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Learning Support Assistant

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Employer: Great Oaks College
Location: Not Specified
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Great Oaks College provides further educational opportunities to students aged 19-24 with moderate, severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties or autism.

We are looking to employ a Learning Support Assistant to our team. As well as being calm and patient, you will need a good team working skills and be passionate about supporting students with special educational needs. Applicants must be physically fit and willing to undertake all aspects of personal care including toileting and feeding.

Main purpose of the job:

To support teachers, experienced teaching assistants and apprentices in providing for the personal care and medical needs of students including hoisting, physiotherapy programmes, manual handling and support in eating, drinking and using the toilet.

To support the development of learning, independence, communication and behaviour under the guidance of the classroom team.

Main responsibilities and tasks:

1.To be part of a classroom team, and work under the direction of the class teacher and experienced teaching assistants.

2. To work alongside the teaching assistant and teacher to maintain a purposeful, orderly, supportive and safe environment.

3. To assist with the development of resources for teaching activities, alongside the classroom team.

4. To assist the classroom team in delivering educational programmes, designed by the teacher and the therapists working in the college.

5. To take part in team meetings, reporting on student performance.

6. To support students with their personal care including feeding and toileting.

7. To support students’ medical needs including those who are tube fed and those who may need emergency medication, suction or oxygen after training and when there is a trained healthcare assistant on site.

8. To supervise students during leisure time including whilst outside.

9. To be aware of the College’s Adult Safeguarding policies and procedures.

10.To report immediately to the Head of College or Assistant Head teacher any concerns about a student’s wellbeing. JD – LSA September 2022

11.To use experienced staff as a source of advice and guidance in developing own practice

12.To use communication strategies as identified in ILP’s and SALT programmes.

13.To Support students in developing ICT skills.

14.To use ICT skills in their everyday work. taking photographs, videos to record progress

15.Follow Health and Safety procedures and report issues promptly.

16.Follow PHP’s using identified strategies to keep everyone safe.

17.To undertake flexibly any other reasonable requests made by the head teacher, head of department or class teacher in line with the duties of support staff.

This position is subject to a satisfactory fully enhanced DBS check and references being received. All positions are subject to the satisfactory completion of a 26 working week probation period.

Hours of work: Monday to Friday 8:30 – 15:15, 30 hours per week, 0.72312 fte

Pay Scale: Inner London Pay Scale 5 (P11 to P15) Full time Salary between £31,242 to £33,204.

Actual Salary: £22,591 to £24,010 per annum

Interview dates will be confirmed.

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