The Education Network is seeking to appoint a resilient and hardworking Learning Support Assistant (Autism) to join one of our fantastic partnership SEN schools in Sunderland beginning October 2019. The school are looking for a specialist Learning Support Assistant who will be able to work on a 1:1 basis with a pupil with Autism. The successful candidate will therefore be comfortable managing challenging and varying behaviour, and will ideally have experience supporting individuals with ASC.
This school is supportive with a strong network of staff who work together as a team to ensure that disadvantaged children are offered the best possible chance to succeed, making this an excellent opportunity to develop your practice as a 1:1 Learning Support Assistant.
Successful candidates must:
- Have recent and relevant experience in a similar role, preferably working with children with Autism, though we will accept applicants with a background in mainstream education, care or nursing.
- Possess the key transferrable skills needed to be able to effectively support children with ASC, such as resilience, confidence, patience and a nurturing personality.
- Have experience dealing with challenging behaviour.
- Be able to effectively assist learning on a 1:1, small group or whole class basis – depending on the requirement.
- Possess an enhanced DBS certificate or be willing to obtain one.
- Have a full understanding of the safeguarding responsibilities of a 1:1 Learning Support Assistant.
It is desirable (but not essential) that candidates have experience of:
- Team Teach
- Moving and Handling
- Autism Awareness
- Personal Care
If you believe that you are suitable for the role of 1:1 Learning Support Assistant, please apply to this advert for an informal chat about the registration process.
If you have not heard form us within 3 working days, this means your application has been unsuccessful.The Education Network Offer:
Our specialist team have a combined experience of over 25 years and have unrivalled reputation within the education market, taking great pride in the extremely high service levels that we provide to both our schools and our candidates. Our service is honest and efficient and, in addition to our recruitment solution, we offer the opportunity for additional training and development for our candidates. You will also receive personalised career support from the team.
The opportunity to work in friendly, caring and supportive atmosphere where every child matters. Highly supportive, committed and hard working Consultants who will endeavor to find assignments suited to your needs.
An opportunity to extend your professional development as well as excellent rates of pay.
The Education Network is committed to safe guarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Appointments will be subject to our stringent vetting procedures, including enhanced DBS checks and references.-
The Education Network is committed to Safer Recruitment and recruits to Compliance standards. Any appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check in addition to other safeguarding checks. The Education Network is an equal opportunities employer. The Education Network is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this vacancy.
Due to the expected high-volume of applications we receive only short-listed candidates will be contacted within 3 days.