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Learning Support Assistant at Doucecroft School
Location:Doucecroft School, Eight Ash Green, Colchester
Salary: £15,511 (£8.72 per hour)
Full time, term time only-38.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, plus 3 days per annum during school holidays
You will provide direct support to our students in their learning environment in both a group and individual setting. Taking an active role in a wide range of classroom and physical activities throughout the academic year; assisting and working closely with the Class Teacher and Teaching Assistant to contribute to lessons. Based at Doucecroft School, a converted estate in a beautiful setting near Colchester your main duties will include:
Supporting the students alongside colleagues in the classroom, during break periods and at lunchtimes
Under the direction of the Class Teacher, help prepare for lessons, contribute towards and carry out schemes of work and Individual Student Plans (ISP) and Care Plans
Keeping an up-to-date knowledge of each student's stage of development regarding assessment, communication, ISPs and management programmes
Supporting the Class Teacher in planning and preparing for educational visits and school journeys and accompany students on such visits
NVQ Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning - desirable
Maths and English GCSE Grade C or above - essential
Relevant experience working with students with autism or learning disabilities in an educational setting - essential
Experience working with students across the ability range and autistic spectrum - desirable
To be able to drive and hold a full driving licence - desirable
Autism Anglia's Doucecroft School provides education and care for children and young people with autistic spectrum condition. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a well-established charity who provide to their staff ongoing training and supervision, continuing professional development and support as well as an extensive induction on commencement of employment.
Death in Service Benefit
Access to Perkbox incentives including exclusive High Street, entertainment, restaurant and supermarket discounts
Refer a friend scheme
Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check as well as requiring a signed declaration, `Childcare Disqualification Declaration Form`
If no response is received within 3 weeks of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful. You are welcome to apply again for other positions
Information about the School
Doucecroft School is a specialist co-educational school for children and young people with autism and additional complex needs, age 3 –19 years. Established in 1977, we are experienced and successful in meeting the needs of students with wide-ranging strengths and needs, providing a nurturing environment where students are able to thrive and grow in independence and self-esteem.
Students can benefit from our flexible boarding provision or can attend school as day students and come from across the Anglia region and the London boroughs.
Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy are provided on-site by our experienced therapy team.
Doucecroft School is part of Autism Anglia, a regional charity working with children, adults and families affected by Autism.