Young Adults Support Assistant
Would you like to work with young people who need support?
The school provides support for children with Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties – PMLD, Autism and Physical or Learning Disabilities
The school provides a safe learning environment for children with severe and complex learning, social and communication difficulties, which may include physical disability.
The school also provides therapies such as occupational therapy, physiotherapy, music, speech and language therapies where these are part of a young person’s Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). The team works closely with therapists to ensure the physical and emotional support of the children.
The school has excellent facilities and on-site equipment including a therapy pool, sensory rooms and uses I-Gaze technology, and there is excellent on-site training and support, helping with progression to become senior support assistants, teachers, therapy assistants etc.
The Young Adults:
The young adults at the school have various special needs including Autism, Severe Learning Difficulties and Physical Disabilities where some will be non-verbal or require a degree of personal care.
What is Involved:
* Providing assistance and support for children before, during and after lessons
* Assisting children to understand and participate in tasks in an appropriate way
* Encouraging the development of appropriate social skills
* Ensuring individual student records are maintained
* Helping to build confidence and motivation
* Participating in team meetings and training programmes as an active member of a team
* Working with managers and employees to support the developing culture of the organisation
* Following regulations pertaining to safeguarding
* Where required, supporting individual needs including assisting with a wide range of medical and occasionally personal care tasks as necessary and providing physical support where needed (training will be provided in giving medical care and support)
What is Required:
* An Undergraduate Degree OR experience working with children and/or youth
* Knowledge, keen interest or understanding of the range of different types of learning difficulties and disabilities
* Ability to adapt to a various working environments and children with differing abilities
* A co-operative working style
* Practical approach to the needs of students with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (LDD)
* Good interpersonal and communication skills
* A caring attitude and a good listener
* Flexibility in terms of working patterns
* Self motivation
Academics Ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants will be required to hold or undertake an Enhanced DBS check and be fully vetted.
We appreciate the time invested in submitting applications for the role, and will be reviewing submissions as soon as received and getting in touch! If you have not heard from us within five days please accept that your application has not been successful but we thank you for applying.
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