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Student Support Assistant

Posted 5 January by Supreme Recruitment Ended

Fanstastic oppotunity for experienced support workers, supporting students in college with addition needs.

The main duties and responsibilities are:

Specific duties:

To provide effective support for individual or groups of students in a classroom setting covering a range of levels and subjects.

  1. To identify opportunities for the student(s) to work independently where appropriate, ensuring their comfort and safety at all times; at such times to support other students in the classroom as appropriate.

  2. To prepare suitable work for the student(s) under the guidance of the Lecturer, and to make or adapt resources (eg worksheets or sight cards) to enable the student(s) to access the learning activity at their appropriate level of understanding.

  3. To encourage the student(s) to interact with others and engage in activities led by the lecturer.

  4. To assist with the general pastoral care of the student(s).

  5. Provide support for students' emotional and social needs by encouraging and modelling positive behaviour in line with the College's Behaviour Policy, and demonstrating high expectations of work and behaviour.

  6. Work with students to reinforce learning by practising skills already taught.

  7. Accompany lecturers and students on College visits, and participate in college functions within College hours.

    Core duties:

  1. Assist with the development of the pupils' basic ICT skills and support the use of ICT in learning activities.

  2. Provide one to one classroom support, where required.

  3. Assist in the planning of activities where appropriate.

  4. Assist with the supervision of students out of lesson time, as necessary for their safety.

  5. Be aware of, and comply with, policies and procedures relating to child protection, First Aid regulations, health, safety and security, confidentiality, data protection and other college procedures, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.

  6. Attend relevant meetings and participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required, contributing to the overall ethos/work aims of the College.

  7. Promote a positive image of the college in all contacts with students, employers and professional bodies.

  8. Adhere and comply with the college financial regulations.

Person specification

  1. Possess appropriate IT skills relevant to the post, including a basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook and the ability to complete searches on the Internet.

  2. Maths & English to GCSE level

  3. Have the ability to work independently with minimum supervision.

  4. Excellent behavioural support
  5. Be able to demonstrate the motivation and skills to support students with disabilities and/or learning difficulties in an educational setting.

  6. Have previous relevant experience would be an advantage

  7. Be able to demonstrate excellent communication and teamwork skills

  8. Possess basic knowledge of First Aid, food hygiene and Health and Safety or be willing to undertake training.

  9. Have an awareness and understanding of equal opportunities

Full vetting required with fully enhanced DBS covering adults & children. DBS registered on-line accepted.

KEY WORD: SUPPORT WORKER, RSW, TA, LSA, SPECIFIC MEDICAL CONDITIONS, SSA, CLASSROOM SUPPORT, TEACHING ASSISTANT, LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANT, ADDITIONAL NEEDS, BEHAVIOURAL SUPPORT.

Reference: 34144836

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