Learning Support Assistant Required in Ashford

GSL Education
Ashford, UK
17 Aug 2019
30 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
GSL Education is currently seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Learning Support Assitant (LSA) to undertake a position at one of our established schools in Ashford, Kent. The post commences in September 2019 initially on a long-term basis with the possibility for permanency to the right candidate.

The ideal person will support students that have a Statement of Special Educational Needs or who have been identified as having a specific need to achieve their potential within a mainstream school by assisting them in accessing a broad and balanced curriculum.

The successful candidate will:
  • Work as part of an interdisciplinary team under the immediate direction of a class teacher to whom you are responsible.
  • Be able to help with some pupils in personal care.
  • Accompany teachers on educational journeys or on other off-site activities such as trips to places of interest, taking pupils to football, swimming or horse riding.
  • Support visiting therapists in carrying out specific programmes as directed by the class teacher.
  • Maintain and care for the resources used in the classroom. To help in the preparation and tidying of the classroom throughout the day.
  • Undertake the supervision of pupils in the temporary and short-term absence of teaching staff.
  • Be responsible directly to the Principal or Head of Education for the safety and well-being of pupils when left alone with them.

To be considered for the role of the Learning Support Assistant, you will:
  • Have CPD training or expertise in the field of Makaton.
  • Demonstrate experience working with students with Autism or SEN students.
  • Have an understanding of how to support the inclusion and progress of pupil with emotional and behavioural needs.
  • Have strong communication and behaviour management skills, as well as possessing the ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Have the desire and motivation to meet the challenge of working with children with SEN.

GSL Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our advertised teaching roles relate to real vacancies that exist at our client Schools.

For more information on the role, school and how to apply, please contact Jackie.

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