Learning Support Assistant

Location Wandsworth
Discipline: Intervention Staff, Special Needs Staff
Salary: £80 - £100 per day
Contact name: Starfyn Recruitment

Contact email: info@starfyn.co.uk
Published: about 1 month ago
Start date: 05/09/2022

Do you enjoy working within a team and helping young people to achieve?

We are supporting Special Needs Schools in Wandsworth in their search for enthusiastic Special Needs assistants. The schools supports students aged 5 to 19 years old - they exists to provide pupils with a consistent support that nurtures educational and social well being to create independent, empathetic and ambitious young adults who hold themselves to high standards and make a positive contribution to the communities in which they live.

The teams you will be coming into are hardworking, dedicated and highly skilled, they like to provide a warm, safe and welcoming school where children can express themselves creatively.

The roles are available to start in September and would be either on a 12-week temp to perm basis, or on ongoing contract basis - working Monday to Friday 8:45 to 16:30

Your main duties will include:

  • Offer support for students before, during and after lessons
  • Assist students to understand and participate in set tasks
  • Be flexible to work with whole class groups, small groups or individual learners
  • Help promote each students love of learning
  • Join team meetings and training programmes as an active member of a team
  • Follow regulations pertaining to safeguarding
  • Where required, supporting individual needs including assisting with a wide range of medical and occasionally personal care tasks as necessary and providing physical support where needed (training will be provided in giving medical care and support)
  • inspiring and engaging with children with a range of additional learning needs
  • working on a 1:1 to or group basis to support learning
  • preparing materials, equipment and lessons
  • assisting with the personal care needs of pupils; this may include feeding, changing and manual handling
  • liaising with parents, carers and professionals such as teachers, education welfare officers, social workers and Healthcare professionals

The suitable candidate will have:

  • An undergraduate degree, and/or prior experience working alongside pupils with SEND
  • Good general education levels in English and Maths
  • Knowledge, keen interest or understanding of the range of different types of learning difficulties and disabilities (SEMH, ASC, challenging behaviour)
  • Ability to adapt to a various working environments and students with differing abilities
  • Practical approach to the needs of students with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities
  • Good interpersonal and communication skill and a caring attitude
  • Flexibility in terms of working patterns

Please note, successful applicants will be subject to references and an up-to-date DBS, or be willing to apply for a Starfyn Education DBS.

Contact us at Starfyn Education on 01483 355377 for further information