Learning Support Assistant, Southwark

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Smart TeachersSouthwark

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Starting at £17,000
Contract term: Permanent

Smart Teachers is recruiting for a Learning Support Assistant to work with students in a Year 6 class with social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH) in the South-East area of London. This role would suit someone with resilience, experience and the ability to work with vulnerable students on a daily basis. There are a total of 41 students currently on role at this independent school, and some will have additional needs such as ADHD, Global Delay and ASD. This is a permanent role working in an extremely well-resourced and purposely renovated alternative education provision.  

About the Role

· Learning Support Assistant working with a Year 6 class with up to 10 students 

· This class can be challenging, so would need someone who is resilient and has worked with challenging behaviour previously 

· Supporting the class teachers and the students in both group and one-to-one settings 

· Full-time 

· Permanent position 

· Commencing in September 

· Salary starting at £17,000

About the School

· Independent school based in South-East London 

· Stable and established team of staff includes support staff, teachers and qualified therapists and a solid Senior Leadership Team

· Daily briefings are held with all members of staff, which is particularly important given the SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties) needs of the students

· 41 students currently attend the school

· Challenging behaviour, detachment disorders and global development delay are commonplace across the classes

· Lunch is made every day by a chef on site, with students assisting in preparing meals 

· Chicken run onsite and the eggs laid are used in the kitchen

· Padded time-out room available 

· Apple macs with the latest technology are found in every classroom 

· Provides extensive professional development for staff. Fast track career progression and upward mobility available for the right fit

· Provides training in Team Teach and First Aid, as well as ongoing CPD support and workshops from the school

· A generous salary scale increasing each year 

In order to be considered for this role, the Learning Support Assistant will need to meet the following criteria:

· Previous experience working with students with challenging behaviour essential

· Have proven experience working within a UK-based classroom

· Eligible to work in the UK (must have valid visa)

· Recent classroom-based references and valid DBS/police checks

As well as being part of this school's community, working with Smart Teachers also gives you access to: 

· Free CPD workshops

· Regular social events

· Consultant exclusivity

Interested in Applying?

To apply you must be eligible to work in the UK and meet all national safeguarding criteria. Please email your CV to lxdresourcing@smartteachers.co.uk quoting job reference number lxd49788

Due to the high volume of applications received, please note only suitable candidates will be contacted. 

Smart Teachers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates registering with Smart Teachers will need to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS and/or provide police checks from other countries, where appropriate. Smart Teachers is an equal opportunities employer.

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