Science Learning Support Assistant
Job Start: September
Salary: Up to £450 per week
Are you a recent Science Graduate looking for your first job? Learning Support Assistants work with children who need additional support. This includes children with physical disabilities, learning, emotional, behavioural or communication difficulties, conditions such as autism, dyspraxia, dyslexia and ADHD, sensory impairments (for example, visual impairment), sensory processing disorder, and mental health issues. SEN Teaching Assistants may also work with gifted students.
It is desirable (not essential) to have some experience working with young people.
The school is an over-subscribed, foundation comprehensive school which serves students from a diverse socio-economic background. It received Language College Status in 2001. It is also a Training and Leading Edge School. The school has also received the Sportsmark and the Healthy Schools Award. The proportion of students whose first language is not English is much higher than average. The school has a sixth form of just over 500 students and approximately three quarters of Year 12 students are former Year 11 students at the school.
To work as part of a team under the direction of the class teacher to ensure that all children and young people in the class are supported to enjoy school and make the best possible progress
All staff are expected to do everything they can to protect the children and young people from harm and to make the learning environment safe
Support pupils to engage in learning activities, adapt tasks for individuals and assist them to make progress
Attend to the pupils' personal needs, and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters
Supervise and support pupil ensuring their safety and access to learning in a clean and tidy environment
Establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs
Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
Encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate
Learn and use safe systems for moving, handling and physical interventions as appropriate Support for tutors
Be aware of pupil progress/achievements and report observations to the teacher in the agreed format
Supporting a positive home-school relationship, by sharing information with parents and carers