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Learning Support Assistant

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A children's residential care and education provider for autism, currently require a dedicated Learning Support Assistant/Teaching Assistant to join their team. The school is based in Barton upon Humber, and is within easy reach of Barton, Scunthorpe, Grimsby, Doncaster and Hull.

The school is a specialist service providing integrated residential care and education for children and young people aged 8 - 19 whose predominant need is associated with Autism, but who may also have additional complex needs and behaviours which challenge. They offer a person-centred approach to care and education, which is designed to help children and young people express their needs and wants and for them to become more independent. Based in Barton-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire, the school is within easy reach of Scunthorpe, Grimsby, Doncaster and Hull.

Working in small class sizes, they deploy a wide range of teaching and learning strategies to engage and support the overall progress of our learners. As a Learning Support Assistant, you will have a passion for working with young people to help them achieve their full potential; you should also be confident in supporting challenging behaviour.

In brief, your day to day duties as a Learning Support Assistant would involve:

  • Supporting the morning routine in the on-site Children's Home
  • Working with the class teacher, assisting the children with their work and supporting appropriate pupil behaviour
  • Establishing good relationships with pupils; acting as a role model and responding to individual needs
  • Encouraging pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
  • Preparing materials and resources to facilitate effective teaching and learning sessions
  • Taking part in meetings, contributing to report-writing, Individual Behaviour Plans and other administrative tasks as necessary
  • Supporting children and young people with personal care tasks as appropriate

Key Skills Required:

  • Experience of working with children and/or adults who have an Autistic Spectrum Disorder and/or challenging behaviour
  • Ideally, experience of working within an education/residential setting
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • The resilience to work successfully in an environment that can be both physically and emotionally challenging
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to use ICT
  • A willingness to take part in relevant training and development opportunities

Please get in touch urgently to apply.

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All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

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