Learning Support Assistant

Location Saltash
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £18332 to £0
Contact name: Sian Davies

Contact email: sian.davies@opus-abc.uk
Job ref: 51942
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: 13/07/2022

LSA – Learning Support Assistant
Location: Saltash
Salary: £18,332 (FTE)
Contract: Permanent
Start Date: September 2022

The Role:
We are seeking to recruit a self-motivated, enthusiastic and caring learning support assistant to join an SEN school in the Saltash area who we are working in partnership with. This position will involve supporting children aged between 5 – 16 who have various educational health care plans (ECHP) who require 1:1 support, you’ll be supporting the children who have challenging behaviour and complex needs.
This position is Monday to Friday 9am – 3pm, term time only.
What the role involves:

  • Supporting the class teacher with the delivery of the Curriculum.
  • Working in partnership with parents, teachers and the school to establish a supportive and nurturing learning environment in which children make excellent progress.
  • Helping pupils develop independent learning skills, manage their own learning and prioritise their time.
  • Manage Challenging Behaviour.
  • Become a positive role model to the children.

The ideal candidate will:
Have experience working in a school/alternative provision/SEN setting or experience working with challenging behaviour or work within the following sectors; Care worker, Sports Coach, Youth Work or education.
Be confident working with pupils who have learning disabilities and other complex needs.
Have an interest in education and be passionate about making a positive impact on the students' lives.
Not be afraid to get stuck in!

The successful applicant must hold:
Full enhanced DBS on the update service or be willing to complete one
Experience - ideally has experience in supporting children with special educational needs or has the passion to work in an SEN school
Working with us:
Established in 2014 by experienced teachers, education professionals and recruitment specialists we have built our business on our core values of honesty, integrity and excellence, by offering a unique mix of recruitment, supply, training and consultancy for the education sector.
We have worked hard to become one of the most reputable and reliable teaching agencies in the South West building close and long-standing relationships with client schools and multi academy trusts, and as the preferred recruitment partner of the Cornwall Association of Primary Heads it is no surprise that we are the most trusted teaching agencies in the South West.
We are committed to ensuring the safety of all children and promoting their welfare. We expect ALL our staff to adhere to this and show the same commitment when working within schools. All successful applicants will be subject to safeguarding checks and have an enhanced DBS check.