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Vision Teaching are currently working with a very organised, well established and forward thinking PMLD school (Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties). This OFSTED Outstanding school are looking for an experienced Learning Support Assistant to join them ASAP for the duration of the academic year with a view to gain a permanent contract directly with the school.
The school is based in the Hammersmith borough of London so transport links are excellent. You will be working with a group of 5-8 pupil’s with autism. They are secondary aged, non verbal and exhibit challenging behaviour. The class is a mixed ability and have complex needs. All the pupils have PMLD so a willingness to engage in personal care support is essential to this role. You must be able to swim also as you will be going into the hydra pool to assist the pupils. This is a full time role Monday to Friday with working hours of 9am- 3.30pm.
What is required in the role:
Working closely with parents and reporting back on pupils progress
Preparing the classroom ready for the school day
Working with children on a 1:1 basis as well as in small groups
Providing personal care
Assisting at swimming with the pupils
Observing children’s behaviour
DBS on the update system or willing to apply
Available full time
Previous PMLD or high SEND needs experience
Positive attitude towards learning
Children with PMLD will have more than one disability, this could mean they may have trouble with the following: communication, hearing and visual impairments, physical disabilities, and mental health difficulties. Many individuals with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties rely on different ways to communicate this though PECS and/or Makaton so experience in these is preferable but not essential as you will be trained whilst on the job.
The school is OFSTED rated outstanding and resides in the Hammersmith & Fulham borough. It is a day school for pupils aged 2-19 years and have served the community for a number of years. They offer support from a lovely and extremely organised team and offer amazing care to all their pupils. If you would like to be considered please apply ASAP and a member of the Vision Teaching team will be in touch.