Learning Support Assistant

Posted 22 May by Academics

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Surrey - Education - Special Educational Needs - Learning Support Assistant - Teaching Assistant - SEN - £80-85 per day

Do you have a passion for supporting children with Learning Difficulties, including Autism, and Speech, Language & Communication needs?

This specialist built school near Godalming are looking for a dedicated Special Needs Learning Support Assistant (SEN LSA) to support children aged 4-17 with severe learning difficulties.

The Special Needs Learning Support Assistant role is an excellent way to get your 'foot in the door', providing the opportunity to work closely and network with other teams of professionals, gaining relevant experience, and expanding your knowledge and skillset. The Special Needs Teaching Assistant role will give you essential experience within a challenging yet rewarding setting.

Career progression routes include Special Needs Teacher, Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist and various Child Psychology and Educational Psychology routes.

A common feature for many children and young people with special educational needs is marginalisation and disadvantage, trauma, dysfunctional family relationships, low educational attainment and stigmatisation. Subsequently they face many barriers in life and are more 'at risk' of negative outcomes. As a Special Needs Teaching Assistant, you will be instrumental in providing consistency, and equipping children and young people with tools to ensure they feel safe, secure, empowered, and believe that they can succeed in life.

Job Role and Responsibilities of a Special Needs Learning Support Assistant:

  • Assist the class teacher in providing the learning experience of students
  • Behaviour and pastoral support
  • Ability to build robust and effective relationships with students
  • Practical approach to meet the individual needs of students
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Caring, compassionate, and a good listener
  • Willing to work 1:1 and in small groups with students
  • Ensure safeguarding of students
  • Attend staff meetings and complete appropriate CPD

**Start date ASAP / September 2024
**Excellent on-site training, support and CPD is provided to ensure safeguarding of all students
**Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4.00pm PAYE, term time only
**£80-£85 per day
**You MUST have right to work in the UK in order to apply - no Visa sponsorship

Candidates registering with Academics Ltd will need to have or apply for an Enhanced DBS and/or overseas police check where appropriate

Apply now or contact Eleanor Chessun-Lawrence at Academics Ltd if interested in the Special Needs Learning Support Assistant role:
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Special Needs Learning Support Assistant - Teaching Assistant

Required skills

  • "LSA" OR "LEARNING SUPPORT" OR "TEACHING" OR "ASSISTANT" OR "SEN" OR "SPECIAL NEEDS" OR "PRIMARY" OR "LEARNING DIFFICULTIES" OR "TA" OR "SPEECH AND LA

Application questions

Do you want to work with children?
Are you a recent graduate?
Do you have experience working with children or young people?
Are you available to start ASAP?
Are you able to travel to Godalming or Cranleigh?

Reference: 52706994

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