Learning Support Assistant

GEMS Education

About the Role

You will hold a key role in supporting the Teacher/ Lead Practitioner in promoting the learning and personal development of named pupil. You will supervise and facilitate individual support for the named pupil, with particular reference to IEP targets, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities, including, where appropriate, specialist lessons.

Your role will be carried out mainly within the classroom, however you will also support the Teacher and the School in other aspects related to assisting teaching and learning across the school.

You will have various responsibilities supervise the named pupil in small group or one to one learning activities in school in or away from the main teaching area if group work is in the named pupil’s interests. Contribute effectively to the lessons and assist in setting out learning materials appropriate to planned activity for the named pupil.

You will record and share with the Teacher and school Leaders issues of concern and positive feedback about the students.

You will work closely under the guidance of the Teacher to communicate with the students and their parents but also to maintain a file of IEPs, records and other relevant documents.

About You

You will hold a High school certificate and have a minimum of two years experience in a teaching and learning environment.

You must be under a spousal or family sponsorship.

You will have experience working with students with special learning needs. You will be knowledgeable about behavior management strategies and will be skilled in promoting good behavior and discipline.

Preference will be given to candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree and/or to those who hold a teaching qualification.

You will be able to effectively communicate and influence students, parents, teachers and school Leaders. You will be well-organised and willing to develop your skills to acquire further knowledge and to continuously improve in a professional teaching and learning environment.

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