Learning Support Assistant
Are you looking for a 1:1 position to support a child with SEN? Do you engage well with children?
A position has just become available to work as a Learning Support Assistant at a large SEN school in Brent. This is a Part Time position to work 4 days per week (not Tuesdays) between the hours of 8.30am and 4pm and starting ASAP. This is an excellent opportunity for applicants seeking to transition from mainstream schools or those looking to gain more experience with SEN.
The Learning Support Assistant will be working 1:1 with a child in Key Stage 1 with ADHD. He is easily distracted in class so the Learning Support Assistant will be required to engage him throughout the day with various sensory activities. Children with ADHD are typically very hyperactive and energetic so the LSA will need to take the child to soft play areas and sensory rooms in the school at certain times throughout the day so he can expel this energy and keep him calm. He has an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) which the LSA can access to understand the best strategies to support him as well as the targets he has been set for his development. He is non-verbal so communication will be through PECS (picture cards) and Makaton sign language. He is currently undergoing toilet training so will need support with personal care until he can do this independently. Applicants with experience using these communication methods will be preferred although this is not essential.
This is a large SEN school for children with moderate to severe learning difficulties across Primary and Secondary age groups. Pupils are grouped into classes based on their key stages as well as the severity of their needs. In this class the other pupils are also non-verbal and there will be other support staff who will provide 1:1 and group support to these pupils. The school has excellent resources including 3 sensory rooms, soft play areas and a massive outdoor rooftop play area. There is also a swimming pool on site and staff are encouraged to support children with swimming at times. Applicants can expect to receive training from the school on supporting pupils with different needs.
The Class Teacher is looking for an LSA who: