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Learning Support Assistant

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Learning Support Assistant

Can you inspire our students and provide them with the support they require? Do you have a passion for working with students with SEN? If so, we have a great opportunity for someone to join our client secondary school, located in Bolton in the role of a Learning Support Assistant.

Learning Support Assistant;

  • Learning Support Assistant required on a full-time basis
  • Competitive earning of up to £1250 per month
  • Previous experience preferred but is by no means essential
  • September 2019 start date

Our partner school have recently opened the doors to their next group of year 7 students and after assessing the needs of individuals joining the school in September 2019 it has been decided by the schools SENCO that they would like to bolster their current support department.

As a Learning Support Assistant the primary purpose of you role will be to work with pupils who have learning difficulties usually with a statement of Special Educational Needs. This role will suit both experienced LSAs who are looking to secure their next role, and also be suitable for graduates looking to gain first-hand experience with a view to commencing a Teacher Training course in the future.

Successful candidates will work 1:1 with selected pupils and also support small groups both in main stream classes and inclusion workspace and will help to prepare specialist material for them. You will have to opportunity to be part of a team that is truly changing lives and positively transforming the local community.

If you are a graduate and considering a career in teaching, a Learning Support Assistant position could be the ideal way to gain classroom experience and decide if education is right for you.

Main duties include

  • To support pupil(s) learning needs. This may involve using a wide range of strategies and methods, according to difficulty, including personal care.
  • To encourage positive friendship patterns for all pupils in class and particularly the supported pupil.
  • To motivate and support pupil(s) to remain on task and complete work in a focused way.
  • To take part in school activities and events as required, accompanying and supporting children on outings from school as necessary.
  • To have regular, positive contact with the parents/carers of the supported child and feedback orally to the appropriate staff.

The successful applicant will be joining a large secondary school (1300 students) that is located in the Bolton LEA. Located in Farnworth (Bordering Kearsley, Swinton and Prestwich) you will have access to an abundance of public transport links, and will be located just minutes away from the M61 Motorway.

For immediate consideration please send an updated CV using the link below or contact the Manchester Secondary Branch for further information;

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