Learning Support Assistant- ASC Specialist

The Alderton Junior School, Loughton
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Job Ref No. ECC2473-110S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 3
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 06/06/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: 9th June 2022  

Job Description

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Are you passionate about providing the best possible education for all children? Are you passionate about inclusion? Then this could be the role for you!

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and hardworking learning support assistant to support children with high needs Autism Spectrum Conditions within a small group, and on a 1:1 basis in class support.

In addition to your role in class, you will be expected to:

· Work alongside the class teacher to plan and prepare or adapt resources for key children.

· Work alongside external agencies, and apply any advice in to classroom practice (e.g the Educational Psychologist or Speech and Language Therapist)

· Attend meetings such as 'One Plans' and annual reviews.

· Support pupils at lunch, carry out break duties.

· Carry out any duties as directed by the class teacher, Head of Learning Support or Head Teacher as required.

The school is committed to Safeguarding and all appointments will be subject to receipt of all relevant checks and a clear DBS.

Essential knowledge and experience:

Recent experience of working closely to support pupils with complex needs, specifically those with ASC.

Experience of devising/following personalised curriculum plans for individuals, including following specialist programmes of support such as OT programmes, physiotherapy and speech and language.

Experience of supporting pupils to communicate and socialise with others.
A good standard of English and Maths (to GCSE level)
Relevant knowledge of Safeguarding procedures and why these are important
Experience of working with parents to support a pupil
Clearly enjoys being with children and supporting them to achieve their best
Ability to work independently using own initiative
Physically fit due to physical demands of post
Patience, empathy and understanding
Able to work well as part of team
Accepting of advice and direction with a willingness to act upon this
Flexible and adaptable
Respectful of confidentiality
Ensures high standards in behaviour and pupil learning. Working in accordance with school policies
Willing to attend training and a commitment to professional development

Desirable
Child Care or LSA qualifications to NVQ level 2 or above
First aid certificates

Training and understanding of the key principles of Trauma Perceptive Practice.

MAPAS training/PI training



Information about the School

The Alderton Junior School is a growing 2 to 3 form entry Junior School for pupils between the ages of 7 to 11 years. We are a forward-thinking school, working in collaboration with 15 other local schools as part of the Epping Forest Schools Multi-Academy Trust. Situated in Loughton, Essex, close to transport links into Central London but with the countryside, community feel of the Epping Forest Area.

Our vision is clear, to provide pupils with an exceptional education that is inclusive and challenging for all learners and provides wider opportunities for all. We are the Alderton family. We nurture every individual so that everyone who joins our family feels that they are safe and that they belong. We instil in our pupils our school values and we believe strongly in the power of hope, compassion, kindness, collaboration and belonging. The Alderton Junior School provides nearly 300 children with exciting learning opportunities that enhance their academic as well as social and physical development.

For further information, including the Job Description and the Person Specification, download the recruitment pack from our website www.aldertonjunior.co.uk or contact admin@alderton-jun.essex.sch.uk.

Visits to the school are encouraged. Candidates should contact the school to discuss arrangements for a COVID-19 safe appointment. Candidates are also encouraged to review the information on our website.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and we are committed to safeguarding our school community. The appointment will therefore be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS checks.

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.

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Contact Information

Tammy Eaton
Alderton Hall Lane, Loughton
Essex, IG10 3HE
Telephone: 020 85082521
Email: admin@alderton-jun.essex.sch.uk

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