Learning Support Assistant

Walton Pre School, Walton on the Naze

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Job Ref No. ECC203482-21 Position Type: Early Years Pay Range: £8.91 per hr
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 03/12/2021 Midnight Date of Interviews: 06.12.21  

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Job Description

16 Hours per week + 1 hr key work during term time only

Position: Learning Support Assistant Early Years Level 2/ 3 (1:1 support)

Responsible to: Pre-School Manager

Purpose of Job: To work as part of the pre-school team under the direction of the pre-school leader to provide safe, high quality education and care specifically for the young person in your care.

Main Duties:

• To support a child with complex needs and communication delay

• To support the child in small groups and 1:1 interventions

• To get to know and understand the child's needs and interests and use this understanding to work with the child to support and encourage

• To support the child's social and emotional well being

• To assist the child's development of social, cognitive and emotional skills

• To give support and encouragement at meal and snack times

• To help the child engage socially with their peers

• To support and encourage good behaviour to enable the child to work within the boundaries set as well as gaining an understanding of triggers.

• Support targets from the child's one plan and assist to develop next steps.

• To maintain a safe and secure environment for the child

• To help and support the child to understand her feelings and emotions and be able to try and express these in an appropriate way.

• To support the child to make good choices and encourage independent learning

• To demonstrate excellent communication and literacy skills.

• To work with the complex needs team to deliver speech and language support programmes

• To assist in observations, assessments and recording the child's progress

• To work in partnership with parents, SENDCo and other professionals involved with the child

• To plan activities to encourage continued development

• To have an understanding of Autism and be able, where possible to create an Autism friendly environment.

• To keep up to date with current thinking by attending courses, reading documents, articles etc as required to fulfil this role and attend training to support this role.

Candidate must have a full and relevant level 2/3 early years qaulification or Level 2 LSA if asssessed in EYFS

Previous applicants need not apply

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Jackie Pobjoy
Standley Road, Walton on the Naze
Essex, CO14 8PT
Telephone: 01255 672189
Email: walton.preschool@googlemail.com

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