The Head Teacher of an Ofsted graded 'GOOD' primary school in Chorley is seeking to appoint a specialist support assistant to provide one-to-one support to a child in their Year 6 class who has autism.
The child is working at the expected standard for Year 6 and therefore does not require support with accessing the curriculum. The main purpose of the support is to be of assistance throughout the school day to ensure the child is kept safe and happy, including providing structure and routine, and managing and de-escalating any build-up of emotion or challenging behaviour.
The role is part-time (09:00 - 13:00, Mon-Fri) and is to start 6th September 2021..
You will be welcomed by a supportive team of staff and school community. You will be provided with an opportunity to meet the pupil and school SENCo prior to your official start - the Head Teacher is keen for a quality handover to take place. Staff morale is high, and pupils behave well and care for each other.
The ideal candidate for this role is a practitioner with training and prior experience of supporting individuals who have autism (adults and/or children). This can be as a support worker or carer, or in an educational setting as a learning support assistant.
A relevant Level 2 qualification is essential. In order to be considered, you must also have prior experience of supporting individuals who have SEN, which has involved managing challenging behaviour.
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