Learning Support Assistant

Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
£15461 - £16527 per annum
04 Nov 2016
02 Dec 2016
Megan Smith
Contract Type
Full Time

We are recruiting for a permanent learning support assistant to work on a full time basis within an independent specialist school. The school offers excellent facilities and provides a full and varied curriculum as well as a wide range of therapies.

The school are looking for an enthusiastic and an experienced individual who is able to contribute effectively in a calm and positive manner. The school caters for students between the ages of 6-19 years of age with a variety of special educational needs. Under the guidance of the class teacher you will be required to provide consistent and reliable support to small groups of students , or to specific students on a one to one basis. You will be involved in supporting the delivery in all aspects of the school's curriculum. The focus of this role is the building of positive and appropriate relationships with a pupil or pupils. This may mean dealing with challenging behaviour.

We are looking for candidates with

Experience of working with children and/or young adults with special educational needs

A passion for helping students overcome barriers to learning

Experience in dealing effectively with challenging behaviour

An interest in helping deliver life skills, crafts, PE and drama as well English and numeracy

The school are able to offer;

Competitive rates of pay

Training offered on all positions

Onsite affordable accommodation if required

6.6 weeks paid holiday

This is an excellent opportunity to work as part of an experience multi disciplinary team, in a unique school that provides excellent care and support to its students