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Date Added: Sat 17/07/2021

Learning Support Assistant

Leeds, UK
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Job Type: Contract

Salary: £75 - £80 / daily

Learning Support Assistant

Full-time - Monday to Friday, 08.30-16.30

Are you a Learning Support Assistant seeking a new role in an education setting? Are you passionate about supporting and making a difference to the lives of people with special educational needs? Do you have experience supporting children, young people or adults with learning disabilities and complex needs? If you are answering 'yes' to any of the above mentioned questions, then we would love to hear from you!

Pay: £70-75 per day

Salary is dependent on experience, training, or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are 6 months minimum experience working with Children and Young People with SEN and Learning Disabilities. This position is for immediate start but could have a later start date depending on your availability.

The Role

As a Learning Support Assistant, you will be supporting mature students with Learning Disabilities, Complex Needs and Communication Barriers like speech impairments throughout their daily routine. Some of the students may require support with personal care and/or moving and handling tasks depending on their needs and requirements. 

The responsibilities of a Special Needs Teaching Assistant at this day centre are to provide 1:1 and/or 2:1 support with the students and to build a relationship with them in order to fully understand their needs and requirements. You will be supporting the students to take part in pre-planned activities like crafts and baking to enhance their sensory skills and gain life experience. You will also assist them on trips out of the provision and in the community to help increase their independence and interaction.

The School 

The environment in which you will be working will be in a Day Centre which caters for mature students between the age of 19 to 25 with a wide range of needs from moderate to severe learning difficulties and Complex Needs. The Day Centre is committed to providing an environment in which all pupils can feel safe, happy, accepted and integrated, so that they are able to develop to their full potential.

The long-term goal is focused on preparing all students for life after education and into adulthood by supporting them to plan out a career pathway and to maximise the potential of each student by using a person-centred approach when planning and carrying out activities in order to meet their individual needs.

To be considered for the Learning Support Assistant position, you will: 

  • Be available Monday to Friday 08:30 - 15.30.
  • Be willing to attend a one-day positive behaviour management course.
  • Be happy to support pupils with person care (if required).
  • Be passionate about changing the lives of young people with Learning Disabilities and Complex Needs.

Vision for Education is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service. 

About Vision for Education

Vision for Education is a market-leading education recruitment and supply agency committed to the learning and development of young people. We are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff. We have branches across the country, and we are part of the world-renowned education company Tes Global. 

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