teaching 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.

Job titles vary and you may also be known as a:

  • Learning Support Assistant
  • Classroom Support
  • TA
  • Support worker
  • Learning Mentor
  • Behaviour Support
  • SEN Support

Your role will vary depending on the needs of the child you're helping, but you may also have a specialist area, depending on your school's focus.

The challenges faced by your students could relate to:

  • Challenging behaviour
  • Social interaction
  • Education and learning
  • Language/Communication barriers
  • Mental health issues
  • Physical disabilities
  • Learning difficulties.

Employers will also usually expect experience and knowledge of safeguarding practices and procedures. We offer a free course in safeguarding awareness to support your application. Experience in one of the below is beneficial but not an essential:

  • Childcare
  • Community work
  • Education
  • Health & social care
  • Youth work

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 on Teaching in an SEN setting please feel free to call me for a confidential chat, we are available out of school hours.

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