Learning Support Assistant

Posted 7 June by Academics
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Learning Support Assistant - Teaching Assistant - LSA - Leatherhead

Are you interested in working with students who have a range of learning and behavioural needs?

If so, then we can help to kick-start your career by supporting you with finding paid work experience in a school setting in Surrey.

The opportunity:

This is an ideal opportunity for an aspiring psychologist, SEN Teacher or behaviour mentor, amongst other career pathways. You can utilise this opportunity to quality, first-hand experience in a specialist school environment. You will have the opportunity to work with SEMH needs, behavioural, learning need, Autism and students with complex needs. The schools we work with will be closely matched to your skills, interests and career aspirations.


  • Graduate Learning Support Assistant, Teaching Assistant
  • £75 to £90 daily rate (5-day week - 8.30am to 3.30pm)
  • Special needs schools and mainstream settings with specialist provision (SEMH, ASC, challenging behaviour)
  • Full time and part time roles, flexible working hours and short and long term contracts
  • Start as soon as you've graduated

What is involved:

  • Providing assistance and supervision for children's behaviour during the school day
  • Assisting children to understand and participate in class
  • Assisting with note taking while supporting literacy and numeracy
  • Working with a class, a small group or individual learners
  • Encouraging the development of social skills and supporting students' individual needs
  • Helping to build confidence and motivation
  • Participating in team meetings and training programmes as an active member of a team
  • Maintaining progress records
  • Supporting regulations pertaining to safeguarding

What is required:

  • An Undergraduate Degree in Psychology is desirable
  • Experience working with vulnerable children is also highly desirable
  • Transferrable skills, ie Care background or personal experience
  • Good general education levels in English and Maths - A Levels are preferable
  • A co-operative working style and practical approach to solving problems
  • Good interpersonal and communication skill and a caring attitude
  • Flexibility in terms of working patterns

Required skills

  • "Teaching Assistant" OR "Learning Support" OR "TA" OR "LSA" OR "Learning Support Assistant" OR "Supply" OR "Psychology" OR "Educational Psychology"

Reference: 52816953

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