Langside

Learning Support Assistant – Langside School

JOB TITLE:   Learning Support Assistant at Langside School

RESPONSIBLE TO:  Teacher / Principal

REPORTS TO:   Teacher / Principal

LOCATION:  Langside School

HOURS: 33.3 per week

OVERALL PURPOSE:  To support the teacher in the delivery of the curriculum and support the pupils with personal care needs. To ensure the safekeeping and welfare of all pupils at all times

MAIN DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

IN RELATION TO PUPILS / STUDENTS:

  • To provide personal care support to whatever level is appropriate for the pupil /  student
  • To enable and encourage as high a level of pupil / student independence as possible
  • To enable and support pupils and students to use their chosen method of communication at all times
  • To support and enable pupils and students in the classroom to access the curriculum
  • To support pupils and students to access out of school educational experiences
  • To support and assist pupils and students with their feeding programmes
  • To support and assist pupils and students with their physical exercise and physiotherapy programmes
  • To monitor pupils and students for any changes in behaviour or physical appearance which may give cause for concern.

IN RELATION TO STAFF TEAM:

  • Make a positive contribution to Langside’s multi-team approach
  • Support the implementation of programmes initiated by teaching, nursing and therapy staff
  • Attend any training or meetings which are essential in order to effectively and safely carry out duties, but may be additional to contracted hours
  • Be an active participant in the appraisal system
  • Act as a positive role model at all times and specifically in respect of new members of staff.

IN RELATION TO MANAGEMENT AND ORGANISATION:

  •  To actively support the school’s policy of continued personal professional development
  • To report any changes in pupil’s or student’s behaviour or physical appearance which may give cause for concern to the line manager, Senior Nurse or Head Teacher
  • To report all accidents to staff or pupils to line manager or Senior Nurse in line with the school’s policy
  • To ensure all areas and equipment kept as clean as possible
  • To report any broken or damaged equipment or furniture
  • To actively support all Langside School and Diverse Abilities policies and working practices.

Key competencies / values – essential / desirable

  • Interpersonal skills – essential
  • Team work – essential
  • Clear communication – essential
  • Understands, values and respects people – essential
  • Person centred approach – essential
  • Problem solving – essential
  • Self management – essential

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