Education & Training
£17,000 Per Annum
Learning Support Assistant (Autism / SEN)
Location: Begbroke, Oxfordshire
Salary: circa £17k + Excellent benefits
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Our client is a leading provider of education and care services for children and young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). With a strong commitment to continuous improvement, they offer a dynamic and evolving environment.
As a Learning Support Assistant, you will play a vital role in supporting children and young people with ASD within a specific age-phase department. Your responsibilities will encompass a wide range of tasks to ensure their educational and personal development.
- Contribute to the day-to-day curriculum delivery and effectively prepare and plan lessons according to the school's assessment systems.
- Teaching and Managing Pupil Learning and Care.
- Collaborate with teachers to support students in achieving their set targets.
- Assist in planning and delivering educational and work-related experiences.
- Share responsibility for the student's physical care.
- Contribute to continuous needs assessment and progress monitoring in alignment with the school's assessment systems.
- Act as a 'Link Worker' for designated students and maintain regular communication with parents and carers.
- Take charge of your professional development through in-house and external training.
- Promote best practices in classroom organisation and curriculum delivery.
- Guide and support new or inexperienced staff and volunteers.
- Ensure the classroom environment is well-maintained with an emphasis on displays and presentation of students' work.
- Effectively manage delegated resources and contribute to a safe working environment.
- Contribute to the ongoing development of the service by suggesting improvements.
- Previous experience working as a learning support assistant or in a similar role.
- GCSE grade A-C (or equivalent) in English and Maths.
- Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support in Teaching & Learning or equivalent (or willingness to commence training within 4 months of employment).
- Familiarity with special educational needs (SEN), especially ASD.
- Understanding of child protection and safeguarding.
- Awareness of anti-discrimination, disability rights, and equal opportunities practices.
- Proficiency in key aspects of Health and Safety at work.
- Adherence to instructions and policy guidelines.
- A clean current driving licence.
- Previous experience working with children and young people, particularly those with special educational needs
Don't miss this excellent opportunity to contribute to the development of children and young people with ASD.
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