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Learning Support Assistant – Special Needs ( Al Waab Campus)

Learning Support Assistant – Special Needs ( Al Waab Campus)

Doha College


  • Expired
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
To be confirmed
Apply by:
5 November 2017

Job overview

Learning Support Assistant – Special Needs ( Al Waab Campus)

Primary Objective of Role:

This is an exciting new role. You will be supporting individual pupils across the school, who may have a range of complex needs. You will be assisting with supervision of pupils and 1:1 with identified pupils. 

Primary objective of this role is to work under the instruction/guidance of teaching/senior staff to undertake support programmes, to enable access to learning for individual pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils with complex needs such as speech, motor, learning and physical disabilities. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area.

Accountability and Responsibilities:

§ To supervise and provide particular support for individual pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities. 

§ To assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education Plans

§ To establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs.

§ To promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.

§ To encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.

§ To set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence.

§ To provide feedback in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher.

§ To create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans and assist with the display of pupils’ work.

§ To use strategies, in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals.

§ To assist with the planning of learning activities.

§ To monitor pupil’s responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed.

§ Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupil’s achievement, progress, problems etc.

§ To promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour.

§ To establish constructive relationships with parents/carers.

§ To undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses.

§ To support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use.

§ To prepare, maintain and use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activity and assist pupils in their use.

§ To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.

§ To be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.

§ To contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.

§ To appreciate and support the role of other professionals.

§ To assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtime.

Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

§ Ability to work effectively within a team.

§ Good communication and interpersonal skills.

§ Good planning and organisational skills.

§ Positive approach to problem solving.

§ Experience of working with or caring for children with Special needs. Specifically : 

o Motor Difficulties 

o Learning Difficulties 

o Speech Difficulties 

§ Knowledge of policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection is essential.

Education and Training:

§ Experience of working within a care profession would be a distinct advantage 

§ Previous experience in education desirable.

Special Circumstances:

§ It is essential that the holder of this position is supportive and sensitive to children with specific needs.

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About Doha College

About Doha College

As one of the oldest British Schools in Qatar, Doha College boasts a rich history of educational excellence based on firmly embedded values, a passion for learning and an international environment that inspires through its sheer diversity.

Originally opened in 1980, the school continues to operate on a not-for-profit basis under the sponsorship of the British Embassy. It features over 2,600 students aged 3 -18 from 83 different nationalities. We are truly an international school teaching the well-respected British curriculum, offering IGCSE, AS, and A levels in a wide range of subjects.

Benefitting from a 90,000m² state-of-the-art campus that opened in September 2020, we offer cutting-edge facilities and inspiring learning environments that feature dedicated zones for Primary and Secondary, as well as expansive indoor and outdoor sports facilities, drama studios and swimming pools. Our world-class campus allows future generations of Doha College students to thrive and unlock their full potential in an environment that is fit for the learning needs of the 21st century.

Doha College’s salary and benefits package is recognised as one of the best in the Middle East. Our staff receive a generous tax-free salary, a monthly accommodation allowance, an annual flight allowance and a substantial settling-in allowance. We have a comprehensive onboarding and orientation programme, providing support at every step of the process, allowing new staff to navigate the challenges of an international move effectively. Doha College also offers an enormous CPD budget, allowing our staff to multiply their talent and pursue further education and training courses within Qatar and around the world.

A combination of old-world hospitality and cosmopolitan sophistication makes Qatar a country like no other. Its capital, Doha, has something for everyone. Whether you are looking to move with your family or to come on your own, you are guaranteed a warm welcome.

In keeping with our motto, Excellence for All, Excellence from All, we foster outstanding relationships from which students and staff draw their ambition to do well and make a lasting contribution to College life and society as a whole - so why not apply and join our team?


To enable personal growth, instil a passion for learning and create aspirational minds.


As a not-for-profit British International School, Doha College develops confidence, creativity and intellectual curiosity in a safe, caring and inclusive environment for our students to make a lasting contribution to global society.

Core Values

  • Excellence and Diligence
  • Respect and Integrity
  • Commitment and Accountability
  • Perseverance and Honesty
  • Fun and Enjoyment
  • Challenge and Reward

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