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Posted Tuesday 14th May 2024

Close Date Friday 31st May 2024

Key Stage Secondary


Job Description

Job Description:

We are seeking 4 compassionate and dedicated Special Educational Needs Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) to join our team. The successful candidates will provide essential support to students with special educational needs, ensuring they have the opportunity to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. As an SEN LSA, you will work closely with teachers and other professionals to create inclusive learning environments and facilitate the individualised support necessary for each student's success.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the class teacher and students with special educational needs, including but not limited to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, and physical disabilities.
  • Assist students with academic tasks, communication, behaviour management, and daily tasks.
  • Collaborate with teachers, therapists, and other professionals to implement individual education plans and tailor support strategies to meet students' specific needs.
  • Foster a nurturing and inclusive classroom environment where all students feel valued, respected, and supported.
  • Adapt and modify teaching materials and activities to accommodate diverse learning styles and abilities.
  • Monitor students' progress and provide feedback to teachers on a regular basis.
  • Attend meetings with school staff and external professionals to discuss students' progress, goals, and support strategies.
  • Maintain confidentiality and professionalism at all times when dealing with sensitive information related to students' needs and progress.

Requirements:

  • Previous experience working with individuals with special educational needs is highly desirable.
  • Relevant qualifications in special education, teaching assistant training, psychology, child development, or a related field are advantageous.
  • Strong communication, empathy, and interpersonal skills.
  • Patience, resilience, and a genuine passion for supporting students with diverse needs.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the changing needs of students and the school environment.
  • Willingness to undergo background checks and obtain necessary certifications as required by the school or institution.

Benefits:

 

  • Opportunities for professional development and training in special education.
  • Positive and supportive work environment dedicated to student success.

NOTE:  These roles are extremely varied, working with different age groups and needs at 3 different sites (KS1, KS3/4 and KS5.)  Please get in touch ASAP if you are interested so that we can discuss which role would be the best fit for you.


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