Our Specialist Educational based client is seeking additional Learning Support Assistants to join their team near Burgess Hill.
Working Hours are 36.5 hours per week, Monday to Thursday, 08:30 to 16:15 and Friday 08:30 to 16:00. You are required to work 40 weeks of the year, which includes 10 days INSET. In addition, you may also be required to assist with and attend off-site trips for no additional pay totalling around an additional 24 hours per year.
The postholder will work directly with children and young people with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum (ASD) within an age-phase department. LSAs have a varied role within the classroom and school including assisting the teacher, working with individuals or groups of children, organising and running some activities and producing displays and resources. Senior LSA’s take on additional responsibilities within the team, including greater involvement in assessment, planning, recording, monitoring and reporting for students, providing support and advice to team members on practices and procedures and participating in induction training for new staff.
- KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: Knowledge and understanding of the needs of students with ASD, and of the National Curriculum.
- PLANNING AND SETTING EXPECTATIONS Contribute to the day-to-day delivery of the Curriculum. Undertake effective preparation and planning in accordance with the school’s assessment systems.
- TEACHING AND MANAGING PUPIL LEARNING AND CARE Work under the direction of the teacher to support individual students or groups of students to achieve the targets set for them. Contribute to the planning, organisation and delivery of a range of educational and work-related experiences for the students. Share responsibility with the teacher for the physical care of students.
- ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION Contribute to the continuous assessment of needs and the monitoring of progress and achievement in accordance with the school’s assessment systems.
- PUPIL ACHIEVEMENT Maintain accurate records to ensure that Records of Achievement and all pupil records effectively demonstrate achievement and progress.
- RELATIONS WITH PARENTS AND WIDER COMMUNITY Act as 'Link Worker’ for a number of named students, maintain regular, effective communication with parents and carers.
- MANAGING OWN PERFORMANCE AND DEVELOPMENT Evaluate and demonstrate the effectiveness of your practice and take responsibility for your own professional development. Undertake in-house and external training on any areas of work deemed appropriate by the school Leadership Team.
- MANAGING AND DEVELOPING STAFF AND OTHER ADULTS Promote good practice in all areas of classroom organisation and curriculum delivery, guide and support new or inexperienced staff members and volunteers.
- MANAGING RESOURCES Take substantial responsibility for the maintenance of the classroom environment, including significant emphasis on display and on the presentation of students’ work and file records. Manage effectively any resources that may be delegated to you, promote the efficient use of resources and contribute to the maintenance of a safe working environment for staff and students.
- STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP Provide a role model for students and newer or less experienced staff and contribute to the continual development of the service by offering suggestions for improvements.
First Recruitment Services is acting as an Employment Agency for this Vacancy.