Learning Support Assistant

REESON Education
South East England
09 Nov 2017
15 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Learning Support Assistant Barnet Primary SEN School Specialist SEN School for Autism (ASD) Daily Supply Cover and Long Term Roles- Full time Start ASAP Small Classes (6-8) Regular Work Guaranteed Learning Support Assistant - About the candidate: I am seeking to appoint an outstanding SEN Learning Support Assistant for daily supply work and long term placements at an outstanding primary SEN school in Barnet North London. You will work with students who have complex learning difficulties, all of whom are diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum. These children are working at significantly lower levels than their peers and need support in accessing and understanding the outside world, basic personal tasks and developing their communication skills. The students need to be encouraged through a sensory curriculum to interact with the outside world and as an LSA you will need to set clear boundaries, provide lots of positive reinforcement, be patience and understanding. Personal care is a significant and none negotiable aspect of the work in school as students will need support with feeding, toileting, changing etc. - If this is not for you please don't apply! The work can be challenging as pupils do struggle to express themselves and this can result in frustrations - students can lash out from time to time and some students pinch or scratch when agitated. Learning Support Assistant - Additional Benefits: Great pay rates Free Specialist Accredited Training Friendly Management Team Excellent Transport Links Learning Support Assistant - Skills and experience: Recent UK TA experience PECS and Makaton experience helpful but not essential Experience supporting learners with autism and complex learning difficulties Team Teach Training beneficial but not a necessity