SEND Learning Support Assistant

Job Overview

London, England
Job Type
Full Time
£80 - £85 Per Day
Date Posted
15 days ago

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Job Description

  • SEND Learning Support Assistant
  • SEND School
  • Croydon
  • Full-time ongoing contract
  • 7th June start

We are currently looking for a confident and proactive Learning Support Assistant to join a specialist SEND school on a long-term basis for the last half-term of the academic year.

The Role

In this role you will be working alongside another learning support assistant to provide 2 to 1 support for a pupil with Autism and severe learning difficulties. The pupil can display very challenging behaviour and has the potential to be violent towards staff so you should have experience and training in de-escalation and restraint. The school are ideally looking for an LSA with MAYBO training in positive behaviour support and solid previous experience supporting pupils with severe learning difficulties.

You will be based in a small class of mixed age pupils working on pathway 5, a specialised curriculum for pupils with special educational needs. Within the classroom lessons will be focused on communication and life skills.

This role is offered on a contract basis until the end of the academic year and will continue in the new academic year for the right candidate.

The School

This specialist SEND schools caters for boys from 11 - 19 with moderate to severe learning difficulties and/or disabilities, Autistic Spectrum Disorder. All students have a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education Health and Care Plan. The school offers a welcoming, caring and highly person-centered approach in supporting all students to maximize independence and achieve their aspirations through a rich, personalised curriculum. Facilities at the school are good and they have their own forest school. The school is very committed to professional development and training is readily available.

To apply for this role you must have:
  • previous experience working with pupils with severe learning difficulties/Autism
  • MAYBO training or be prepared to undertake the training course
  • A good understanding in managing challenging behaviour and violent outbursts
  • Be prepared to support with personal care
Please apply with an up to date CV outlining your experience in SEND work.We have a policy to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to reply to individual enquiries. If we have not contacted you within this specified time your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Philosophy Education is a Recruitment Business and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its clients.


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