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Kickstart - Learning Support Assistant

Job details
Posting date: 24 December 2021
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 12 February 2022
Location: Brading, PO360DS
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000348101

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Summary


To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and 16 to 24 years old.

EMPLOYER
Brading CE Primary School

JOB SUMMARY
To work under the direct instruction of staff usually in the classroom with the teacher and to support access to learning for pupils.

Support for Pupils:
1.Attend to the pupils’ personal needs, and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters.
2.Supervise and support pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning.
3.Establish good relationships with pupils acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs.
4.Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
5.Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
6.Encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate.
7.Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence.
8.Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher.
Support for Teachers:
9.Prepare classroom as directed for lessons and clear afterwards and assist with the display of pupils’ work.
10.Be aware of pupil problems / progress / achievements and report to the teacher as agreed.
11.Undertake pupil record keeping as requested.
12.Support the teacher in managing pupil behaviour, reporting difficulties as appropriate.
13.Provide clerical / admin support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, collecting money, etc.
Support for the Curriculum:
14.Support the pupils to understand the learning.
15.Support pupils in respect of local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, KS3, early years as directed by the teacher.
16.Support pupils in using basic ICT as directed.
17.Prepare and maintain equipment / resources as directed by the teacher and assist pupils in their use.
18.Undertake structured and agreed learning activities / teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses.
19.Undertake programmes linked to local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, early years recording achievement and progress and feeding back to the teacher.
Support for the School:
20.Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
21.Contribute to the overall ethos / work / aims of the school.
22.Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required.
23.Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.
24.Assist with the supervision of pupils throughout the school day
25.Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.

The aim at the end of this period is that the young person will be able to take on the role as a learning support assistant or be ready to undertake an apprenticeship.

SKILLS NEEDED
To learn new skills
To want to work with the children
To be willing to achieve a Level 2 / GCSE Grade 4 or equivalent in English/Maths (if not already achieved this will be set up by Brading Primary)

WORKING HOURS
8:30am to 2:30 Monday to Friday term time only

HOURLY RATE
National Minimum Wage

ADDITIONAL EMPLOYABILITY SUPPORT
We will provide the applicant a mentor in school who will meet with them on a weekly basis.
All new staff have an induction which includes discussion about time keeping, health and safety and safeguarding. We also run a training programme which is based with the National College and the Local Authority to support the development of learning on the job.
We also have in school training support as well in regards to helping develop skills within the classroom and around the school.
We will provide them with a programme to work within different areas of the school.
Towards the end of the placement we will provide them with training to update their CV with the skills learnt to date, and give mock interviews and tips of what we expect to see when hiring someone.
We will also perform an exit survey to assess what they have achieved during the placement

Average of 25 Hours per week over 6 months – due to the school closing for half/end of term holidays you will be expected to work more hours per week, after taking into account any holiday pay due, to cover these weeks when you will not be able or required to attend the placement.

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