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Learning Support Assistant

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Job description

We are seeking to appoint two well organised, skilled and professional people to support students within the School. If you are passionate about young people, enjoy variety in your role and thrive on working in a busy environment this is a great opportunity for you. The successful candidate should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, relate well to young people and possess Maths and English GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent).

Working as part of a team is a crucial aspect of the role within many different departments, so you must have a flexible attitude to react to different situations throughout the school day and the ability to use your own initiative within the learning environment.

Main Duties:

The general duties attached to this post are as follows:

  • Help students focus his/her attention and keep on task
  • Help students develop positive relationships with other children and adults
  • Develop knowledge and awareness of individual pupils, so that their needs can be met to the highest possible standard. Remain vigilant, sensitive and responsive at all times so that pupils gain confidence, and progress and problems can be observed, reported and acted upon
  • To be ready to listen to a student and offer appropriate support when necessary
  • Liaise with, assist and support teachers in the delivery of lessons, including at times the preparation and maintenance of resources
  • Deliver small group intervention as per the guidance of the SENCO / teacher, including at time the preparation and maintenance of resources
  • Assist in the creation, maintenance and development of an excellent learning environment in the classroom and the school
  • Contribute towards recording pupil progress, and towards reports. Attend meetings about pupil progress on an 'as need basis'
  • Contribute to discussion about implementation of Pupil Profiles for a wide range of pupils
  • Develop and promote pupils independence, social and communication skills, equal opportunities and racial equality including support for pupils in the community
  • Support any individual pupil taking part in an integration programme in a mainstream school, following plans agreed between teachers and parents, and under the direction of teachers the school
  • Support individual pupils who may have challenging behaviour to ensure their access to the curriculum
  • Work with multidisciplinary teams including therapists, psychologists, visiting professionals, transport staff and parents when needed. Implementing agreed support work as appropriate.
  • To assist with any administrative tasks/work as assigned by the Head of SEN
  • To provide lunch time supervision, as directed, as part of a rota
  • Successful candidate will be expected to undertake training in areas that support the needs of identified students.
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