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Learning Support Assistant

  • Job reference: GRINEWC12
  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Unqualified Social Work
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Job description: 1 To enable learners to maximise their learning in every learning session and during
other activities, e.g., in the workplace, external visits.
2 To contribute to enduring that all learning activities are in line with the expectations
and requirements of the Adult Learning and Skills Tutor's planning for the group and
individuals.
3 To ensure that the learning strategies used best meet the needs of the individual.
4 To enable learners to develop independence both in the classroom and in the
workplace.
5 To support learners in the management of their behaviour.
6 To adapt and develop resources to meet individual needs.
7 To maintain records as required.
8 To contribute to effective liaison between the Service and outside agencies, including
parents, carers, guardians, social workers, work placements and other relevant
agencies.
9 To take part in and contribute to monitoring and evaluation activities.
10 To participate in and contribute to staff development.
11 To ensure that the support offered meets the standards set out in the learner charter,
12 Contribute to policy development for area responsibility including the service's self assessment report, and to provide advice and guidance on policies as required.


Essential
*Level 2 or 3 Award/Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in schools or a Teaching Assistants qualification or equivalent experience in providing SEN Support within a classroom.
*Experience of supporting pupils with specific learning needs, particularly in the area of social, emotional and behavioural development.
*Knowledge of national/foundation stage curriculum's.
* Able to implement, monitor and review individual intervention programmes under guidance from specialist staff.
*Experience of supporting children in a mainstream school using a range of communication modes.
*Flexible approach to communication approaches in the classroom with teachers, and children in Foundation, key stages 1 & 2
*Able to prepare, provide and maintain resources and equipment
*Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with teachers, children and young people.
*Work well as part of a team and as an individual using their own initiative and expertise.
*Ability to develop good working relationships with children, families and professionals.
*A positive attitude to disability issues/ equal opportunities


If you are interested please call DAYNA on 01772 208964