Learning Support Assistant

Employer
Teachright
Location
Staines, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
22 Sep 2020

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Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
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Teachright are recruiting for Learning Support Assistants (Also known as SEN Teaching Assistant) for our client special needs school in Heathrow, West London.

This small specialist provision works to improve the employability of disadvantaged 16 - 25 year olds through practical training in Horticulture and Catering.
For this position you will require a driving license as public transport routes do not go past this school.

As a learning support assistant, you will typically need to:

Follow instructions from Teachers in order to support effectively in the classroom
Adhere to professional practice standards and legislation, including confidentiality, safeguarding, equality, diversity and inclusion policies
Support students on 1:1, adapting your approach on a case by case basis in order to engage students effectively
Help children with learning and development
Some positions may include personnel care

Qualities and experience we look for:

Prior experience working with children or vulnerable adults - perhaps you have worked in schools or a care background before?
Qualifications relating to education or medical/care. This could be a manual handling certificate through to a degree in counselling. If you think it could be relevant, we are interested in speaking to you!
Had experience with family members who have special education needs or needed special medical support.
A passion for education and want the opportunity to make a real difference to a child's life.

Pay & Working Hours

Sessional or relief teaching assistants are typically paid between £9.50 and £11.50 per hour. Income figures are intended as a guide only.

Full-time Teaching Assistants usually work between 32 & 35 hours per week. Starting the school day at 8.30am and finishing at 3.30pm with a 30 minute lunch break.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position, but it may become permanent at a later date upon school discretion.

Teachright 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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