Learning Support Assistant - Early Years
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Job Title: Learning Support Assistant - Early Years
Location: Oakfield House School, Salwick
Salary: £18,832.35 per annum
Hours: 37.5 hour per week, Monday to Friday
Contract: Permanent, Term Time only
Oakfield House School has an exciting and challenging opportunity for an Early Years - Learning Support Assistant to join our supportive team. We are looking for an Early Years Learning Support Assistant to assist in providing safe, high-quality education and care for our reception age pupils.
About the role
We want each young person at Oakfield House School to achieve their own ambitions and to live fulfilling and productive lives. We want you to encourage each individual to achieve their potential and dream big, despite of any challenges you or they may face. This can be achieved by assisting and supporting the class teachers with the agreed learning plans, whilst also being responsible for safeguarding the young people. This will include making sure they are healthy, safe, and as comfortable as possible and assisting with the physical, emotional, and personal care needs for each individual.
We need someone who can work well within a team, has great communication skills, can manage their workload and be prepared for the varying difficulties the role may present. You also must have a Grade C or above GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths and have some experience in an Education Setting or with Special educational needs pupils. Learning through play and who can offer support for young pupils with additional needs is vital.
- Helping pupils learn through fun and educational activities.
- Managing a daily schedule that includes activities, toilet breaks, lunch, and rest time.
- Feeding, toilet training and changing pupils
- To follow the principles of safeguarding to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils.
- To work as a member of the reception team to provide high quality care and education.
- Ensure that each pupil’s cognitive, social, and emotional needs are met.
- To ensure the education environment, is a safe place for pupils, that equipment is safe, high standards of hygiene are always adhered to.
- To foster pupils’ growth, self-esteem, and independence.
- To plan and deliver focused learning opportunities for individual pupils and to carry out.
- To work with the key workers, to discuss each pupil’s individual needs.
- To help extend the curriculum for the pupils by participating in outings and trips including going swimming.
- To maintain confidential files, reports, and developmental records for assessment purposes.
- To support the Class Teachers in delivering agreed learning activities to ensure each individual pupil meets their discrete learning needs.
- To undertake relevant training programmes as and when required by the school.
- You must be available to work the shifts required.
- You must have a Grade C or above in your Maths and English GCSE’s or equivalent.
- You must have some experience within an educational setting or with Special Educational Needs.
- You must be willing to learn sign language.
Oakfield House School is an outstanding primary school for autistic pupils and those with social, emotional and mental health needs. Our school is a country house built in the 1880's, set in eight acres of beautiful parkland.
We cater for 42 boys and girls aged between 4 – 12 years old and we have been judged as Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted.
The Site is situated in Salwick near Preston and are within commutable distance from Preston, Blackpool, Chorley, Leyland and surrounding areas.
For over 16 years Options Autism have provided care and education to pupils, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. As part of Outcomes First Group, we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.
Why join Options Autism?
Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:
- Life Assurance
- Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
- “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks
And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:
- A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
- 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
- Cycle to Work Schemes
- Electric Car Purchase Scheme
- Critical illness cover
And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.
We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants to a fully enhanced DBS.
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