Learning Support Assistant (SEN)
Teaching Personnel
Huddersfield, UK
5d ago

A special school in Huddersfield are seeking a Learning Support Assistant to join their team this September.

The school, located to south-east of Huddersfield (HD5), caters for pupils with additional learning needs. There are currently 160 pupils on roll, aged between 4 and 16.

All pupils have a statement of SEN or an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP). We are seeking a Support Assistant with an understanding of meeting the specific needs of SEN pupils, working flexibly to support individual and specific needs.

You will be an ambitious and aspirational regarding pupil outcomes and have the ability to create a nurturing classroom where pupils feel safe , secure and motivated to learn.

You will be able to model positive behaviour, and work with pupils to de-escalate and reduce incidents of crisis.

Class teachers work to provide a communication-rich environment which is adaptive to individual needs and shows an understanding of the fundamentals of communication.

The successful applicant will have the ability to liaise effectively with parents / carers, colleagues and key staff to ensure that home-school handovers take place on a daily basis.

You will be required to :

  • Support the delivery of a rich, varied, personalised and adapted curriculum focused on reducing anxieties and promoting engagement, so that pupils can be challenged appropriately
  • Foster positive relationships with parents and other professionals, focused on the child
  • Develop pupil voice and personal responsibility, encourage decision making and choice, communicating through whatever means appropriate
  • Offer opportunities of working co-operatively alongside others, developing social communication, positive relationships, supportive friendships and respect for others
  • Help pupils acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence, and develop the emotional self regulation which will enable them to lead as full, interesting and independent lives as possible
  • Promote a strong sense of values which encourage respect and tolerance, an enjoyment of diversity and difference, and a sense of community and mutual support
  • You will initially be required on a part-time basis, supporting pupils as they transition back into school in the new academic year.

    It is likely that you will be needed until at least February 2020 at which point there will be an opportunity to apply for a permanent role within school.

    All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see teachingpersonnel.com / faqs for details.

    All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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