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SEND LSA's Needed - Croydon

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Are you an experienced SEND learning assistant? Or, are you a strong learning assistant in the maintained sector who has a passion for working with SEND pupils? Are you seeking a new challenge?

Teaching Personnel currently requires talented and passionate learning assistants for a range of different opportunities within SEND schools around Croydon. As these roles will entail working with pupils with PMLD and SMLD, including autism and challenging behaviours, previous or existing experience working in SEND schools is ideal but not essential. Teaching Personnel will consider strong candidates from the maintained sector who can demonstrate a passion for working with SEND pupils, as well as a willingness to undertake CPD to further your knowledge and understanding of optimal practices in SEND settings.

Ideally, you will;

* Be able to commit to a full-time role, 5 days a week
* Have previous experience working with children, or young adults, with
different educational needs
* Confidence dealing with pupils with a range of different abilities
* A good knowledge of the national curriculum or confident in supporting small
groups with particular subject/s (e.g. numeracy, literacy booster groups)
* Cable of dealing with challenging behaviour, promoting focus, classroom
management and on-going 1:1 support where necessary
* Good interpersonal and communicational skills
* General knowledge/understanding of ASD, and the approaches required to
facilitate complete access to the curriculum for these pupils

As a learning support assistant, you will: support and facilitate pupil's academic, social and personal development as well as encouraging pupils to develop their social skills. This will include working with pupils within small groups AND/OR on an individual basis as well as supporting, and collaborating with, the class teacher to facilitate pupils complete access to the curriculum.

Teaching Personnel offers all Learning Support Assistants:

* Excellent rates of pay
* Professional support from our team of experienced consultants
* A wide variety of different positions, both day to day and long term
* Continued support through all placements
* CPD courses

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.

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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