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SEND Learning Support Assistant

Five Education
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Five Education are working with a Secondary School in North Bristol, where learning is focused on developing the knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes the students need now and in the future. We are looking for experienced Learning Support Assistants who are committed and work really hard in a team that supports each other.This is a long term role, 3 to 5 days a week, with the potential of being temp-to-perm. You will be providing general SEND/ MLD/ SEMH/ EAL support to students on a 1:1 or small groups basis.Responsibilities and dutiesHelp the students to access the curriculum and possibly tailor the lesson of the activity to their level of abilityBuild a strong relationship with the pupils and teaching staff to ensure that the pupils are achieving their potentialUsing de-escalation techniques to ensure the students is calm and able to access the full range of education offeredUsing behaviour management techniques (e.g. those learned in Team Teach or MAPA courses) to keep the student calm and maintain a safe working environmentEssential Criteria:At least 6 months experience working with children/vulnerable adults in an education or care settingAt least 6 months experience supporting individuals with SEND/SEMH needsKnowledge of the KS3/4/5 curriculum A proactive approach to assisting students in their workHave a right to work in the UK (A Valid Visa)Two recent child/vulnerable adult based references and relevant DBS/Police checksAccess to bicycle, car or near main bus routesAble to work between 08.30-15.30, 3-5 days a weekFive Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of the staff we employ to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo checks including reference checks, TRA checks and will need to have a DBS; there will also be a face to face interview. Five Education do not believe in using umbrella bodies, we use PAYE and how this isn't comparable with umbrella body pay and that there is no admin fee as with Umbrella bodies and Five Education pay employers national insurance on top of the salary. Please note pay rate is for illustration and does include holiday pay.We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as they are currently under-represented at this level.If you are interested in this role please contact Deborah at Five Education.
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