Learning Support Assistant

Hillingdon, London
Date Posted:30 Oct 2019
  1. SEN Teaching Assistant
£70 - £85 per day
  1. Long-term

Learning Support Assistant

Hillingdon, London
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Support at this school is unique. Working with students aged 16 years old and above, you will be working in a holistic way to support independent living skills, essential life skills and community engagement. Your key focus will be empowering students with disabilities to gain vital skills for a happy and fulfilling life after school.

You will be working at a specialist SEN college based in Uxbridge, Hillingdon. The hours of work are 8.45am - 4.30pm. Students are on site Monday to Thursday, giving you Fridays off. The school are looking to trial capable SEN LSAs immediately and the role would continue until the end of the academic year.

Everything this school does is based on creating and improving opportunities for students to live their life to the fullest. Staff support students to gain work experience, have social experiences, and try new things on a regular basis. Building independence and confidence to support students as they become adults.

Students at the school have a broad range of needs including Profound and multiple learning disabilities, Moderate learning difficulties, Physical and sensory impairments, Mental health and/or emotional difficulties, Communication and behavioural difficulties, Social and communication disorders (e.g. Autistic Spectrum Disorders) and specific medical needs.

You will need to be a creative and active individual who is able to see beyond a student's disability to envision their potential and what they can achieve. Your support and help on a day to day basis will make the difference between a successful transition into life after school for the young people you work with.

All students are supported with a personal plan and timetable created just for them. The timetable will have off site activities such as work experience, community groups and sports clubs. Students are also supported by an onsite therapy team consisting of Occupational Therapists, Speech and language therapists, Physiotherapists, Music therapists, and Hydrotherapy support.

The LSA would:
*Be experienced working with PMLD and SEN learners within SEN settings
*Work according to personalised plans and timetables for each student
*Support students 1:1 and in small groups at school and offsite in the community
*Work Monday to Thursday
*Ideally be Team Teach trained and experienced in manual handling
*Be creative and passionate about disability support
*Empower young adults with disabilities to gain vital life skills for living and community engagement

The school:
*Has around 30 pupils aged 16 years and older
*Has been rated by OFSTED as Outstanding
*Class sizes of 10 pupils maximum, most classes are much smaller
*Caters for pupils with PMLD, MLD, Physical and Sensory impairments, SLD, ASD and complex needs
*Has a student timetable from Monday to Thursday with staff training days on Friday
*Is part of a wider College group with specialist sites across London

To join us and be successful in this Teaching role you will need to:
* Hold an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional reference checks
* Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and any employment breaks must be explained
* You must have the legal right to work in the UK

Click 'Apply now' to be considered for this great position as an Learning Support Assistant in Hillingdon, London or for more information about the role, contact Jade George on 0207 845 5450 / OPTION 3 or jade.george@twrecruitment.com We look forward to hearing from you and helping take you on the next step of your teaching career.

Tradewind Recruitment is a Sunday Times Top 100 employer - stopping at nothing to ensure our candidates, clients and employees come first. At Tradewind you will have access to 25 fully certified CPD courses, that's 18 more than our next nearest competitor, all focused on making you the best you can be. We have the very best people available to take your call and look after you every step of the way. We pride ourselves on exceptional service and take the time to really get to know you. Put simply; we listen, we learn, we deliver. Why? Because our people matter most.

We specialise in matching Teachers and Support Staff to their dream job, and help Primary, Secondary and SEN schools recruit for a wide range of roles across our 11 offices in the UK, including: London, the West Midlands, the North West, East Anglia, the North East, the South West, Yorkshire, the Midlands, Herts and Bucks.

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