Learning Support Assistant

Location Sutton
Discipline: Intervention Staff, Special Needs Staff
Job type: Long Term Contract
Salary: £70 - £100 per day
Contact name: Starfyn Recruitment

Contact email: info@starfyn.co.uk
Published: about 1 month ago
Start date: 01/09/2022

Starfyn Education are looking for caring, supportive and dedicated LSA who has experience working with SEND pupils either as part of small groups or on a one to one basis.

We are recruiting for an LSA to work in a SEND School based in Sutton. This school supports individuals across Primary and Secondary ages who have learning difficulties. This school caters for students with a wide range of special educational needs.

Many have associated difficulties, including autism and Asperger syndrome, behavioural, social and emotional difficulties, physical difficulties and language needs. Although this school does cater for children with PMLD, you won't always be supporting and working with them.

Aims and purpose of the job:

  • The key objective of the role is to provide teaching support across the school. This will entail working alongside the staff team to support students, so they can access the curriculum, take part in learning and achieve well.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of positive behaviour plans (PBSs), risk assessments and therapy programmes.
  • Establish positive relationships with students and interact with them according to individual needs. Provide 1:1 support via reflective and restorative practice, where necessary.
  • Promote the safety, safeguarding and well-being of students, by following the latest requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education and the school's child protection policy.
  • Promote, support and facilitate inclusion by encouraging participation of all students in learning and extra-curricular activities.
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations that promote resilience, self-esteem, social skills and independence both in lessons and forming positive relationships with peers and staff.
  • To provide support in the delivery of specialist interventions, taking a lead where appropriate.
  • To sustain an active engagement with families of designated students to help them explore issues and make changes in areas that may be affecting their child's learning and development. This will involve home visits.
  • To work closely with the safeguarding team by attending meetings, including risk and review as required.
  • To track the progress of students with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs using the available data and monitor the impact of interventions, sharing this with the SENCo and other relevant professionals.
  • Promote good student behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage students to take responsibility for their own behaviour.
  • To monitor and track attendance and punctuality.
  • To support induction of new students into the school.
  • Where appropriate, to seek opportunities for work experience and work based learning for students.
  • Undertake any other relevant duties assigned by the assistant principal - teaching assistant support, as required.
Support for the school
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection and safeguarding, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to the appropriate person.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the school's policies, practices and procedures, so as to support and promote the school's values and vision
  • Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings, as directed.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development, as directed.
  • Assist with the supervision of students during lessons, transitions and at break and lunchtimes.
  • Accompany other staff and students on visits, trips and out of school activities as directed.
Professional learning and development
  • To be a reflective practitioner, evaluating and improving own practice in order to have a positive impact on students' development.
  • To contribute to the school's development by sharing professional learning, expertise and skills with others, and participating in collaborative learning opportunities.
  • To take full advantage of any relevant training and development available and undertake any necessary professional development as identified in the school evaluation and development plan and the performance management process.
  • To develop and enhance expertise in supporting students with complex social, emotional and mental health needs by attending training and working alongside relevant internal and external professionals, such as psychologists and therapists.