Special School Support Assistant

Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant - Southwark, South East London

Ref: 5605Friday 31 May 2024

£20,000 - £23,000

Special School Support Assistant

Permanent - September 2024

PAYE

London Borough of Southwark

Monday to Friday, 9AM - 4PM - 32.5 Working Hours

 

 

We are working closely with a beautiful SEN school in the vibrant London Borough of Southwark. We are looking for passionate individuals who are committed to making a positive impact in the lives of our students aged 11-19 with Autism/ASC, complex needs, severe learning difficulties (SLD), profound multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), and medical needs. Some students have limited mobility and use wheelchairs, so experience supporting students with physical disabilities is highly desirable.

At this school, you will be part of a very creative and safe learning environment where the school prioritises the well-being of their staff. You will work alongside a dedicated team of professionals committed to providing exceptional care and education to students. As a SSSA, you will play a vital role in supporting students' individual needs, including academic, social, emotional, and physical development.

 

Special School Support Assistant main responsibilities:

  • Providing support to students with Autism/ASC, complex needs, severe learning difficulties, profound multiple learning difficulties, and medical needs, in their academic and personal development

  • Assisting students with limited mobility, including those who use wheelchairs, in accessing the school environment and participating in classroom activities

  • Collaborating with teachers and other staff to create a safe and inclusive learning environment

  • Implementing personalised curriculum and behaviour management strategies for students

  • Supporting students in developing their communication, social, and life skills

  • Assisting with personal care tasks, including feeding, toileting, and medication administration as required

 

Ideal SSSA:

  • Ideally have experience working with children and young people with Autism/ASC and complex needs, preferably in an educational or care setting

  • Ideally have knowledge and experience in supporting students with physical disabilities and mobility issues, including wheelchair users

  • May have worked as a care worker or care assistant

  • May have relevant qualifications and/or degrees such as Health and Social Care, Psychology, Criminology, or Nursing

  • Aspiring educational psychologists, therapists, or educators

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with students, staff, and parents

  • Patience, empathy, and a positive attitude toward supporting students with diverse needs

 

This is a PERMANENT position starting in September 2024. The school offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The school is committed to the professional development of its staff and provides ongoing training and support to ensure your success in the role.

If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of students with SEN and want to work in a supportive and caring environment, we would love to hear from you! Join us and be part of a rewarding journey in shaping the students' lives. Apply now!

 

What will the school expect from you?

  • A serious hunger to build a career around SEN

  • Someone who will go above and beyond to care for SEN children

  • A staff member who excels at building solid relationships with other workforce and students

  • A nurturing yet resilient character

 

To find out more, apply today! 

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