Learning Support Assistant - Positive Behaviour Focus

Recruiter
Derwen College
Location
Shrewsbury
Salary
Competitive
Posted
08 Aug 2017
Closes
17 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Learning Support Assistant - Positive Behaviour Focus? based in Oswestry, Shropshire offering a salary of GBP17,882.

This is an Ofsted "Outstanding" college. We support students with learning difficulties and disabilities to live the life they want and to be as independent as they can be. We work hard to develop the skills needed for employment and independent living - our aim is to recruit the best possible staff to deliver this first class experience to our students.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for two Learning Support Assistants with a Positive Behaviour Focus to join our vocational areas. This role will support learning and positive behaviour management within our vocational areas through planning and supporting subject specific sessions. You will also provide intervention with students in need of behavioural support.

The key role responsibilities of the Learning Support Assistant are:

Supporting vocational areas with aspects of behaviour management in line with agreed cross college low arousal approach
Development of strategies/resources to support students with specific behavioural needs
Support the delivery of vocational/subject specific curriculum including embedding functional skills
Support the delivery of accreditation where appropriate
Promote positive behaviour including one-to-one support where required
Contribute to on-going behaviour assessments of students
Facilitate work experience sessions
Contribute to administration e.g. assessment reports, learning plans and progress reporting focusing on behavioural targets

?Person Specification:

Proven success of working within a similar role - behaviour focus
LSA/Specialist qualification - Autism / High Needs is desirable although not essential
Excellent motivation, communication and team working skills
Knowledge of Ofsted framework and external quality standards
Ability to manage multiple tasks
Competent on MS Office

We can offer the right candidate a well-resourced and modern working environment, situated in a beautiful rural setting. We have a fantastic array of employee benefits including on-site shopping and leisure facilities, final salary pension scheme, substantial annual leave, flexible working arrangements and extensive continual professional development.

We are a Disability Confident employer and we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for suitable applicants.

CLOSING DATE - 24th August 2017