Male Learning Assistant with 1-1 Support & Care

Qualified School
08 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
St Helen’s WA9

Male Learning & Support Assistant / 1-1 Support & Care with £2,500 training package

Salary - £4.20 - £7.50 p/h (National Living Wage for Apprenticeships)

Hours – (25 p/w) Monday to Friday 8.30 am – 3 pm

Do you have a passion for supporting teaching and learning and are looking for a long term career with development opportunities? Do you have experience within Special Educational Needs? Could you help a Student with 1-1 support within the classroom and with basic elements of personal care throughout the school day? We are looking for a Learning Assistant for a mainstream secondary school in the St Helen’s WA9 area that not only offers a fantastic career pathway, but also excellent salary and benefits. You will be working for a school that offers fantastic support and leadership from the Teaching Faculty, as well as completing the Level 3 Supporting Teaching & Learning Apprenticeship as part of the role.

As a Learning Assistant you should have 5 GCSE’s at grade C or above (including English, Maths and Science) have understanding and experience of the national curriculum and other learning programmes, and have previous experience of supporting teaching and learning within a classroom.

The role will be supporting a male student on a 1 -1 basis within the classroom across a range of subject areas, and this will include assisting with learning, assisting with mobility around the school, some personal care including assisting the Student to access the toilet, supporting with lunches and ensuring the Student is clean after meal times.

The role requires a male Support / Learning Assistant (the post is exempt under Schedule 9 paragraph 1 off the Equality Act 2010.)

You will be required to undertake an advanced Disclosure Barring Service check prior to starting in the role – the cost of which will be met by the employer.

The candidate –

* Demonstrate understanding of the National Curriculum and other basic learning programmes
* Awareness and full understanding of safeguarding
* Awareness and understanding of issues of inclusion within a school setting
* Training and understanding of Special Educational Needs strategies
* Ability to work effectively within a team environment
* Understanding of classroom roles and responsibilities
* Ability to build effective relationships with all pupils and colleagues
* Ability to work with children at all levels regardless of specific individual need, e.g. individual learning styles
* Ability to undertake structured and agreed learning activities

The role –

* Establish good working relationships with students, acting as a role model
* Provide specific support to students dependent upon their individual needs, ensuring their safety whilst supporting access to learning activities, under the direction of the Teacher / Senior Learning Staff
* Promote inclusion and acceptance of all students
* Promote self-esteem and independence
* Provide feedback to students in relation to progress and achievement under the guidance and direction of the teacher
* Provide clerical support to the Teacher
* Assist with the display of Learner work
* Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment in accordance with lesson plans
* Utilise strategies to support students in achieving learning goals
* Report student achievement, progress and issues as appropriate in agreed format
* Undertake structured and agreed learning activities / learning programmes, taking into consideration Learner learning styles, including small group work
* Support the use of ICT in learning activities
* Comply with school policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, and security
* Contribute to the school ethos, aims and development / improvement plan
* Participate in training and other learning activities as required

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