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Graduate Learning Support Assistant - Islington

Posted 9 March by Empowering Learning Easy Apply Ended

Graduate Learning Support Assistant

* Primary & Secondary SEND Schools

* Based in Islington

* Full-time or Part-Time

* Daily pay £65 - £78 depending on experience

Empowering learning are recruiting Graduates for our highly regarded Exploring SEND workshop on Wednesday 4th April 2018. If you are a graduate considering a future in teaching but don't have any classroom based experience, then our SEND workshop will give you the opportunity to start your career in Education as an Learning Support Assistant within an SEND setting. Our SEND specialist will deliver an Introduction to working with children and young adults with special needs. You will be required to attend a 1-day workshop, the session will last up to 4-hours and will cover different areas of SEND such as working with pupils with PMLD, Autism and Down Syndrome. This workshop will also look in to dealing with Challenging Behaviour and will help you better understand how to deal with this when are working as a Learning Support Assistant. Once the 1-day workshop is completed, we will then help you find a voluntary position for 4-5 days within one of our partnered SEND schools based in London. The 1-day Exploring SEND workshop will be FREE of charge and your voluntary placement is unpaid, once both are completed you will be able to work for Empowering learning as a learning Support Assistant on a part-time or full-time basis.

Job Responsibilities

* Comfortable supporting pupils with various Learning Difficulties

* Ability to engage and support pupils

* Assist with personal care

* Supervising children's behaviour

Benefits to you

* Free SEND workshop

* Valuable classroom based experience

* Excellent rates of pay £65-£78 a day

* Option of working Full-Time or Part-Time

* Based in Islington

Job Requirements

* Experience of supporting children or young adults with learning difficulties or disabilities desirable

* Able to stay calm and de-escalate challenging Behaviour

* Valid DBS registered with the online update service or be willing to apply for a new one

* Available 2-5 days a week and able to commit to at least 1-6 months

If you would like more information or would like to apply for this role please submit your CV today or contact Christopher Smith on or via email

Required skills

  • Autism
  • Dyslexia
  • Primary
  • Psychology
  • SEN
  • Down Syndrome
  • Degree
  • Early Years
  • Key Stage 2
  • PMLD
  • Classroom Assistant
  • Key stage 1
  • Hackney
  • Islington
  • Sports Science or Sociology

Reference: 34643185

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