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Date Added: Mon 01/05/2023

LSA Leeds - Learning Support

Holbeck, LS11, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £75 - £85/day

A primary school in Leeds are currently seeking LSA's (Learning Support Assistants) to join their team. These roles are full time and part time and will be day to day  the first instance, you will be required until July 2023. Following this period, there will be an opportunity to apply for a permanent position in school.

Our client is a 98 place school that supports pupils aged 3-19 with diagnosis of ASC, SLD and PMLD. Facilities in the school include a hydrotherapy pool, a range of outdoor play areas, a sensory garden, two multisensory rooms and soft play areas. All staff are passionate about providing a vibrant and exciting curriculum with independence, life skills, communication and physical development as common threads across all areas.

You will join a large staff team with a vast amount of experience of working with children and young people with learning difficulties. As well as teaching staff the school offers an onsite School Nurse, Physio team, Speech and Language Team, Counselling team, Outreach programme and Occupational Therapy and sensory integration.

As a Learning Support Assistant, your duties will include:

Supporting teachers to provide an inclusive and engaging learning atmosphere that promotes social development, communication and independence
Attending to the physical needs of students as required such as, feeding, toileting, changing and hand washing
Developing good professional relationships with students and other staff members
Attending regular staff and pupil progress meetings
Undertaking activities with groups of students during lunchtime clubs e.g. football, outdoor play, magazine club, art club, sensory story club
Becoming familiar with all aids and equipment used in school after relevant training, including the use of hoists to move pupils, and to be able to use the equipment safely and in a way which maintains the dignity of the students.
Responsibility for implementing statutory and local authority policies and procedures relating to standards of Education, Health and Safety and Care and to carry out those procedures competently e.g. accident, fire, child protection
Being actively involved in promoting and supporting inclusive experiences for all pupils both inside and outside of school
The successful candidate will have:

A positive approach to working with children and the ability to motivate, inspire and build rapport
A strong regard for pupil safety and well-being
Respect for diversity, as you'll be working with pupils from a range of backgrounds
Interpersonal skills to build relationships with pupils, parents, teachers and governors
Excellent team working skills as you'll be working with other support staff, classroom teachers and other professionals, such as educational psychologists, speech and language therapists, social workers and external agencies
Creative ability
A professional attitude to work
A willingness to keep up to date with educational policy and training related to your role.
Additional training or qualifications in related areas such as childcare, nursery, play or youth work is also desirable

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQ's on the Teaching Personnel website for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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