£300 - 350 per week
Permanent | Full Time
The school based in the Portsmouth area are seeking to appoint two specialist learning support assistants for September who have sound knowledge and experience of supporting students who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health Issues (SEMH) to work within their SEN department as directed by the SENCO. As a specialist SEMH LSA, you will support students who have difficulties with their behaviour, socialisation, attention, anxiety and depression, attachment, low self esteem and issues with self-image. The purpose of the role is to ensure that students who fall into these categories have provision to high quality education through intervention on a 1:1 and/or small group basis within nurturing
Within the SEN department the school has a specialist centre to support SEMH and is utilised to support pupils who experience short but significant periods of high anxiety, stress, distress or anger that affect their education. It also includes pupils who have a range of longer-term recognised mental health conditions. The school believes that all pupils should expect to receive an education that enables them to achieve the best education and wider outcomes and become confident, able to communicate their own views and ready to make a successful transition into adulthood. The SEN department has 3 other members of staff and an inclusion officer of whom you would work closely alongside to ensure that the schools mission for their students is effective.
Specific responsibilities include:
To be considered for the role, you should have a minimum of C grade in English & Maths at GCSE, be able to provide evidence of continual professional development and ideally be first aid trained (although not essential). Being able to demonstrate qualifications relevant to the role itself would be advantageous or a subject related degree. You should have experience working with young people, more specifically supporting young people of all abilities including those with SEN.
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All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.
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