Early Years SEND Learning Support Assistants
A well-resourced, successful Primary Academy in Slough are looking to recruit a number of Learning Support Assistands to work with children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities within their Early Years classes.
The school is a friendly and caring place to work, despite being a large and vibrant Primary school. Management and staff work together to cultivate an ethos of a work-life balance, as well as having a strong focus on personal and professional development and mutal respect, this school offers a supportive and fun environment.
In this role you will be working with children who are joining the school, and will need a variety of support with areas such as social and communication support, and well as providing a nurturing and caring approach to respond to the needs of the child and adapt to ensure they are able to thrive within their new learning environments.
As part of the role you will be expected to take a lead on supporting students with SEND with a range of activities and interventions in areas such as math’s, phonics and literacy so it is essential that you are confident in this area, this can either be from a strong education background or experience working in a similar setting. Ideally you wil have knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum or have specific experience and stratgies for working with children with SEND for example those with Autism or Down Sydrome.
Any strategies to support such as PECS, Makaton, sign along or any similar experience would be fantastic, however the school are open to people with varied experience providing they have the passion and dedication to work with children with SEND and supporting them to develop confidence and inspire a love of learning. People who have a pro-active, can do attitude and are flexible as the role requires you to work both 1:1 and in groups as well as being able to adapt to the changing needs of the children and the school as a whole.
This is an incredibly important role where you will have the opportunity to make a real difference, helping children to develop and achieve their full potential. In return for your hard work you will receive competitive rates of pay as well as the opportunity for continued professional development.
If this sounds like the role for you then please do get in touch ASAP with your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or applying directly to this advert please make sure this demonstrates how you are suitable for the position.
You will need to be available to work 8.30-3.30 Monday-Friday during term time.
All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQs on the Protocol Education website for further details.
All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.
Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
We offer FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.