A rewarding opportunity has become available for a Learning Support Assistant to support a child in year 2 with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties.This is a full time, long term position starting immediately and continuing until the end of the academic year.
The Learning Support Assistant will be required to support the boy with his academic development, focussing on his literacy and numeracy skills in particular. The LSA will need to manage the child's behaviour effectively as he has a tendency to run away and use physical aggression towards staff and other pupils when he becomes anxious, stressed or upset. He is well-behaved for the most part but on these occasions the boy will need to be restrained by the LSA. He has just been adopted from a care home so it will take some time for him to become settled in school and in his personal life and he will need extensive emotional support.
Our ideal candidate will have the following:
• Experience working with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
• A good understanding of Special Educational Needs
• Supporting vulnerable pupils on a 1:1 basis
• Have a calm and patient approach
The successful applicant will have a minimum grade C in GCSE Maths and English and ideally a restraint training qualification (although this is not essential). The school need an LSA who can commit to this position at the continuity is a key factor. You will be required to work up until the end of the academic year as he finds it difficult to adjust to new faces. The LSA must also be calm and patient with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be confident supporting a child with challenging behaviour.
Horizon Teachers we pride ourselves on our long standing relationships with schools along with the quality of teachers and support staff we have available. We believe that placing staff in school becomes a two way process, with the candidate fitting the school as much as the school fitting the candidate.
We have a range of former teachers with extensive experience within the education sector, who are extremely passionate about what we do.
We believe we all have the same goal which is Enhancing Children's Education'.
Other benefits of working with Horizon:
• After 12 Weeks you will get paid as a permanent member of staff (possibly from day one)
• Referral payment scheme up to £200
• Over 10 years' experience working in London and the South East
• Testimonials/ Success stories (google reviews)
• Choice of payment method - PAYE or Payroll Company
If this sounds something that might be of interest please apply with your CV
Horizon Teachers is a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy that helps Teachers and Support Staff find long term, permanent and interim employment in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools throughout London and the South East. As part of the registration process you will be required to have a DBS Check carried out and all original relevant qualifications will need to be sighted and copied before any work placement.
Horizon Teachers. Enhancing Children's Education.