Learning Support Assistant

Walton Pre School, Walton on the Naze

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Job Ref No. ECC203482-40 Position Type: Early Years Pay Range: £9.50 per hr
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 10/07/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: 14/07/22  

Job Description

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Job Description

Position: Pre-School Practitioner 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.

• 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 in relation to sensory needs

• To help the child engage socially with their peers encouraging sharing and turn taking.

• To support and encourage good behaviour to enable the child to work within the routines and boundaries set. Instigate calming strategies in a calm, positive and consistent approach.

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

• To maintain a safe and secure environment for the child, making adjustments to the learning environment as necessary.

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

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

• To demonstrate excellent communication and literacy skills.

• 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 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.

Hours of work Mon & Fri 09.00- 3.30 and Wed 09.00-12.00

Information about the School

Come and work for us we were recently awarded an Essex Teaching Award and a Pride of Essex Award.

We have highly skilled staff, bright and colourful classrooms, a stimulating outside hard surface garden and fantastic forest school area with an outdoor classroom. We have fun whilst learning and create the most amazing opporutunites for our children.

We offer funding for 2,3+4 year olds and are open every day from 08.45 to 3.30.

We provide a uniform to wear and are committed to supporting staff Continuing Professional Development.

We are a small dedicated team who strive to improve the educational outcomes for children as well as extending the children's life experiences through visits, outings and in house opportunities.

Call us now for an informal chat or to arrange a visit 01255 672189 / walton.preschool@googlemail.com.

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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