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Burnham on Crouch Primary School is seeking to appoint an experienced SEND Learning Support Assistant to support a child in year 1 with a diagnosis of Autism. Working as part of a team you will need to be calm, kind flexible and dedicated. We are looking for someone who is prepared to undertake a range of training to support the needs of the child.
This role is for 27.5 hours per week Monday -Friday and will be a "named child contract". A genuine love of working with children is essential.
The successful candidate will be required to attend to pupils' personal needs, helping with social, welfare, care and health matters, which may include toileting, dressing, feeding and mobility.
The successful applicant will:
· Have experience in supporting pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as other needs such as learning difficulties and Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs.
· Be enthusiastic, confident and able to show initiative as well as being creative.
· Be caring and patient
· Be able to work in partnership with SENCO, CT & external agencies
· Establish constructive relationships with pupils, acting as a role model, and interact with them according to individual needs.
· Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
· Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
· Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers.
· 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.
· Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
· Hold at least an A - C pass in GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent)
The successful applicant would be expected to:
· Assist with the development and implementation of One Plans/EHCPs
· Monitor and record pupil responses and learning
· To supervise the pupil for limited and specific periods including break times
· To assist with escorting the pupil on educational visits
· To physically assist the pupil during activities e.g. swimming
· Use initiative and contribute to creating a stimulating and purposeful learning environment.
· Work in partnership with other teaching assistants
· Encourage independence and promote self-confidence
· Support the class teacher in planning differentiated work for the pupil
· Create simple resources to support the pupil's work, as appropriate
· Attend INSET days and training as identified by the Head teacher
What we can offer you:
· High quality support & training
· Weekly PPA
· Opportunities to work with other professionals and outside agencies
· Mentoring by an experienced colleague
· Being part of an recognised Ofsted outstanding provision