Learning Support Assistant

Location: Waltham Forest
Job Type: Supply Teaching
Industry: Primary SEN Support
Reference: PE11250546
Salary: £60 - £70 per day
Job Published: 29 days ago
Learning Support Assistant

Daily Rate: Competitive

Location: Waltham Forest

Contract Type: Full Time/Part Time

Contract Term: Temporary

Start Date: Sept 2020

Learning Support Assistants work with pupils to help them address barriers (and potential barriers) to learning through supportive one-to-one relationships and sometimes small group work.

What's involved?
To help students develop coping strategies, enhance their motivation, raise their aspirations and encourage them to re-engage in learning. To work effectively, learning mentors have to take into account the range of complex issues that usually lay behind problems with learning and achievement (eg bereavement, lack of confidence/low self-esteem, low aspirations, mental health issues, relationship difficulties, bullying, peer pressure, family issues/concerns).

You will often have to:
• offer a sympathetic ear to young people with a range of behavioural, emotional and learning difficulties
• relate to young people with a wide range of abilities and often from diverse social backgrounds
• jointly develop plans of action to help young people overcome barriers to achieving their full potential
• liaise with parents and carers
• work closely with other professionals, like social workers, educational psychologists and education welfare officers.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary between schools and depending on the level and complexity of expected practice. As a minimum, you will normally need a good standard of general education, especially literacy and numeracy, and some experience of working with children or young people (either paid or through volunteering). Experience of other types of mentoring outside of education may also be helpful, for example peer-to-peer mentoring on anti-bullying projects, supporting people with disabilities or helping young people with health-related issues.

The following qualifications will also give you an advantage:
• Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools
• Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
• Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce (Learning, Development and Support Services option)
• Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools
• Foundation Degree in Learning Support

If you feel you are suitable for this role and are looking for flexible working options from September 2020 then join Protocol Education OR call one of our branches to discuss what we offer and how we can help.

Waltham Forest benefits from having high performing primary schools right across the borough, with dedicated teaching and support staff working exceptionally hard for all their children. The Schools are continually improving and innovating to meet the needs of their young people. One of London's biggest boroughs which is based in East London Protocol Education works with a number of the schools in the borough. Waltham Forest is a great location, conveniently located in North East London 30 minutes from Central London and the West End with great shopping, leisure and cultural hot spots, and in close proximity to the Olympic Village! The schools are interesting and varied, serving a diverse community.

Please note: We undertake safeguarding checks on all our workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'. As part of these checks, we require a current Enhanced DBS Disclosure for everyone working in schools. If you do not have a valid subscription to the DBS Update Service, we will require you to complete a new DBS application as part of the registration process, at a cost of £44.00.