SEN Learning Support Assistant - Graduate Opportunities - SEMH - Dorking
Would you like to work with young people who need support with their social, emotional mental health? If so, this is the ideal opportunity for you.
The school is based in Dorking and provides support for children aged 9-16 years who have a range of learning and behavioural needs due to social, emotional and mental health challenges. All students that attend the school have a designated Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) which details their specific needs in terms of the care and support they will have access to. The pupils at the school can struggle to form string, healthy relationships and can present high levels of anxiety and challenging behaviour.
The school is part of an award winning academy trust that has schools across Surrey, London, Sussex and Berkshire. All the schools in the Trust have access to The Training School, so as a member of staff, you will have access to high levels of ongoing support and training which will help your career to progress. This opportunity is very much open to more experienced practitioners or recent graduates that are keen to kick start their career in special needs.
What is involved:
- Providing assistance and supervision for children's behaviour during the school day and supporting their learning and participation in class
- Working with a class, a small group or individual learners, both inside and outside of the classroom
- Encouraging the development of social skills and supporting students' individual needs
- Helping to build confidence and motivation
- Participating in team meetings and training programmes as an active member of a team
- Maintaining progress records
- Supporting regulations pertaining to safeguarding
What is required:
- An Undergraduate Degree, ideally in a relevant subject such as Psychology/Criminology OR some specialist SEN training and experience
- Knowledge and/or a keen interest and understanding of the range of different types of learning and behavioural needs
- Good general education levels in English and Maths - A Levels are preferable
- A co-operative working style and a proactive approach to solving problems
- Good interpersonal and communication skill and a caring attitude
- Flexibility in terms of working patterns
- Graduate Learner Support Assistant, Teaching Assistant, Behaviour Mentor, Teacher
- £65 to £85 daily rate (5-day week - 30am to 4.00pm)
- Special needs schools and mainstream settings with specialist provision (SEMH, ASC, challenging behaviour)
- Full time and part time roles, flexible working hours and short and long term contracts
- September 2021 start, or sooner for those that are available.
- Apply via this advert or call Ben Mason on for more details.