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Learning Support Assistant

Teaching Personnel
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Full Time
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Teaching Personnel have an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly expanding school in Portsmouth, Hampshire. We are currently seeking a number of Learning Support Assistants or Teaching Assistants to join this school on a full-time basis. Experience is preferred but not necessary.

The School is specialised in educating pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties. The pupils come from a variety of backgrounds and either have an Education Health Care Plan (ECHP) or are undergoing statutory assessment.

The students will have all been identified as having complex and additional needs and as such are better suited to 1:1 or 2:1 learning and will have an individualised curriculum based on their specific needs.

The school support young people to develop their emotional wellbeing and social skills. As a Learning Support Assistant you will support the school to develop students to cope better with the things they find challenging whether this is during their school day or at home.

Applicants will be working in a classroom supporting assistants and fellow support workers on a 1:1 or 2:1 basis with pupils.

The school are uniquely placed as they have 5 different campuses around Portsmouth, all catering to different needs in which you can gain experience and develop quicker within this field than you would in another school. There are also plans to open a brand new school in Portsmouth in the coming year which will present even more opportunities.

They are looking for individuals that are passionate about developing a career and will be willing to put you through training, including teaching training for dedicated members of the team.

The successful Learning Support Assistant will help establish positive and healthy relationships, emotional wellbeing and developing social skills. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone who is fancying a change in career or if you have a keen interest in special needs.

We are looking for dedicated individuals who are passionate about providing the highest standards of care and facilitating opportunities for learning. Previous experience of looking after children would be an advantage however a can-do attitude and commitment to the children and your team is equally as important.

Your main duties and responsibilities will include:

Plan and support a child with SEMH needs and help them reach their potential in a professional and caring manner
Be reliable and punctual when working individually in the community or when part of a team and supporting colleagues to do their jobs
Actively plan and join in play and youth activities including swimming, ball games, music and more
Be prepared to communicate differently with a wide range of people
Keep records and write reports when required
Always ensure the highest level of safety and safeguarding
Experience is preferred but not necessary. If you have transferable skills then this could be the job for you.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role as well aas the Right to Work in the UK. Please see (url removed)/faqs for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with DfE statutory guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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