Learning Support Assistant / LSA / Recent Graduates Considered

  • Job Reference: AWDO-C12396
  • Date Posted: 9 July 2024
  • Recruiter: AWD online
  • Location: Hedge End, Southampton, Hampshire
  • Salary: £22,737
  • Bonus/Benefits: FTE + Benefits
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

Teaching & Education Jobs. Learning Support Assistant / LSA Jobs, Careers & Vacancies in Hedge End, Southampton, Hampshire Advertised by AWD online – Multi-Job Board Advertising and CV Sourcing Recruitment Services

Learning Support Assistant / LSA with experience of working with children with social/communication difficulties in a small group setting, excellent communication skills and a calm but firm approach is required for a well-established Trust based in Hedge End, Southampton, Hampshire.

Applications welcome from both recent graduates who are interested in pursuing a future career in teaching, as well as those who have an interest in supporting and working with children with special needs.

 

SALARY: £22,737 per annum FTE, Actual Annual Salary £15,811 per annum + Benefits

LOCATION: Hedge End, Southampton, Hampshire 

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, 12 Month Fixed Term Contract (possibility of extension)

WORKING HOURS: 30 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9.00am to 3.30pm, term time only (39 weeks).

 

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JOB OVERVIEW

We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Learning Support Assistant / LSA with experience of working with children with social/communication difficulties in a small group setting, excellent communication skills and a calm but firm approach.

The role of Learning Support Assistant / LSA is a varied one and you will need to be adaptable and flexible – there will be opportunities to work within the whole class, teaching small groups and on a 1:1 basis with individual pupils.

As a Learning Support Assistant / LSA you will foster the participation of pupils in the social and academic processes of the school, enabling pupils to become more independent learners.

 

DUTIES

Your duties as a Learning Support Assistant / LSA will include:

  • Implement lesson plans, deal with pupil behaviour and make judgements about pupil progress/pupil needs normally in conjunction with the teacher
  • Work with individual or groups of children, assist in ensuring pupils are kept on task and complete activities set by the teachers
  • Deal with behavioural and special needs issues in conjunction with the teacher
  • Help implement lesson plans
  • Assist with testing and assessment
  • Review progress against learning programmes
  • Implement curriculum policies
  • Work with outside agencies
  • Undertake playtime supervision
  • Attend training as and when required
  • Be flexible to meet the needs of the school either working 1:1 with an SEN child or providing class support
  • Maintain confidentiality and hold the trust and confidence of both pupils and teachers
  • Work with ‘children come first’ attitude, adhering to safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures to maintain the safety and wellbeing of all children
  • Provide lunchtime supervision, either in the dining hall or on the playground
  • Administer first aid in the case of a minor accident acting on the advice of the registered first-aider
  • Be responsible for organising play activities in the playground or indoors if a wet playtime

 

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

  • Have a child-centred approach
  • Be able to create a structure for children with SEND needs
  • Have the ability to work in an Early Years, KS1 or KS2 setting
  • Have the ability to work under pressure and to a fixed timetable
  • Have experience of working with children with social/communication difficulties in a small group setting
  • Have the ability to keep pupils motivated and engaged
  • Have a calm but firm approach
  • Be able to adapt and think on your feet
  • Be flexible and willing to learn
  • Be able to attune to a child’s emotional needs
  • Be able to work as part of a team, learning with and from other colleagues
  • Be able to work independently and on your own initiative
  • Have excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Demonstrate excellent behaviour management skills
  • Understand confidentiality and safeguarding procedures

 

BENEFITS

Benefits of working for the trust include:

  • Friendly and sociable colleagues
  • Staff membership rates to the modern Leisure Centre
  • Enrolment in one of the UK’s Largest public sector pension schemes
  • A tax efficient Cycle-to-Work scheme through salary sacrifice

The organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. They will ensure that all recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

We reserve the right to close any of our vacancies early.

 

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JOB REF: AWDO-C12396

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