Learning Support Assistant with British Sign Language

Recruiter
TRADEWIND RECRUITMENT
Location
Skeeby
Posted
16 May 2018
Closes
19 Jun 2018
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you a skilled learning support assistant with the BSL qualification looking for a fantastic opportunity in South West London?

We are looking to recruit Learning Support Assistants that are confident and capable in using British Sign Language. An inspiring specialist school in Kingston are looking to expand their team and need long term commitment from someone who can start immediately until the end of the academic year to assist with BSL.

This is primary school setting for children with severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties, some of who also have an additional diagnosis of autism. They cater for children aged 3-11 years old.

They aim to provide an environment where the individual child's potential communication skills can flourish and develop - please note *all* the pupils on site have language and communication difficulties and as such they use many other forms of communication other than speech (from switches, voice output communication aids, BSL, symbols and cues).

The successful applicant will;
*Be confident using BSL
*Have an understanding of touch cues, sensory cues, Makaton signs, PECS symbols
*Have an awareness of how to predict and prevent challenging behaviour (exercised through frustration rather than aggression)
*Be Team-Teach trained (if not already certified Tradewind can provide appropriate training to the successful applicant)

The role will include everyday classroom support, as well as helping the children within the class access one, or perhaps even a combination, of therapies;
*Speech and Language Therapy
*Physiotherapy
*Occupational Therapy

There will also the expectation to interact and liaise with parents/carers in order to feedback progress.

This inspirational setting is most easily accessed via car, however there are train links and bus connections that also bring you to site.

The Tradewind difference

By registering with Tradewind, we can offer you:

*We attract top education talent and in return offer top rates of pay
*We care about your training and development more than any other agency - which is why we can offer you more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, 25 to be exact! That's 18 more than our next nearest competitor
*Great referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn up to *£100
*Full interview preparation and assistance - so you're fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success
*Help with lesson planning - our support doesn't stop once we've secured you a placement
*Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability
*Free social and networking events to get to know your peers and consultants

By registering with Tradewind, we can offer you:

*We attract top education talent and in return offer top rates of pay
*We care about your training and development more than any other agency - which is why we can offer you more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, 25 to be exact! That's 18 more than our next nearest competitor
*Great referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn up to *£100
*Full interview preparation and assistance - so you're fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success
*Help with lesson planning - our support doesn't stop once we've secured you a placement
*Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability
*Free social and networking events to get to know your peers and consultants

To join us and be successful in this role you will need to:
*This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional reference checks
* Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and any employment breaks must be explained
* You must have the legal right to work in the UK

If this opportunity sounds like something you would like to be a part of, then be proactive and contact Sasha Green now on option 3 or email

Tradewind Recruitment is a Sunday Times Top 100 employer - stopping at nothing to ensure our candidates, clients and employees come first. At Tradewind you will have access to 25 fully certified CPD courses, that's 18 more than our next nearest competitor, all focused on making you the best you can be. We have the very best people available to take your call and look after you every step of the way. We pride ourselves on exceptional service and take the time to really get to know you. Put simply; we listen, we learn, we deliver. Why? Because our people matter most.
We specialise in matching Teachers and Support Staff to their dream job, and help Primary, Secondary and SEN schools recruit for a wide range of roles across our 11 offices in the UK, including: London, the West Midlands, the North West, East Anglia, the North East, the South West, Yorkshire, the Midlands, Herts and Bucks.
Awarded REC Audited Education gold standard - Tradewind Recruitment are committed to Safeguarding and are also a proud Equal Opportunities Employer.

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