Autism Support

Location: Leeds, Leeds, England
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: Primary | Primary Teaching and Learning Assistants | Primary SEN Support
Reference: PE11320564
Salary: £65 - £78 per day, Benefits: PAYE, Team Teach Training, SEND Training
Job Published: about 2 months ago
Autism Support

Protocol Education are currently recruiting Learning Support Assistants for one of our Partnership schools which is a Mainstream Primary Resource Provision. The provision provides support and education for 30+ primary-aged children with SEND needs. Pupils have a range of additional needs including Autism and complex communication barriers for pupils in early years, key stage 1 and key stage 2.

The school are looking to expand and are seeking additional Learning Support Assistants with relevant experience for full time work following successful trials.

We are looking for people who are:

* VERSATILE - You may be supporting Early Years in the morning and then be required to support KS2 in the afternoon. The ideal candidates will be able to hit the ground running and adapt to different situations effectively. You will never have a dull day in school and will have a real desire to help out where needed.

* RESILIANT - The school can be challenging. The children have a range of needs and can display challenging behaviour that require de-escalation strategies. You will be required to focus on getting the best possible outcomes for children regardless of backgrounds.

* INNOVATIVE - Each child has their own EHCP or support plan, which will have guidance and advice on how best to support them. You will be required to build relationships with the children and encourage them to engage in activities that develop their education as well as their social and emotional needs. Children will respond to differing approaches and you must be willing to try innovative methods to engage them.

* RELIABLE - Working in SEND within mainstream schools can be a challenge. Perhaps the one thing children need more than anything else is consistency. If faces are constantly changing and classroom methods aren't consistent, children struggle to achieve the levels that they are capable of. We are looking for people who are 100% committed and have a real passion for working with additional needs and providing children the best support possible.

We are looking for determined, passionate individuals for immediate trials. Candidates who show the above qualities will be offered longer term work as well as permanent opportunities which provides a chance to be part of an exciting new chapter of the school's history.

In a general day you will be expected:

* To aid pupils to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and on his or her own.
* To ensure pupils are able to effectively use equipment and materials provided.
* Motivate and encourage pupils as required, by providing levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks as appropriate to pupils' needs
* Assist in areas the pupil may have additional difficulties, e.g. speech and language, reading, spelling, numeracy, handwriting/presentation
* Using praise, commentary and assistance to encourage pupils to concentrate and stay focussed on tasks.

The ideal person for this role will have the following:

* Experience of working with young people.
* TA/Mentor/Youth Work/ Community Work background
* Experience working with challenging behaviour and/or learning difficulties
* Knowledge of the range of different types of learning difficulties and disabilities
* Be trained in Team Teach or be willing to undergo training if necessary.

Please click apply if you have the relevant experience and one of our team will be in touch for a chat. For any questions regarding this position please don't hesitate to contact Protocol Education on 0113 233 7020. We look forward to hearing from you.